Uber may be liable for the actions of one of it’s drivers. Uber did not terminate a driver that committed a sexual assault and allowed the driver to repeat the offense. Negligent hiring has been a problem plaguing the platform for some time now, but negligent retention has been more rare. It may prove difficult for Uber to dodge liability in this instance.
At least 27 schools in North Carolina had high levels of lead. It was found to be up to 3 times higher than that which was found in Flint, Michigan. Officials are placing the blame on plumbing fixtures and report that they will be replaced. Should there still be lead contamination, warning signs will be placed around water access points.
Boating can be incredibly dangerous, and liability tends to be a gray area. Boating while intoxicated is just as dangerous if not moreso than driving while intoxicated. Additionally, one must take proper precautions and safety whilst on the water, since getting lost or getting distracted can be devastating to both yourself and others. The safety of other people, and other peoples’ lives shouldn’t be effected by distracted boaters
- the weather doesn’t always stay great, some of those activities can be dangerous, and a few adult beverages can ruin everyone’s day
- an injury suffered on board a boat or personal watercraft could potentially be governed by different statutes than the typical state laws that apply to most personal injury cases
- boat manufacturers and repair shops must also design, build, and maintain boats in order to maximize safety and reduce risk.
“The operation of a watercraft is often regulated under federal admiralty or maritime law, meaning an injury suffered on board a boat or personal watercraft could potentially be governed by different statutes than the typical state laws that apply to most personal injury cases”
17 fatalities occurred as a result of a recent Missouri amphibious boating accident. The passengers aboard the boat, which belonged to a tour company, were not required to wear life jackets as per state laws. At the time of the incident, there was a severe thunderstorm warning. The tour company, Ripley Entertainment, will possibly face lawsuits as a result of the tragedy.
Elon Musk offered to build a kid sized submarine to get the Thai kids out of the cave they were trapped in. One of the divers said it was ridiculous and a PR stunt,. This made Musk mad, and he called the guy a “pedo guy” with no evidence that there was a shred of truth to that – so he may get sued for defamation. Turns out after that, the stock in Musks company went down – Karma, perhaps?