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Lawsuit: Negligence Caused Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Hotel

ATLANTA — A lawsuit filed Monday alleges “negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems” caused a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel that killed one person and potentially sickened dozens. State and county health officials …

Man Burned by Caustic Beer at N.J. Casino Eatery Awarded $750,000

A man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned when he drank a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded $750,000. A jury on Friday awarded the man, Richard Washart, $650,000 for …

New York Bill Seeks to Extend Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Deadline

Legislation before state lawmakers in New York would significantly change medical malpractice law by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment. Patients currently must file lawsuits within 21/2 years after the alleged malpractice. The bill would …

Families of 10 Sailors Aboard Sunken El Faro Freighter Settle Claims

The families of ten sailors aboard a cargo ship that sank in a hurricane last year have settled claims with the vessel’s owner. The Florida Times-Union reports that each of the families will receive $500,000 each in the settlement with …

Georgia Judge Cuts Jeep Fire Death Damages From $150M to $40M

A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million. Decatur County Superior Court Judge J. Kevin Chason also denied …

California Voters to Consider Raising Medical Malpractice Cap

Voters could make California the first state to require many doctors to submit to random drug and alcohol tests, a safeguard that has long been in place for pilots, police officers and others who must stay clear-eyed on the job. …

Oregon Safeway Sued for $280,000 in Slip and Fall

A woman who says she hurt her back after slipping on a greasy spot at a Safeway store in Sandy has filed a lawsuit against the grocery chain. The Oregonian newspaper reports that Tammy Hadley seeks at least $30,000 for …

Maine Man Sues Petco, Claims Pet Rat Caused Illness

A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet supply retailer. Dominic Profenno Jr. said in his complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Portland …

California Medical Malpractice Award Debate Continues

Supporters of raising California’s award limit for medical malpractice suits hope to put the issue before voters. The Los Angeles Times reports lawyers and consumer groups are getting signatures for a ballot measure to increase 1975’s pain and suffering limit …

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Liable for $23M in Ross Slaying

A judge in Lexington ruled Monday that former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn is liable for nearly $24 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of his slain ex-fiancee. Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael ruled after …