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Aramark wins contract for Pa. prisons

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Bullying Criminal justice Prison Defamation Tort Obscenity Human rights
Facebook defamation leads to $500K settlement
A false remark on a Facebook posting results in a $500K defamation lawsuit settlement.       
503 points by USA Today | Intentional infliction of emotional distress Facebook Negligent infliction of emotional distress Tort Social media Buncombe County North Carolina Defamation Asheville North Carolina
Woman suing Mexican restaurant after fall from donkey statue
Woman claimed the statuesque burro injured her when she fell off it.       
21836 points by USA Today | Restaurant Restaurants Law Tort Negligence Complaint Donkey Leon County Florida
Melania Trump re-files Daily Mail lawsuit in New York
First lady Melania Trump has re-filed a libel lawsuit against the corporation that publishes the Daily Mail’s website, this time in New York...       
39 points by USA Today | Melania Trump Maryland Manchester Tort Tabloid Donald Trump Simon Heffer People from New York City
Lawsuit blames jail death on city, jail employees
The family of a man who died at the city jail in December are suing the City of Houston and 10 jail employees in federal court, saying they failed to screen him for medical and mental health concerns, check him in his cell or respond appropriately when he was found unresponsive.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Death Houston City Tort Brain death Citizen's arrest Civil and political rights Rights
Former Provo councilman sues over dismissed fraud charges
PROVO, Utah (AP) - A former city councilman who once faced fraud charges is suing the Utah County attorney for what he calls malicious prosecution aimed at ousting him from office in September 2011. The Deseret News reports ( ) that Steve Turley seeks unspecified damages in a civil complaint ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Tort law Councillor Utah Lawyer Deseret News Abuse City council Tort
Student sues chemistry teacher after bottle explodes in class
A student filed a lawsuit Thursday against a south suburban chemistry teacher and school after a demonstration with dry ice exploded during class.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | High school Chemistry Education Cook County Illinois College Physical trauma Missouri Tort
HC to judge compensation petition for Tampaco fire victims on Sep 26
The High Court has set Sep 26 to give its decision on a petition seeking compensations for the victims of the fire that gutted a packaging factory of Tampaco Foils at Gazipur's Tongi earlier this month.
117 points by | Law Lawyer Dhaka Tort Property Bench Ownership Monday
Seattle seeks $1.6M over illegal cutting of 150 trees
SEATTLE (AP) - The city of Seattle has filed two lawsuits seeking $1.6 million in fines and damages against homeowners it alleges were involved in cutting down 150 trees on city property. The lawsuits filed in King County Superior Court on Tuesday allege timber trespass, damage to land, negligence, environmental ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington Seattle King County Washington Pleading Bellevue Washington Tort Seattle metropolitan area Redmond Washington
Malnourished Longmont teen’s mom charged with child abuse, neglect
A Longmont mother now faces charges following the hospitalization of her malnourished 17-year-old blind and autistic son, who was considered by doctors at the end of August to be in a condition similar to a concentration camp survivor.
3 points by The Denver Post | Criminal law Lawyer Malnutrition Injury Physical trauma Surgery Tort Nutrition
12 Dead, 16 Hurt in Explosion and Fire at Bangladesh Factory
Officials say a boiler has exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory in Bangladesh, leaving at least 12 people dead and 16 others injured.
-1 points by The New York Times | Industrial Revolution Injuries Surgery Kolkata Steam engine Physician Tort Medical school
Malnourished Longmont teen’s dad charged with child abuse, neglect
A Longmont father faces charges following the hospitalization of his malnourished 17-year-old blind and autistic son, who was considered by doctors last week to be in a condition similar to a concentration camp survivor.
467 points by The Denver Post | Malnutrition Injury Physical trauma Boulder County Colorado Surgery Nutrition Tort Boulder Metropolitan Statistical Area