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?
MGM wants federal protection against liability from the victims and their families of the tragic shooting at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Several federal lawsuits have been filed by MGM, owner of Mandalay Bay. The company maintains it hired security approved by the Department of Homeland Security, therefore doing everything possible under the law to protect concert attendees from a mass shooting or other large casualty event. MGM’s position is that a long litigation process will do more harm than good for the victims. A Las Vegas attorney who is representing some of the victims finds this idea preposterous and insulting.