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Benchmarks: Caregiver assumed risk of attack by Alzheimer’s patient

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.

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Benchmarks: Rollerblader didn’t assume risk of injury

If you tool around the neighborhood with wheels on your feet, you should accept the simple fact that you’ve appreciably increased your risk of falling. But thanks to New York’s highest court, rollerbladers can now proceed relatively carefree because the ...

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