Drowning Deaths

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Eighth Circuit Rules Multiple Drowning Constitutes One Occurrence

In its recent decision in Fellowship of Christian Athletes v. AXIS Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 13176 (8th Cir. July 11, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, applying Missouri law, had occasion...more

FERC Approves $4 Million Penalty for Dam Violations that Resulted in Two Deaths

On January 15, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) issued an order approving a Stipulation and Consent Agreement between the Commission’s Office of Enforcement and Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P....more

Swimming Safety Tips: Protecting Your Children

Washington State is lucky to have many gorgeous rivers, streams, lakes and a breathtaking coastline. We also have many households with built in pools. With so many opportunities for swimming and other water activities, there...more

Illinois Appellate Court Finds Schools Not Liable For Student Injury And Deaths In Two Separate Lawsuits

Last fall, the Illinois Appellate Court issued opinions on two different cases involving the tort immunity of school districts. In both cases, the court declined to find the schools liable....more

Drownings At The Shore Are A Recurring Problem

Every year news reports fill the airwaves with reports of after-hours drownings at the Jersey Shore. Drownings occurred in Bradley Beach and Asbury Park last summer as well as in a number of other shore communities. The lure...more

Pool Drowning and Water Safety

Drowning is one of the leading causes of injury and death to Canadian children. An estimated 54 children, age 14 and under, drown each year in Canada. Another 140 are hospitalized for near drowning, many suffering from brain...more

Swimming Pool Safety

Poet Robert Frost wrote that “fences make good neighbors” in the early 1900’s but his simple instruction still has applications to living in urban areas today....more

Children Beware of Attractive Nuisances

In ordinary conversation, the "attractive nuisance" legal doctrine is often used to describe conditions which are just the opposite of what the law considers an attractive nuisance. Often we hear references to any condition...more

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