Placing Liability Where Liability Is Due

Waterford residents may file for water, sewer refunds under lawsuit

http://www.dailytribune.com/general-news/20170616/waterford-residents-may-file-for-water-sewer-refunds-under-lawsuitThe lawsuit alleges that the township “has systemicallly garnered millions from its water and sewer customers that it has used not to cover the actual expenses of providing water to those customers, but rather to fund the township’s general government …

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Parish pays couple $50,000 to settle blog-related lawsuit

A $50,000 check was issued to bloggers Wayne and Jennifer Anderson as part of a settlement in a lawsuit they filed against Terrebonne Parish last year.

The Andersons alleged the parish and Sheriff’s Office had violated their constitutional rights while …

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Government settles Medicare fraud case involving Johns Creek assisted living facilities

https://investigations.blog.ajc.com/2017/06/16/government-settles-medicare-fraud-case-involving-johns-creek-assisted-living-facilities/Because of the settlement, the lawsuit was dismissed with no determination of liability.

Under terms of the settlement, Genesis will pay about $5.3 million.

The settlement amount was based on Genesis’ ability to pay, according to a news release from …

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Amedisys to pay investors $43.75M to settle class action lawsuit

https://www.businessreport.com/article/amedisys-pay-shareholders-43-75m-settle-class-action-lawsuitAmedisys has agreed to pay $43.75 million to settle a securities fraud class action lawsuit shareholders filed against the company and its top execs in 2010 over alleged losses they suffered as a result of the company’s reported scheme to get …

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Judge to determine liability for PG&E in Butte Fire lawsuit

https://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_35fc2466-5249-11e7-9eae-a70d0b3972bc.htmlA hearing to determine whether Pacific Gas and Electric Company is legally liable for damages caused by the Butte Fire is scheduled for Friday in Sacramento.

If successful, fire victims may only have to prove their home was destroyed by the fire and …

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‘Deep Pockets’ Need Strong Liability Coverage

https://www.wealthmanagement.com/insurance/deep-pockets-need-strong-liability-coverageSuccessful individuals often find themselves on the receiving end of high-stakes lawsuits because they are perceived by injured parties and the plaintiffs’ bar as having “deep pockets.”

These lawsuits can be triggered by any number of incidents …

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What is Really Driving Instagram’s Push for Advertising Disclosures?

https://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/what-is-really-driving-instagrams-push-for-advertising-disclosuresCalling it “a step toward transparency,” the disclosure option is likely a calculated legal move to help the platform escape liability if – or when – the FTC decides to crack down not only on influencers flouting the truth in advertising standards, but …

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Let physicians treat the patient — not the potential lawsuit

https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/337735-let-physicians-treat-the-patient-not-the-potential-lawsuitAs the Congress considers changes to the healthcare system, an area that could improve patient access to specialty care and dramatically slash healthcare costs is commonsense medical liability reform.

Healthcare specialists nationwide are calling on …

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California Stryker Accolade LFit V40 Hip failure lawsuit

https://fortworth.legalexaminer.com/medical-devices-implants/california-stryker-accolade-lfit-v40-hip-failure-lawsuit/California Stryker Accolade LFit V40 Hip failure lawsuit.

Joyce Ulrich, from Rancho Mirage, California recently filed a defective product liability and personal injury claim against Howmedica Osteonics Corp., and its subsidiary Stryker Orthopaedics …

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Court remands Goodyear fine for liability

https://www.rubbernews.com/article/20170609/NEWS/170609941/court-remands-goodyear-fine-for-liabilityThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has remanded a $2.7 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit.

In remanding the case to the U.S. District Court …

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