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
Christopher Duntsch’s surgical outcomes were so outlandishly poor that Texas prosecuted him for harming patients. Why did it take so long for the systems that are supposed to police problem doctors to stop him from operating? The pain from the pinched nerve in the back of Jeff Glidewell’s neck had Read More
The city of St. Paul, Minnesota, has agreed to pay $520,000 to a woman who was attacked by a police dog last year as she was taking out her trash, one of her attorneys said. The decision to pay Desiree Collins for the Sept. 23, 2017, attack comes a month after a federal judge found that Collins’ Read More
A Tennessee jury has awarded $7,500 for each body at issue in a class-action lawsuit against several funeral homes and a now-closed cemetery where hundreds of bodies were mishandled. The Commercial Appeal reports the jury’s decision was rendered Tuesday, a day after the panel found Galilee Memorial Read More
If you’ve applied for a job recently, there’s a good chance you had to fill out an extensive salary history. It’s not at all unusual for companies to require applicants to provide their salaries at several – or even all – of their past jobs. In public sector jobs, wages and benefits are easily Read More
JONESBORO, Ga. — A law firm says a Georgia jury has awarded $31 million to a boy for a botched circumcision he received as a newborn. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the award was handed down Friday in northern Georgia’s Clayton County. A lawsuit filed by the boy’s family says he was 18 Read More
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge’s decree has paved the way for new trials in two Risperdal cases, in order to determine the applicability of punitive damages in those same actions. On Sept. 14, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold L. New, ruled in a pair of separate orders Read More