Latest Personal Injury Law News

Big support for insurance rate regulation measure in California
Thursday August 21st 2014, 2:23 am Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

A proposal to randomly drug test doctors and increase the limit on medical malpractice lawsuit awards also has a strong show of support in the poll. [News Source]

Lawsuit asks San Francisco to share pain on green regulations
Wednesday August 20th 2014, 11:36 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

The Endangered Species Act has wreaked havoc for decades on rural communities, but a newly filed lawsuit could force San Francisco urbanites like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to share their pain. A federal complaint filed this week contends that the Hetch Hetchy Project, which supplies water to San Francisco ... [News Source]

Sangamon County Board approves $2.6M Carlock settlement, health department plan
Wednesday August 20th 2014, 10:56 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

Sangamon County on Wednesday approved a $2.6 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit and agreed to provide health department services in nearby Menard County.The two unrelated issues were the only items up for debate during a special meeting of the Sangamon County Board.The $2.6 million settlement ended a lawsuit filed by the family of A. Paul Carlock, who died in 2007 after a struggle ... [News Source]

NBCU Slammed In Second Age-Discrimination Lawsuit By Emmy-Winning Former KNBC Producer
Wednesday August 20th 2014, 10:52 pm Filed under Discrimination lawsuit

Pink slipped from his producing job at KNBC about two years ago after almost a decade at the station, Frank Snepp has decided to double up on his battle against his former employer. The 71-year-old Emmy and Peabody winner today filed a wrongful-termination complaint against NBCUniversal and the local LA affiliate seeking a jury trial and "compensatory, general, and punitive damages." Proving ... [News Source]

After infant dies, lawsuit filed against nanny service care.com
Wednesday August 20th 2014, 9:55 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of a 3-month-old baby girl who died while under the care of Waukegan-area baby sitter Sarah Gumm have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gumm and Care.com, a nanny screening service that helped the couple hire her. [News Source]

State high court to rule on suit by asbestos-worker's family
Wednesday August 20th 2014, 9:14 pm Filed under Asbestos lawsuit

A state appeals court had ruled in May that Johnny Kesner, diagnosed in 2011 with a terminal form of mesothelioma commonly caused by asbestos, could sue his uncle's former employer, Abex, which made brake linings filled with asbestos. While an employer isn't responsible for harm suffered by everyone who comes in contact with its employees, the First District Court of Appeal said, a company that ... [News Source]

Filner deposed in second harassment case
Wednesday August 20th 2014, 8:48 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

SAN DIEGO — Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was in no mood to talk with the media as he arrived Wednesday morning downtown for a deposition in another sexual harassment suit he’s facing. Filner refused to answer questions outside … [News Source]