Injury & Accident Law
1293 ABA Journal Injury & Accident Law articles.
Maker of Snapchat can be sued for speed filter used by youths before fatal crash, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has ruled that Snapchat isn’t protected from liability by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a case alleging that three youths died in a car crash after using the app’s speed filter.
May 6, 2021 9:46 AM CDT
May 5, 2021 2:06 PM CDT
Judge tosses case for lawyer’s refusal to wear mask
Judge Lawrence Knipel of New York City has tossed a car-crash lawsuit because of a lawyer’s refusal to wear a face…
Mar 29, 2021 4:39 PM CDT
In growing trend, suits seek to hold motel operators liable for human trafficking
A lawsuit filed against the operators of several New Jersey motels is part of a growing trend to hold the hospitality industry liable for human trafficking at its properties.
Feb 25, 2021 1:42 PM CST
Feb 25, 2021 10:57 AM CST
Suits multiply over Texas power outages; is power grid operator protected by sovereign immunity?
Lawsuits are already being filed against the operator of the power grid in Texas over lost lives, property damage and business interruption caused by power outages during the winter storm in February.
Feb 24, 2021 12:11 PM CST
Grandparents can recover emotional distress damages under ‘zone of danger’ rule, top state court rules
A grandparent who saw her 2-year-old granddaughter get hit by falling debris, causing her death, can recover emotional distress damages as a bystander under the “zone of danger” rule, New York’s top court has ruled.
Feb 24, 2021 9:14 AM CST
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Dec 21, 2020 9:10 AM CST
Proposed $26B opioid settlement disclosed
Four companies involved in making and distributing opioids have disclosed a proposed $26 billion settlement that would end thousands of lawsuits by state and local…
Nov 6, 2020 3:48 PM CST
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Sep 11, 2020 11:39 AM CDT
No takebacks? Settlement offer missing a zero can be withdrawn, appeals court says
A settlement offer for one-tenth of the intended amount can be rescinded after it was mistakenly sent to an insurer by a lawyer’s paralegal, a Florida appeals court has ruled.
Aug 20, 2020 11:26 AM CDT
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