T. Thomas Metier

Was a Waiver on a Lift Ticket Enough to Absolve a Ski Resort of Guilt After a Guest Was Injured on that Lift?

In Raup v. Vail Summit Resorts, Inc., No. 17-103, (10th Cir. May 8, 2018), the United States District Court for the Tenth Circuit decided the case. Vail Summit Resorts, Inc. (“Vail”) operates the “Fun Park” in Breckenridge, Colorado. The park’s […]

Justin D. Joseph

Philadelphia Woman Sues Property Owners for Failure to Comply with Lead-Free Requirement

A Philadelphia woman recently filed a lawsuit against the owner, property manager, and former owner of the residential property where she used to live. She claims they were negligent in maintaining the property and that they neglected to provide the […]

Mike Bryant

5 Types of Evidence to Strengthen Your Premises Liability Claim

Before you can recover compensation for injuries you sustained on someone else’s premises, you must prove that the negligence of the property owner or another party contributed to your accident. The strongest evidence for supporting your claim will depend on […]

Mike Bryant

Contingency Fee : Key To the Courthouse and Justice From the Church

I read with interest, and a bit of anger, Professor Hank Shea’s  Star Tribune editorial suggesting, “Attorneys for the archdiocese and plaintiffs could waive part of their fees, a major sacrifice that would make more money available for victims.” Mr. Shea’s seemingly […]

Randy Appleton

Injuries From Falling Tree at NC Safari Park Raise Premises Liability Questions

Six people suffered injuries when a tree fell on their tour vehicle at Zootastic Park in Troutman, North Carolina (NC). One woman’s head injuries were so severe that she needed to be flown 40 miles to the south to a […]

T. Thomas Metier

When an Invitee Was Killed on a Cattle Farm, Did the Company Owe the Invitee a Duty or Was the Danger Open and Obvious?

In Gregory v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, No. 17-3168, (10th Cir. March 29, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, addressed the question in a wrongful death case filed by the survivors of the deceased. […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Criminal Charges in Miami Pedestrian Bridge Collapse at Florida International University?

CBS TV Interview of attorney Joseph H. Saunders Six people were killed in Miami, Florida last Thursday, March 15th, when a pedestrian bridge under construction fell on a major highway crushing cars traveling underneath.  The huge concrete bridge was next […]

Mike Bryant

Why would The Archdiocese Jump Into The Crosier Bankruptcy: Delay

The Crosier Bankruptcy has been moving along.  There parties have been working together toward resolution, and there was an end in sight.  Then this week, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis filed a motion to stop the settlement. Their official […]

Mike Bryant

Diocese of St Cloud Announces They are Going Bankrupt Soon

The Catholic Diocese of  St. Cloud has announced they have plans to  file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. There have been  eighth Catholic diocese outside Minnesota that have filed for bankruptcy . ( Tucson, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Fairbanks, Alaska; Wilmington, Delaware; San Diego; and Davenport, […]

Mike Bryant

Has the Pope Changed Course Again

Recently I wrote about the Pope supporting Bishop Juan Barros in Chili against survivors. The Pope: Zero Tolerance??? The Pope hopefully learned from that when he restarted the Sex Abuse Commission.  But I am again I am asking the questions I […]