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Archives for: April 28th, 2016

Premises liability case dismissed by appellate court

A tragic premises liability case demonstrates the kind of test courts apply in Massachusetts and elsewhere in determining whether a basis for a claim exists. The lower court’s dismissal of the case was recently upheld by the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Man dies in 2-car crash

A man in Massachusetts was killed after being involved in a two-car collision in Foxborough on April 18. The deceased victim, a 61-year-old man from Millis, was one of the drivers in the accident. Authorities reported the accident the day that it happened and then confirmed that one of the drivers had died the following day.

Athletic reforms part of wrongful death settlement

College athletic programs in Massachusetts might want to review their training programs after a recent California case involving the death of a student athlete. Along with a hefty monetary settlement, the University of California, Berkeley, agreed to ban coaches from using extreme workouts as punishments and to increase their coaches’ awareness of medical conditions among their athletes.

1 dead, 3 injured in single-vehicle crash

On April 9, a crash that occurred in Massachusetts left one person dead and three others injured. The accident took place at about 11 p.m. near the 500 block of Union Street in Weymouth.

NSC targets cellphone use in April campaign

Auto showrooms in Massachusetts are packed with vehicles containing all manner of sophisticated electronic equipment. While accident avoidance systems and other electronic safety features may be designed to save lives, equipment that informs or entertains drivers could actually make the nation’s roads more dangerous. The National Safety Council says that most American drivers assume that GPS, audio and communications features are perfectly safe to use while behind the wheel, and the nonprofit organization has decided to spend April trying to correct such misconceptions and remind motorists of the dangers of distracted driving.

Multiple people hurt in school bus accident

A crash in Massachusetts involving a school bus left several high school students shaken and others injured on April 6. The accident occurred in Sudbury at about 4 p.m. on Concord road when the bus and a Cadillac collided head-on, and nine students were injured along with the bus driver and the motorist in the other vehicle.

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