The Florida Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a U.S. citizen who was sexually assaulted by a masseur at a Cancun resort could not be forced to litigate negligence claims against her timeshare promoters in Mexico court.
A Pennsylvania court ruled earlier this month that State Farm had a duty to defend a 71-year-old homeowner sued for shooting a houseguest he mistook for an intruder.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court concluded that the fact the homeowner had a blood alcohol level of .187 when he pulled the trigger may mean that an intentional injury exclusion in State Farm’s policy does not bar coverage of the lawsuit.
When one thinks of New York State, it’s hard not to think of New York City with its millions of people crammed among towering concrete and steel boxes.
But anyone who has actually driven through the state knows the landscape is dotted with farms, thousands of them.
That’s why it seems odd that it wasn’t until yesterday that New York’s top court addressed the rather mundane issue of a cow wandering into the path of a motor vehicle.
Texans may love their dogs, but that doesn’t mean they can sue for the loss of companionship of a mistakenly euthanized family pet.
The Texas Supreme Court made that clear on Friday when it refused to budge from the long-standing rule that pets are classified as property for tort law purposes.
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.
Attorneys want to cross-examine a Chicago Transit Authority driver using videos that captured a pedestrian being crushed underneath the wheels of his bus back in 2009.
Last week, an Illinois court ruled that the driver must relive his nightmare, even if viewing the accident videos for the first time will aggravate his post-traumatic stress disorder.
An injured baseball fan usually has about as much chance of winning a negligence suit as my Cleveland Indians have of winning a World Series.
But the Idaho Supreme Court just gave the go ahead to the personal injury action of a spectator who lost an eye to a foul ball.