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Laws/Cases

 
Baseball Coach Struck in Head by Ball Files Suit Against Volusia School Board
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A baseball coach has filed a lawsuit alleging he was injured when he was struck in the head by a ball in Feb. 2019. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was standing "in and around the visiting teams dugout when he was struck in the head by a rogue baseball coming from a hole in the fence of an unattended and unsecured baseball batting cage." He alleges the Volusia County School Board failed to adequately inspect, maintain, and repair the fence. The coach filed a lawsuit against the School Board seeking more than $30,000 in damages.
Frank Fernandez, Daytona Beach News Journal 07/10/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
June 2020 Product Recall Roundup
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently launched a Small Business Resources guide on their website to better understand national safety requirements for products. In addition, a new report details the various product recalls that were announced for last month, including multiple violations of federal standards.
Staff Report, The National Law Review 07/08/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Fatal Fall from YMCA Roof
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On Thursday, a judge dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of an intoxicated man who fell to his death from a building. The 23-year-old man fell from a residential building at the Glendale YMCA in 2016, and his parents alleged the YMCA was responsible. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jon R. Takasugi reversed a previous decision in the case, stating the agency had no duty to warn the plaintiffs' son of the dangers of going onto the roof.
Staff Report, MyNewsLA.com 07/09/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Pilgrim's Pride Facing Fines and Lawsuit Over Worker's Death
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Chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride has been fined $26,988 for hazards found after an Alabama worker died in an accident in January. Following the man's death, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found two serious violations at the Guntersville plant. A lawsuit filed on behalf of the man's children alleges that a supervisor removed a safety device before the fall and that negligence by Pilgrim's Pride led to the accident.
Amy Yurkanin, AL.com 07/07/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Nursing Home Accused in Lawsuit of Failure to Inform Family of Patient's COVID-19 Illness
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Los Angeles nursing home Hollywood Premier is facing a lawsuit after it allegedly failed to inform the family of a patient that he was ill with COVID-19 until the day before he died. According to the lawsuit, the nursing home notified his family of the diagnosis a week after he tested positive. The lawsuit was filed last month in Los Angeles County Superior Court by the man's children.
Matt Hamilton, LA Times 07/09/2020   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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