A federal judge expressed his frustration with Mississippi’s cap on noneconomic damages when earlier this month he trimmed $4.45 million from a medical malpractice verdict compensating a family for the loss of a young mother and her unborn child.
A woman in an invalid marriage had standing to pursue a wrongful death suit for the loss of her husband so long as she subjectively had a good faith belief that her marriage was legal, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
A doctor sued for wrongful death and medical malpractice could not enforce an arbitration agreement signed by his patient when he first sought treatment, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
The verdict, which totaled $152 million, was one of Lawyers USA’s Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2011.
The liability of a snowboarder for a fatal collision with a skier is determined by the common law recklessness standard rather than the statutory negligence standard of care governing ski resorts, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.
A parent did not have standing to pursue a §1983 cause of action for the suicide of her adult child while in county jail, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
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 mother and adult daughter of the victim of an airplane crash had the capacity to sue the federal government for the alleged negligence of a flight controller, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A national fraternity may be liable for the death of a pledge from acute alcohol intoxication, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
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.