Legal News Articles - Real Estate
November 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Coquitlam, BC: The machinations and frustrations experienced by homeowners dealing with home warranty insurance is reflected in the dealings of one Canadian couple who told Global News last year that success with a home warranty provider appears to hinge on the capacity for a homeowner to push the envelope and make noise – through a home warranty lawsuit perhaps, or otherwise – in order to have any success with a claim.Read [ Canadian Couple’s Fight against Home Warranty Insurance a Full Time Job ]
October 24, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Orlando, FL: A Florida consumer has launched a Florida premises liability lawsuit against a Wal-Mart store in Orlando, alleging she was injured due to a problem with the flooring in the store. The Florida slip and fall lawsuit was filed in May.Read [ Between Slips, Falls and Dog Bites, Consumers Need to be Wary ]
October 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Wilmington, DE: It’s been a long wait for prospective plaintiffs with home defect issues dating back to as far back as 1999. With a formal request Wednesday to a Delaware bankruptcy court to lift a litigation stay in a long-running Chapter 7 bankruptcy involving builder WL Homes LLC (WL), the plaintiffs hope to launch a home warranty lawsuit and pursue compensation from the builder’s insurance provider.Read [ Long-Suffering Homeowners Hoping to Pursue Home Warranty Lawsuit ]
August 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL: The legal machinations involving three insurers duking it out in court over Florida premises liability is overshadowing the suffering of a Florida woman who has undergone various amputation procedures involving her lower extremities following a snakebite on the grounds of her Miami-area condo.Read [ Snakebite Victim Waits While Insurance Companies Duke it Out in Court ]
July 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Broward County, FL: The tragic and horrific death of a resident of a gated community in Florida has evolved into a Florida premises liability lawsuit against, amongst others the operator of the community and the security company that warranted the community was safe and secure when in fact, or so it has been alleged, it wasn’t.Read [ Widower of Homicide Victim Alleges Florida Premises Liability ]
June 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Jacksonville, FL: While Florida premises liability runs the gamut from dog bites to slips and falls, proprietors of hot food and beverages are required to observe caution in order to avoid spills of hot liquid that could injure either an employee, or a customer. To that end, a Starbucks located in the Sunshine State has been hit with a $100,000 judgement over a hot-liquid spill that resulted in a consumer suffering a burn injury.Read [ Florida Premises Liability Lawsuit Results in Jury Award for Burn Victim ]
May 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Victims of state-sponsored terrorism have begun to receive compensation under the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act (USVSSTA), with payments flowing as of March of this year. While that’s good news for victims and their families harmed by such acts of terror, lawsuits continue to be filed by plaintiffs alleging that the playing field, as it were, is far from level.Read [ Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue ]
March 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: A new law on state sponsored terrorism may soon allow relatives of people killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terror attacks.Read [ New Law May Allow 9/11 Families to Take Saudi Government Officials to Court ]
July 25, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Carmel Valley, CA Wildfires raging in Central California have prompted a series of evacuation warnings this past weekend, including a pre-evacuation warning issued Sunday for Rancho San Carlos, White Rock and San Rancho Clemente due to the Soberanes Fire.Read [ Soberanes Wildfire Destroying Homes and Property ]
January 8, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
An Illinois district court judge affirmed a $2 million verdict against a Texas-based mortgage servicer for its collection activities against an elderly homeowner.Read [ Illinois Judge Affirms $2M Award for Wrongful Foreclosures ]