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
Editorial from AmericanLegalNews.com - Donald Trump is in the White House, there is a strong conservative majority in the Supreme Court and the Republican Party controls both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. In addition, the GOP controls the majority of Governorships and state Read More
The arrival of ride-sharing services has resulted in an increase fatal traffic accidents in U.S. cities, a draft paper released Thursday shows. The research, produced in collaboration between the University of Chicago and Rice University, shows that the ride-share apps are associated with a two- to Read More
A private school system in Hawaii has paid $65 million to 32 people who sued the institution for the sexual abuse perpetrated decades ago by a psychiatric consultant. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the payment Kamehameha Schools made this week is part of the $80 million settlement reached in Read More
Ridgefield, Connecticut-based Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. was not upfront about the risks of its blood thinner, Pradaxa, a federal jury found Wednesday evening before returning a $1.25 million award for the family of an 84-year-old woman who died of severe bleeding. The nine-person Read More
A college gynecologist sued over inappropriate touching is facing additional accusations. Ninety-three additional former students have accused Dr. George Tyndall of sexual misconduct. "The impact of my appointments with Dr. Tyndall went far beyond just discomfort while I was with him,” Marie Read More
NJ Transit’s legal troubles from the 2016 Hoboken Terminal train crash are mounting. Since early September, the Hudson County judge overseeing 35 lawsuits related to the crash has added 10 more to the consolidated case, Bhalla vs NJ Transit. Court records show another 12 lawsuits that have been Read More

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