Liability

     Bumbo Ltd. made and Target Corp. sold a defective “Bumbo Seat” for babies, without a safety harness or straps, which a 5-month-old infant fell out of, severely injuring his head, his parents claim in Houston Federal Court. A class-action with similar claims has been filed in Orange County Superior Court, Calif., against Bumbo and Wartburg Enterprises.
      Tokyo Electronic U.S. Holdings and affiliates are accused of killing a worker with cancer by exposing her to toxins by illegally stripping its machines of exhaust systems to avoid work stoppages from exhaust alarms, in Prince William County Court, Va.
      
     Five plaintiffs have sued PPL Holtwood and affiliates, claiming they were swept over a 55-foot high dam spillway because PPL refused to mark it or install a restraining barrier, in Philadelphia state court.
      
     Steve Smith State Farm Insurance is accused of privacy violations: exposing hundreds of customers to ID theft by dumping business records containing confidential information in an open Dumpster, in Ventura County Court.
      
     The Apostolic Bible Center Church, its corporate parent the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith In Jesus Christ, and the Rev. Guillermo Mendoza knew or should have known that their teacher Rafael Moran was having sex with a minor girl, on and off church grounds, the girl’s parents claim in Harris County Court, Houston.
      
     Preferred Family Healthcare negligently allowed a 16-year-old girl at its residential care facility to be raped, the girl and her parents claim in Jackson County Court, Kansas City, Mo.

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