Lawsuit Claims Negligence Against Lowe’s Home Center

Brenda McMullen filed a negligence claim against Lowe’s for injuries she suffered after stacked pavers fell on top of her. The case was filed in a Madison County courthouse in Indiana, but has since been moved to a federal court in Indianapolis based on interstate commerce, and the belief that damages, though currently unspecified, could …

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Top 5 Legal Facts About Football Injuries

Football season kicked off nationwide this month, but the focus hasn’t solely been between the lines. Off-the-field controversies — from political protests to paying college players — have garnered just as much attention as teams’ on-field clashes. And one issue that’s been in football fans’ and players’ minds recently have been concussions, and the role …

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College Student Injured in ‘Scumbag of the Week’ Hazing Ritual Sues Frat

During Florida State University’s Alpha Epsilon Pi chapter meetings, members select a “brother of the week” and a “scumbag of the week.” Members would then spin a game-show style wheel to determine the latter’s punishment, ranging from cleaning the frat’s house alone, licking the chapter room floor, a free pass, or being slapped. Unfortunately for …

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Is Columbia Gas Liable in the Massachusetts Gas Pipeline Explosions?

Late last week, a string of gas explosions rocked three Massachusetts towns just north of Boston. Over 60 gas fires led to one death and over 25 injuries, more than 400 people in shelters, and about 18,000 customers losing power for over three days. Hundreds of investigators are on the scene to determine what happened, …

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Facebook Content Moderator Developed PTSD, Suit Claims

It is no secret that Facebook users upload thousands of videos and images each year that are filtered out, based on obscenity and decency guidelines. Just like there’s no tooth fairy, there’s no content fairy. Almost all of Facebook’s uploaded content is screened by contracted content moderator workers, and some of them have been emotionally …

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Widow Sues Walmart for Wrongful Death After Parking Lot Shooting

“Given the history of violence in their parking lots,” a wrongful death lawsuit claims, “and Wal-Mart’s [sic] knowledge they were not employing adequate security measures, it was foreseeable to Wal-Mart that the Plaintiff would be attacked in their parking lot and sustain serious injury or death.” That’s the legal argument a widow is making against …

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