Group Sues Austrian Government Over Ski Resort Virus Outbreak

An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infections worldwide during the early phase of the pandemic.

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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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