A Maryland teenager with cerebral palsy who lost an eye when a fellow student allegedly threw a book at her face will get $55,000 from the city of Baltimore under a settlement approved by the City Board of Estimates.
It’s ten malpractice suits and counting against a suspended Alabama attorney and the firm that used to employ him in what one plaintiff’s lawyer said is the strangest case he’s ever encountered.
A North County, Calif. jury has awarded $4.5 million to two girls who were molested by their Carlsbad elementary school teacher, and unanimously found the school district was negligent in supervising the teacher.
A public school district may be vicariously liable for the negligent hiring, retention and supervision of a guidance counselor who allegedly sexually harassed and abused a student, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
The rule that courts should abstain from deciding ecclesiastical matters doesn’t bar a lawsuit alleging that a Catholic diocese negligently supervised a priest who sexually abused children, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A neck surgery patient could not sue a hospital for negligently credentialing her surgeon for a procedure he was allegedly not competent to perform, the Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
A Virginia military academy has agreed to pay $700,000 to the family of a 17-year-old student who fell to his death out of a third-story window after he was told he had been expelled.
A teenager struck in the face by a ball while serving as a volunteer at a golf outing may recover damages for negligence, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled.
The Washington state Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to pay $6.4 million on behalf of four women whose families say they were attacked, raped or killed by a man not properly supervised by the department.