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Viewpoint: 11th Circuit Ruling Reminds Insurers to Tread Carefully When Settling Multiple Claims

Insurers handling claims in Florida often feel like they are fighting an uphill battle to avoid bad faith lawsuits arising from the alleged failure of an insurer to act in good faith when settling a liability claim against the insured. …

Japan Court Orders Gov’t, TEPCO to Pay in Fukushima Disaster

TOKYO (AP) _ A Japanese court on Wednesday found the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant negligent for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 nuclear disaster, ordering them to pay some 1 billion yen …

Man Beaten in Dodgers Parking Lot Sues Team For Negligence

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers are being sued for negligence by a man who was attacked in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium and left with brain damage, his lawyers announced Friday. The lawsuit, filed this week by …

Family of Missing Florida Teen Fisherman Sues Other Boy’s Family

The mother of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean filed suit Friday against the other boy’s parents and grandfather, alleging they should have prevented them from taking an ill-equipped boat out to sea. …

Jury Finds Disneyland Negligent Though No Damages Awarded

A jury has found that Disneyland was negligent in an accident on its Splash Mountain ride four years ago but says that didn’t contribute to a rider’s injury. The federal jury in Los Angeles didn’t award any damages to Steve …

Anchorage School District Faces $4.5M Judgment Over Student Injury

The Anchorage School District is facing a $4.5 million judgment after being found negligent in a lawsuit filed by the family of a student who was severely injured after falling at his school. The Anchorage Daily News says Superior Court …

Oregon Will Pay $1.5M in Torture Death Lawsuit

The state of Oregon has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the estate of a murdered Eugene teenager. The settlement will resolve a lawsuit alleging that negligence by state child protection workers led to Jeanette Maples’ starvation, torture and beating …

Florida Jury Awards $3M in Day Care Sex Abuse

A Florida jury has awarded $3 million to the family of a young girl who was sexually abused at a day care center. Attorney Jeff Herman said Wednesday the Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury found Discovery Day Care negligent after a …

Judge Rules BP Not Negligent in Alaska Spill

A federal judge ruled that BP was not negligent in the case of a 2009 oil spill and did not violate the terms of its probation from an earlier accident thus escaping further punishment. The decision is a victory for …

Badly Injured Bicyclist Loses at Michigan Supreme Court

An Upper Peninsula quarry is not liable for brain damage and other injuries suffered by a woman who was riding in a popular bike event when she lost control on a rough road, the Michigan Supreme Court said, reversing a …