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University of California Admits Liability in Player's Death spacer image The University of California has acknowledged that its negligence led to the death of one of its football players two years ago. The 21-year-old defensive lineman from Bakersfield, California died after a strenuous workout. Following his death, the family filed a lawsuit alleging that the university was negligent in the player's death. According to the lawsuit, the player had a sickle cell trait and should not have been participating in the drill in which the team sprinted up and down a hill while holding a rope together. The lawsuit contends that the trainers and coach, who were previously involved in the similar death of another player, did not assist the player when he was struggling during the workout. Staff Report, Fox News 01/31/2016
Family Files Suit After Boy Bitten by Snake at Disney, Grandmother Dies
A family from Alabama says they are filing a lawsuit against Disney after their grandmother died after witnessing her grandson getting bit by a snake. The family was visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom when a snake fell from a tree and bit the boy. The snake was not venomous and the minor bite was treated at the park, allowing the family to return to the Animal Kingdom that day. The lawsuit contends that the grandmother witnessed the event and suffered a heart attack two days later. The family alleges that the grandmother was in good health prior to the incident. Staff Report, personalinjury.com 02/01/2016
Dillard v. Commonwealth Docket: 2013-SC-000425-DG
Opinion Date: December 17, 2015
Areas of Law: Criminal Law
Appellant was driving her uninsured vehicle when she collided with another vehicle, allegedly causing $3,600 in damages. Appellant entered a conditional guilty plea to the charged offense of Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance. The district court sentenced Appellant to a two-year sentence, conditionally discharged, with “restitution to be determined.” Before the restitution hearing, Appellant appealed. The circuit court dismissed the appeal, concluding that it lacked appellate jurisdiction because there was no final action from the district court. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the circuit court was correct in concluding that its appellate jurisdiction was not properly invoked in this case.
Greene v. Commonwealth Docket: 2014-SC-000122-MR
Opinion Date: December 17, 2015
Areas of Law: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Appellant pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, and other crimes. Before final sentencing, Appellant moved to withdraw his guilty plea, arguing that he was provided ineffective assistance of counsel and that he relied on erroneous legal advice regarding time served when he entered his guilty plea. After holding an evidentiary hearing, the trial court denied the motion. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in ruling that Appellant may have received inaccurate advice from his trial counsel about jail-time credit but that Appellant was not prejudiced by counsel’s mistake.
Indiana Cemetery Tricked People Into Buying Burial Contracts, Suit Says. A lawsuit has been filed by the daughter of a mentally ill woman who was allegedly forced into purchasing a prepaid burial plot. The lawsuit alleges that the 68-year-old woman, who has suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and psychosis for much of her life, was tricked into paying $140 a month for the past two years to the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indiana. The class action lawsuit, filed Monday in Marion Superior Court, contends that the cemetery has a history of tricking mentally ill and elderly people into buying burial contracts. Kristine Guerra, Indianapolis Star 09/29/2015
Ala. Contractor Awarded $3.5 for Termination from Projects.A contractor from Alabama has been awarded $3.5 million in a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongfully fired from contracting jobs. The contractor filed the civil lawsuit against the city of Birmingham after he was fired from projects at the West Police Precinct, the Fountain Heights Recreation Center and the Negro Southern League Museum. The plaintiff was fired from the jobs back in 2013 and filed the lawsuit shortly after. He was awarded over $3.5 million by a Jefferson County jury after a weeklong trial. Kelsey Stein, AL.com 09/28/201
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Staff Report, Reuters 09/02/2015
Sony Hacking Lawsuit Settled spacer image Sony has settled a lawsuit over a hacking incident that took place surrounding the release of the movie "The Interview." The lawsuit was filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment by nine former employees who alleged that their personal data was released during the incident. According to a recent court filing, the nine plaintiffs have until October 19 to submit a motion for preliminary approval of the proposed settlement case. Details of the settlement have not been released. Staff Report, Reuters 09/02/2015 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon Read Article: Reuters
A New York woman has filed a lawsuit after she was made ill by consuming cucumbers at a Red Lobster restaurant in Staten Island. A recall of cucumbers has been initiated after a Salmonella Poona outbreak in 27 states. The cucumbers in the recall are from Baja, Mexico and are distributed via Andrews & Williamson Fresh Produce Inc. of California. According to reports, 285 consumers have been affected by the outbreak so far. Pamela Silvestri, Staten Island Advance 09/07/2015
Jessica Alba's Eco-Friendly Beauty Line Accused of Deceptive Packaging spacer image A lawsuit has been filed against Honest Company Inc., an eco-friendly beauty line started by actress Jessica Alba, alleging deceptive packaging. The lawsuit was filed by a consumer who alleges that the eco-friendly line's packaging claims to be "natural" and "nontoxic," while containing synthetic ingredients. The lawsuit cites studies from an environmental group which stated that some of the company's ingredients are potentially hazardous. Natalie Ilsley, Newsweek 09/07/2015