Suicide Bombing

A federal court in South Carolina denied a military contractor’s motion to dismiss a negligence claim related to a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that injured a U.S. Army soldier. The soldier claims the contractor allowed the bomber to acquire most of the components necessary for the construction of a suicide vest and allowed him the freedom of movement to complete its construction at the base.

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Wrong Room

An appeals court in Missouri upheld the dismissal of a negligence claim filed by a hotel guest who mistakenly entered the wrong room and climbed into bed with a nine-year-old girl. The man was charged, but acquitted, with lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor and fired from his job. The fact that he forcibly entered a room he believed to be his own cannot be blamed on hotel staff. 

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Target Injury

A federal court in New Jersey dismissed a complaint against Target brought by the mother of a child who injured his arm while playing on top of the distinctive red spherical bollards in front of the store. The mother claims Target should have known children would be attracted to the balls and made them safer but the court ruled the potential danger of playing on the bollard was obvious.

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