The SoCal Gas, whose negligence towards safety measures at the gas company resulted in a manmade health hazard ,is finally settled for $119.5M. This is one of the largest reported gas leak of the decade. People of the Porter Ranch suburb were evacuated as this incident was a sure state of emergency. The court have also demanded a close monitoring of the facility for the next 8 years. SoCal Gas was also asked to fully fund a long term health study to assess health impacts of the leak and other environmental programs in and around Los Angeles.
This week, a lawsuit has been settled regarding the inappropriate actions of staff members at the Pueblo Regional Center. The staff members, ordered by a director in the Colorado Department of Health and Human services, conducted strip searches on 60 developmentally disabled patients without their consent, nor the consent of their guardians or families. They also touched the patients’ genitals during the searches, when many of these patients had pasts of physical and sexual abuse. As part of the settlement, Colorado is required to pay $1 million to the victims’ families, in addition to changing protocol at the center.
This is a very informative article for anyone thinking about going camping. It is especially helpful for first time campers life myself, or for campers who haven’t been out in a while. It covers everything from bonfire rules and regulations to food safety and injury solutions. It’s a quick and easy read and will have you prepared for your next trip. Happy camping!
- Here are some of our best answers to questions about camping, campfire, and wildfire injuries from our archives: how to prevent them, and what to do if they occur
- Is It Legal to Have a Bonfire? Most campsites will limit the size of fire you can construct, other locations may allow for larger bonfires.
- Can California Homeowners Sue for Wildfire Damage? If you let a campfire turn into a forest fire, you could be facing both civil and criminal liability.
“But, as experienced campers know, fires can be dangerous, even in the best of conditions.”
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.