A business owner could not be sued for the death of a neighbor who was shot in an attempt to stop a robbery of his business, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.
The “open and obvious danger” rule does not apply to preclude a finding of negligence in a premises liability action filed by a tenant who was injured when he unsuccessfully attempted to flip into an inflatable pool from a trampoline, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled in reversing a defense verdict.
An employee waived her right to sue her employer’s customers for negligence when she signed a workers’ compensation disclaimer at the time she was hired, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
The owner of an apartment complex had no liability for the drowning of a tenant’s guest in a swimming pool, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a 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 New York City transit authority did not have a heightened duty of care to prevent a passenger from slipping and falling while walking in a train station, the New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled in reversing a $7.7 million judgment.
A New Jersey court on Thursday overturned a $7.7 million award to a commuter who slipped on wet floor mats at a train station outside New York City, rejecting the notion that the regional transit authority had a heightened duty of care.
Racetrack operators wouldn’t be in business if they couldn’t effectively shield themselves from liability for injuries to their paying customers.
But one Arkansas dragway just learned that, while a release of liability may come in handy when it comes to an engine block flying into the crowd, it doesn’t necessarily bar suits arising from more mundane sorts of mishaps.
A home caregiver assumed the risk of injuries suffered in an attack by an Alzheimer’s patient, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
A California home care worker suffered serious stab wounds in 2008 when an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient suddenly turned on her.
This week, a state court ruled that the caregiver assumed the risk of her injuries.