U.S. District Court News

5th Circuit Rejects Assertion that Drunken Driving Equals Intention to Crash

If a drunken motorist collides with another vehicle, can the incident truly be called an accident? A federal judge in Texas said “no” and dismissed a plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking punitive damages from Cincinnati Insurance Co. On Tuesday, the U.S. 5th …

Federal Judge Issues Rare Summary Judgment Finding Insurer Acted in Bad Faith

A federal judge in Pennsylvania decided to skip the jury and ruled based on the facts presented in briefings that GuideOne Insurance acted in bad faith by sitting on a church’s property damage claim for six months. U.S. District Judge …

Suit: Weather Channel’s Reckless ‘Storm Wranglers’ Caused Deadly Crash

Photo courtesy of Robert A. Ball The mother of a Texas man who was killed when his vehicle collided with an SUV driven by a storm-chasing television crew has filed a $125 million lawsuit against The Weather Channel. The suit …