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#1 TheChad08

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:35 AM

I don't know if anyone checks this forum often enough, but I need to find a newspaper article about a negligent act that could result in a lawsuit.
I don't care where the article is from, as long as it is from September 2012 (yeah, a really narrow time frame, I know).

I need to write a short paper about launching a lawsuit over the negligence, so the article needs to have some details of the incident (to prove who did it) and some harm (physical or otherwise).

Anything from a car accident, bicycle accident, finding something gross in your food, etc. would work.

An unintentional act that causes harm to another.

Any links would be appreciated.

P.S. I need them by Sunday night (again, a brutal timeframe).
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:09 AM

Maggie Rizer - United Airlines? Apparently her dog was killed by heatstroke during a cross-country flight. United Airlines claims nothing wrong since her other dog or others didn't die from it.

http://www.huffingto..._n_1903661.html
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:25 AM

Maggie Rizer - United Airlines? Apparently her dog was killed by heatstroke during a cross-country flight. United Airlines claims nothing wrong since her other dog or others didn't die from it.

http://www.huffingto..._n_1903661.html


It is hard to prove negligence in that case since we don't know the specifics of what happened.
The defense used by United Airlines (the other animals didn't die) is a pretty strong defense and would be a counter (to an extent) of Res Ipsa Loquitur.
Which from the article is the only claim I can really make for negligence in this case.

If each animal was housed in a separate climate controlled area, then the argument would be much stronger.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

http://articles.lati...awsuit-20120908

The lady wanted some kind of weight-loss surgery and sued them after it went wrong and doctors were forced to remove her stomach. Seems to fit your requirements.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:02 PM

http://articles.lati...awsuit-20120908

The lady wanted some kind of weight-loss surgery and sued them after it went wrong and doctors were forced to remove her stomach. Seems to fit your requirements.


Sorry, I forgot to mention that it can't be any article already dealing with a lawsuit. Our case report is supposed to be us issuing the writ.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:13 PM

I think I'm going to use the United Airlines case, although I'll emphasize the defense aspect of it.

None of the articles I could find offer enough detail to write a good argument.
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