Injury Law News

  • Pedestrians killed by cars in San Diego surge in 2018
    The number of pedestrians killed by cars spiked last year in the city of San Diego. Thirty four people died in 2018 after being hit by a vehicle, up from 17 victims the previous year, according to statistics provided by the San Diego Police Department. The bloodshed comes despite efforts by Mayor
  • Kansas Mother Settles Wrongful Death Police Shooting Suit for $2.3M
    The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan out of his family’s garage has reached a $2.3 million settlement with the city. In the settlement, the city of Overland Park, Kansas, makes no admission of wrongdoing in the January 2017 death of 17-
  • California county sues PG&E for Camp Fire damage
    Butte County filed suit against PG&E on Tuesday, alleging that the company's failure to respond to extreme weather conditions in the hours before November's Camp Fire played a central role in sparking the catastrophe. The Nov. 8 fire killed 86 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes in and
  • Kentucky Supreme Court: Employers Can’t Condition Employment on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
    The mandatory arbitration agreement is one tactic large companies use to limit their liability and control an employee or customer’s access to the court system. A mandatory arbitration agreement requires the signing parties – which can be a consumer or an employee, though this post will focus on
Physician Outsourcing Group Fired Employees for Reporting Sexually Charged Environment, Jury Found A Dallas federal court jury returned a verdict awarding almost half a million dollars to three former employees in a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Read More
A California jury awarded more than $7.4 million to a mother who was seriously injured and whose 3-year old daughter was killed in a 2012 pedestrian accident in an Orange County school crosswalk. The jury found the driver, Carlos Parra, 20, negligent in the accident, but also found the County of Read More
A garbage truck driver recovered $1.575 million after suffering severe injuries from colliding head-on into a truck trailer that blocked the highway. Richard Scott, 48, of Hampshire, IL, began his usual morning route at 4 AM on Route 72, working as a garbage truck driver for Veolia Waste Management Read More
Jury awards slain mayor's family $97 million CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death. CA Upholds $1 Million Verdict in Retaliation Suit Against LAFD The Court of Appeal for this district has Read More
By Barry P. Goldberg What? Is texting and driving now legal in California? Not quite… But the California Court of Appeals has recently ruled that it is permissible to view maps on smartphones while driving. In a law that took effect in 2008 (and which has been subject to several updates), the state Read More
A jury in Chicago awarded an Illinois woodworker a $1.25 million jury verdict in federal court after he was severely injured while using a defective Ryobi table saw. ​​A former chief engineer for Ryobi told jurors that the addition of a simple piece of curved metal – called a riving knife – Read More

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