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Tag Archives: Negligence

Hotel operator lacks sufficient contacts with South Carolina (access required)

Although Marriott franchises, licenses or manages 90 hotels in South Carolina, the injury did not arise out of those contacts so there was no specific jurisdiction, even considering Marriott’s interactive website. Background Bud Fidrych and his wife, both South Carolina ...

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Ex-student’s negligence, implied contract claims dismissed (access required)

Where a former Washington & Lee student challenging his suspension for allegedly engaging in nonconsensual sexual intercourse with a fellow student could not assert a negligence claim against the university because it did not owe him a duty of care ...

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Maritime officer immune, but Norfolk cannot escape liability (access required)

Where a City of Norfolk employee allegedly caused injuries to two persons by his negligent operation of a boat, he is nevertheless immune from liability because the maritime tort occurred while he was performing a discretionary function in the scope ...

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Church groups fail to keep auto accident suit in federal court (access required)

Where the record was ambiguous on whether there was complete diversity among the parties, and there was insufficient evidence demonstrating fraudulent joinder, the suit against various entities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints returned to state court. ...

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