A doctor treating a patient for an inoperable brain tumor did not owe a duty of care to a third party injured when the patient suffered a grand mal seizure while driving, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled in affirming summary judgment.
A bar may be liable for injuries suffered by a customer in an assault that occurred in the establishment’s parking lot, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
A prestigious Connecticut boarding school is on the hook for nearly $42 million for failing to ensure that a student was protected from insect-borne viral encephalitis during a 2007 trip to China.
A hotel may be liable for injuries suffered by a guest in a drunk driving accident that occurred following her eviction from her room, the Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
The economic loss rule does not bar a property owner’s negligence lawsuit against its insurance broker, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Is there anyone to sue when a child dies because of an unsafe condition on one of the millions of abandoned properties in the U.S.?
One state court just scratched mortgage holders and homeowners associations off the list of potential targets.
A Pennsylvania corrections officer has lost her bid to sue prison doctors for failing to warn her that certain prison inmates had a dreaded communicable disease.
In torpedoing the prison guard’s lawsuit last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to impose a new, affirmative duty on doctors to warn third parties that a patient has an infectious disease.
The Wyoming Supreme Court has decided that a car owner had no liability for a serious crash that occurred shortly after her vehicle was stolen from her driveway – even though she facilitated the theft by leaving her car unattended with the motor running.
The South Carolina Supreme Court last month overturned a $12.3 million verdict against a HealthSouth rehabilitation hospital sued for allowing a patient recuperating from a gunshot wound to develop a severe bedsore.
As young drivers, we are taught to keep our wheels straight when waiting to make a left-hand turn. That’s to prevent us from being propelled into oncoming traffic should we suffer the misfortune of being rear-ended.
But does a driver breach a duty of care to oncoming drivers by failing to follow this simple rule?