Latest Personal Injury Law News

Lawsuit’s intent is to protect wolverines (The Kansas City Star)
Tuesday September 30th 2008, 11:20 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

HELENA, Mont. | Environmental groups sued the federal government Tuesday to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, saying the Interior Department disregarded scientific conclusions that the species was in jeopardy. [News Source]

$28M Settlement in Big Dig Wrongful Death Lawsuit (FOX 25 Boston)
Tuesday September 30th 2008, 10:42 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a woman who was crushed to death when a Big Dig tunnel ceiling collapsed has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for more than $28 million. [News Source]

Agency files sexual harassment suit against Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Tuesday September 30th 2008, 10:41 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

The EEOC says female employees in the mailroom work in a hostile environment. The newspaper denies the claim and says it took steps to correct improper conduct. [News Source]

Ky. girl undergoing more surgery on repaired foot (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
Tuesday September 30th 2008, 10:08 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville girl who lost one foot and had the other reattached following an accident at Kentucky Kingdom last year is having to undergo more surgery in Nashville, Tenn. [News Source]

Ky. Girl Undergoing More Surgery On Repaired Foot (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Tuesday September 30th 2008, 10:02 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

A Louisville girl who lost one foot and had the other reattached following an accident at Kentucky Kingdom last year is having to undergo more surgery in Nashville. [News Source]

Confidential Divorce Papers Must Be Disclosed in Related Malpractice Suit, Court Rules (Law.com)
Tuesday September 30th 2008, 10:01 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

A doctor who accused his former lawyer of botching his divorce cannot keep the papers submitted in the underlying proceedings confidential under state law, a New York appeals court has ruled. The court held that a law requiring that papers filed in a matrimonial action be designated as confidential "must, in this instance, give way to the disclosure of relevant evidence needed" to defend against ... [News Source]

$28M settlement reached in Big Dig death lawsuit (Detroit Free Press)
Tuesday September 30th 2008, 9:59 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

BOSTON — The family of a woman killed when a Big Dig tunnel ceiling collapsed has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for more than $28 million, attorneys said tonight. [News Source]