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Family of Florida Pilot Killed in Crash File Lawsuit

The family of a pilot killed in a plane crash while taking off in 2014 has filed a lawsuit. They have named  the advertising company that hired him, the man who trained the pilot on behalf of the company, the air-traffic control company, the air traffic controller that gave the pilot clearance for take off… Read More »

NC Industrial Commission Enforcing Workers’ Comp Laws Against Scofflaw Employers

The North Carolina Industrial Commission, tabbed with enforcing workers’ compensation compliance among employers, has collected $1 million in fines in the last year, according to the Insurance Journal. NCIC also charged 100 employers with misdemeanors for willfully going without coverage. Raleigh’s News & Observer has been tracking this issue for years, reporting in 2012 that… Read More »

Family Files Lawsuit Against Care Company After Man Found Dead

The family of an elderly man who died after he fell and was bitten by ants before staff of the assisted living center he lived at found him hours later has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit allegations include wrongful death, elder abuse, professional negligence and falsely advertising their services. The elderly man reportedly… Read More »

Schools Still Having Issues with Lead in the Water

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought new attention on lead in our water supplies. Unfortunately, problems with lead in school water supplies have been lingering on for years. Mainly caused by archaic buildings and plumbing, extended by neglect and tight state budgets, and made possible by a loophole in federal rules that exempts… Read More »

Second Lawsuit Filed in Texas Dump Truck Crash

The driver of a dump truck that crashed into the intersection in Texas has now filed a lawsuit against his employer. The truck driver was driving the truck when the brakes failed causing him to crash in to several vehicles before driving off a cliff. His lawsuit alleges that his employer failed to maintain the… Read More »

Assumption of Risk at the Ballpark

If you were injured on an outing or during a recreational activity, you might wonder whether you are eligible for compensation or if compensation can be denied because you “assumed the risk.” North Carolina allows assumption of risk as a defense to a personal injury claim if the defendant can prove two elements: (1) the… Read More »

Woman Sues School District and Builder for Injuries Sustained from a Fall

A woman has filed a lawsuit against both the school district and the building company for injuries she suffered after tripping and falling into a construction trench in front of an elementary school. The woman fell into the trench despite there being a temporary fence set up surrounding the hole in the ground. The woman… Read More »

Fallen Tree Injures Eight in California, Lawsuit Filed

The mother of two of eight children that were injured when a tree fell onto them near a California children’s museum has filed a lawsuit against the city and the children’s museum for compensation for their injuries. The children were waiting to be picked up after attending a summer camp session when a five-story-tall pine… Read More »

Leak at Train Station Caused Serious Injuries to New York Woman

A 29-year-old New York woman who claims she fell and injured herself due to water falling from above an escalator at a train station is suing the city. The civil lawsuit following recent complaints about frequent dripping at the station that no one with the city or the transportation authority has taken action to remedy…. Read More »

NC Can-Opener Bridge Tears Roofs Off Large Trucks

What would you call a bridge that peels back the metal canopies of big rigs that defy its clearance warning? In Durham, North Carolina, they have a name for the old railroad bridge that has been the scene of more than 100 truck accidents since 2008; they call it the can opener. As NBC News… Read More »