An employer could be sued for the wrongful death of an employee under the theory that it was the successor of the entity that caused the accident, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from a U.S. District Court.
A health club may be liable for failing to render adequate emergency assistance to a member who collapsed from a heart attack, New York’s highest court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
State law makes safety inspectors liable for deaths resulting from their negligent failure to ensure a mine’s compliance with federal safety standards, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Published: February 8, 2013
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The name of another high-profile player was recently added to the concussion-related litigation against the National Football League.
A Maryland jury assessed damages of $18.9 million against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for putting a new tire on an eroded rim — an action that led to the death of a woman and her two children.
Toyota has settled two high-profile cases involving sudden unintended acceleration that were set for trial in February, according to the Los Angeles Times.
There’s been plenty of litigation over whether a nursing home arbitration clause executed by a medical power of attorney is enforceable.
Yesterday, West Virginia’s highest court addressed the more novel issue of whether a health care surrogate can bind a patient or her estate to arbitration.
When a couple came to trial lawyer Danny Thomas’ office four years ago with a disturbing case involving the death of their daughter and her newborn baby at the hands of a religious group, he knew the case would not be easy.
A product liability plaintiff could not introduce evidence of previous electrical fires in Ford Windstar vans to show that the car manufacturer failed to adequately warn consumers of the hazard, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
A nursing home sued for wrongful death could not enforce an arbitration agreement that specified an alternate dispute resolution agency that is no longer in the business of health care arbitrations, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.