Monthly Archives: April 2013

Is a High School Liable for a Student’s Prank?

A high school hockey player stayed after school to workout when a friend played a prank on him that caused him to sustain a wrist injury.  He sued his high school for negligence.  A lower court granted the high school’s … Continue reading

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It’s Not in One’s Interest to Ignore a Complaint

Grammy-winning rapper Artis Leon Ivy, Jr., commonly known as Coolio, was sued after he jumped on a concertgoer’s back after one of his performances.  The patron brought a lawsuit alleging assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction … Continue reading

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Would Humpty Dumpty Have a Legitimate Claim Today?

A teenager sued a rock-climbing facility for negligence after suffering injuries from a fall.  The accident occurred after the teenager reached the top of the wall, approximately 20-24 feet high, and was on his way down.  The safety rope, which … Continue reading

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Did a Beauty Cream Cause More Harm Than Good?

A Connecticut woman filed a complaint against Avon Products, Inc. alleging two of their creams were defective and caused her to suffer skin irritations.  Avon moved for summary judgment.  The District Court granted their motion and dismissed the case because … Continue reading

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Do Kids Have First Amendment Rights?

An elementary school in Pennsylvania prevented a 5th grade student from distributing a flyer to her classmates (during non-instructional time) inviting them to a Christmas party at her church.  The student sued.  A lower court noted that students at that … Continue reading

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