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
When the stakes are high, the temptation is always there to bend the rules to give your own side an advantage. Civil rights groups argue that Georgia GOP Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is running for governor, is doing just that. Kemp, who oversees the state's election process, faces legal Read More
Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak sued the Southern California Gas Co. on Monday, saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well at the underground Aliso Canyon storage field about 40 miles (64 Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California. The rebuff, issued without comment Monday, is a blow to business groups, which had called for Read More
Thomas McGlynn worked as a shipfitter and laborer in shipyards and aboard ships in New York and New Jersey from 1976 until the late 1980’s. During that time, he was exposed to asbestos-containing products including valves manufactured by Jenkins Bros. In April 2015, Mr. McGlynn, then 74 years old, Read More
Emissions from gas stations may be much higher than previously thought. Researchers at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Arid Technologies wanted to know if vent pipe emissions of benzene from storage tanks at gas stations are really at the levels that people think they are. Read More
A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians, officials and victims' relatives said Sunday. The weekend crash Read More

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