Tag Archives: premises liability


Posted 10 months ago in Personal & Home Safety Podcasts by Larry Bodine  
Your Legal Duties to Trick-or-Treaters [WBBM News Radio]

iStock/Thinkstock With Halloween soon approaching, people are decorating their homes, preparing costumes and planning on giving sweets to trick-or-treaters. So, now is a good time to also think about preventing any lawsuits that could come knocking at your door. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine speaks to John Cody of WBBM Newsradio (780 AM, 105.9 FM) in Chicago on ways to avoid legal liability on October 31. Remember to clear off your lawn, patch any holes in your sidewalks and put away …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Wins $725,000 for Slip-and-Fall on Public Sidewalk

A woman who slipped on a sidewalk riddled with pebbles won a $725,000 jury verdict against the owner of the building in front of that section of the sidewalk. Tammy Schoening, 52, was walking back to work after lunch with friends in downtown Eugene, Ore., when she turned around to respond to one of her friends. At that moment, she stepped on loose gravel and fell with her feet straight up in the air. She broke her wrist in the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Aurora Theater Lawsuits Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Lawsuits may proceed against the owner of the Colorado movie theater that was the scene of last summer’s grisly massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Ten lawsuits for wrongful death and premises liability will advance to the discovery process, while the judge did disallow general negligence claims against Cinemark USA, owner of the Aurora theater. The suits allege that Cinemark did not have adequate security in place, which could have prevented or mitigated the mass …

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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Are Organizers Liable for Injuries in Boston Marathon Explosions?

Three people were killed and over 170 injured yesterday when two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon in what White House officials are calling a terrorist attack. The bombs went off within seconds of each other while runners still straggled across the finish line near Copely Square at the end of the iconic 26.2 mile race. So far investigators have not released any information about who might have authored the attack. Law enforcement agents did search an apartment in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Legal Landmines at Holiday Office Parties

The holidays are prime time for parties – office parties included. Before you don your holiday sweater and reach for that second bourbon-egg nog, consider some common situations that present legal pitfalls that could land your employer  – or you – in trouble.   Don’t Expect a Free Ride What if you drink too much and just need a ride home? Is your employer obligated to pay for transportation? Your employer is really only responsible for keeping you safe while …

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