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Negligence Archives

Woman Decapitated by Gate at Park

Esther Nakajigo, then 25 years-old, went to Arches National Park with her husband to enjoy the landmarks. Unfortunately, the trip ended in tragedy. According to a wrongful death administrative claim, Nakajigo was "needlessly decapitated" by a metal gate that swung into the couple's car as they were exiting the parking lot.

Two Harris County Woman File Lawsuit After Golf Cart Malfunction Causes Severe Injuries

On October 13, 2020, two Harris County residents, on behalf of themselves and several minor children, ("Plaintiffs") filed a complaint in the Galveston County District Court against Galveston Golf Carts, LLC and John Frank Hall, Jr. (hereinafter "Defendants").

Harris County Woman Sues Memorial City Mall and Skechers USA After Fall Causes Injury

On July 24, 2020, a Harris County woman filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against Memorial City Mall, LP and Skechers USA, Inc. The woman brought negligence causes of action against both businesses, also alleging gross negligence and strict product liability against Skechers.

States and Counties Allowed to Sue Volkswagen in Dieselgate Cases

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the right of state and local governments to sue Volkswagen over tampering with emissions devices on their vehicles after they were sold.

Harris County Resident Sues Texas Drywall Business after Falling from Scaffold

On June 23, 2020, a Harris County man filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against E. Villarreal Enterprises LLC, doing business as Villarreal Drywall. The man brought negligence and gross negligence causes of action against the drywall business.

Woman Sues Kellogg's Alleging Honey Smacks Caused Food Poisoning

On June 17, 2020, a Harris County resident filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against the Kellogg Company. As a result, the woman brought a negligence cause of action against Kellogg's.

Six Former Athletes File Suits Against U.S.A. Swimming for Sexual Abuse

According to civil lawsuits filed in two different California Courts last week, six former athletes filed suit against U.S.A. Swimming this month, stating the national governing body for the sport failed to protect them from coaches who sexually abused them when they were pre-teens and teenagers.

Woman Sues Over Bounce House Incident

In 2018, a block party was hosted by Meow Wolf, an arts and entertainment company. A rented bounce house was overturned by the wind and trapped the children of Anita Vargas underneath. While Ms. Vargas has not detailed her children's injuries, her attorney has said the injuries were "serious enough that we felt we need to file a lawsuit." The business that owned the bounce house, Amazing Jumps LLC, is also named in the lawsuit. It is alleged that Amazing Jumps LLC should have known the inflatable bounce house, which was in the shape of a castle, was dangerous because it was not properly secured.

United States Parcel Service Employee Sues Dog Owner for Injuries Suffered after Dog Attack

On May 11, 2020, a Harris County resident, and United States Parcel Service Employee ("USPS employee"), filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against a couple after their dog attacked him. The USPS employee brought a negligence cause of action against the defendants.

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