Theme Park Injuries: Brazilian Boy’s Foot, Leg Allegedly Crushed on E.T. Ride

A lawsuit filed against Universal Studios is seeking $15,000 in damages after a mother says her son was injured on the E.T. ride at the theme park in January. According to the suit, Tiago Perez’s left foot got stuck between the ride and a cement offloading area near the end, crushing his foot and breaking …

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Suitcases Keep Falling on Airline Passengers’ Heads

When airlines started charging extra for checked baggage, wallet-conscious travelers started stuffing everything they could into their carry-ons. Anyone whose flown in the past few years can tell you the turf war for territory in overhead compartments is real, and flight attendants, too, can attest to the increased injury risk caused by the “carry-on crunch.” …

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Scarred on the Slopes: Our Top 5 Legal Tips for Skiing Accidents and Injuries

With all the winter weather most of the country has been getting blasted with, chances are you’ve hit the slopes already. And with no snow letup in sight, you might be headed back. So, be careful out there. But, accidents happen. Most of us are aware of the risks that come with skiing, but every …

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Professor Sues State, University for Not Covering Transgender Surgery

Dr. Russell Toomey is an Associate Professor of Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona, researching issues of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adolescents and Latinx youth. Dr. Toomey is also a transgender man, who transitioned to live consistently with his male identity in 2003 …

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Construction Worker Sues for Disney Animal Kingdom Injury

A bit of mystery surrounds a lawsuit filed by construction worker Robert Howard against Disney, MLC Theming, and Total Demolition Services. Howard alleges that dangerous conditions at his worksite located within Disney World’s Animal Kingdom created an unsafe work site, which caused him to sustain an injury when a ditch he was digging collapsed on …

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Tesla Sued After High Speed Fatality in Florida

Speeding is always a safety risk, but especially on turns going nearly 100 miles per hour over the speed limit. The family of an 18-year-old boy killed in a Tesla car accident is suing the car manufacturer for what the attorney calls an “unreasonably dangerous” car. Edgar Monserratt alleges that the Tesla in which his …

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San Francisco Sues Pharma for Opioid Epidemic

The City and County of San Francisco has joined the host of other cities around the country suing big pharma for the opioid epidemic in federal court. Years ago, opioids would only be prescribed for severe post-surgery or end-of-life pain relief. But a major change in medical education by opioid manufacturers lowered that bar considerably …

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When Can You Sue If You’re Detained at the Airport?

Travelers in recent years have learned, perhaps the hard way, that Customers and Border Patrol (CBP) agents can detain you at the airport for refusing to allow them to search your cell phone. Under the Border Doctrine, a search warrant generally required under the Fourth Amendment is not necessary to conduct a reasonable search at …

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