Request to Limit Damages in Stanton Island Ferry Crash Denied

February 27, 2007

In 2003, a Stanton Island Ferry transporting dozens of commuters crashed, purportedly due to the negligence of the pilot, and due to the failure to abide by regulations requiring two pilots during docking.  The crash resulted in the deaths of 11 people, and many more were injured.  Subsequent lawsuits have been filed against the city, with potential damages totaling into the billions of dollars.  Read the rest of this entry »


Workplace Discrimination Complaints Rise in 2006

February 1, 2007

Law in Life has been covering regarding workplace discrimination cases involving sexual harassment and discrimination and racial discrimination. According to The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “complaints increased to 75,768 during the 2006 budget year from 75,428 the previous year.” Read the rest of this entry »

Walt Disney World Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

January 31, 2007

Another high profile lawsuit has resulted in a settlement. This lawsuit for wrongful death against Walt Disney World involved the terribly tragic death of a 4-year old, who died of heart complications after riding “Mission: Space.” Read the rest of this entry »

Target Corporation Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

January 27, 2007

It our January 25, 2007 story, Law in Life brought you details about a sexual discrimination lawsuit settlement. (Click here to read that story).

Today, news of a racial discrimination lawsuit settlement was reported nationwide. Retail chain Target Corporation settled with 14 black employees for $775,000, who claimed racial harassment and discrimination. Read the rest of this entry »

Lexus Dealership Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

January 25, 2007

San Francisco is often perceived as being one of the most progressive cities in the United States. But in one San Francisco suburb, at a Lexus auto dealership, sexual harassment was alleged to have occurred. Read the rest of this entry »

R. Kelly Drops Lawsuit Against Homeowner’s Association

January 17, 2007

If you have ever thought about challenging the covenants, conditions, and restrictions in your homeowner’s association agreement, you might want to think twice. World-famous music artist, R. Kelly recently dropped his legal challenge to his CC&Rs. Read the rest of this entry »

Royal Caribbean Cruises Settles for Over $1 Million to Missing Man’s Estate

January 5, 2007

George Allen Smith IV disappeared on July 5, 2005 during a honeymoon cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. The FBI has not found the body, and no one has been charged with any crime related to the vanishing of Mr. Smith. Read the rest of this entry »