NEWS: Nearly 30 Injured in Miami Boat Crash

Nearly 30 people are recovering from injuries sustained after a tour boat collided with a private vessel on Sunday near Port Miami. The crash sent 13 people to the hospital, with another 16 sustaining injuries. No fatalities were reported, but the extent of the victims’ injuries is unclear as of Monday. Per CBS News: Around…

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NEWS: Two Kentucky Women Drugged and Assaulted on Carnival Cruise

Cruise lines have a duty under maritime law to warn passengers of risks and dangers that the cruise lines know or should know, for places where passengers on cruises are reasonably expected to go. The State Department recently issued an advisory about the violence in the Bahamas. But the cruise line failed to warn its…

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NEWS: Chrysler Disputes Need for Recall of Headrests in Florida Trial

Plaintiffs are alleging in a case against Chrysler that their active head restraints (AHRs) are deploying suddenly and without warning, causing the risk of accidents and head injuries. Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram have issued a Service Bulletin explaining that the active head restraint is held in place by what Law 360 calls a…

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Hickey Law Firm Files Two Sexual Assault Lawsuits Against MSC Cruises

Hickey Law Firm has filed two separate sexual assault lawsuits against MSC in federal court in Florida. One lawsuit alleges an assault by a crewmember; the other lawsuit cites a passenger as the perpetrator of sexual abuse of a child. “This seems to be a pattern,” attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey told Law360. “These sexual…

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NEWS: Jury Awards Highest Malpractice Award in Arizona History

This past November, an Arizona jury awarded a family $33 million in damages, the largest medical malpractice verdict in state history. The jury found Banner Health Hospital liable for a newborn’s birth injury. Greyson Griepentrog suffered a brain injury called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy from oxygen deprivation. The lawsuit alleged that hospital employees spent 14 hours administering…

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