negligence

Stolen bulldozer used to destroy house; construction company not liable

Ohio’s 7th District Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that a construction company that left a bulldozer unsecured was not liable to homeowners when an unknown person stole it and bulldozed their house. The court found that this was a simple negligence case under Ohio law requiring a duty to the plaintiff, a breach of that duty, harm that was …

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Supreme Court issues decision in Facebook threats case

The Supreme Court issued a decision today in a case we discussed back in December regarding a man convicted for making threatening statements on Facebook. To recap, the case involved Pennsylvania man Anthony Elonis, who was arrested and charged with violating 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) for making threatening and violent statements in the form of rap …

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