A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of July 30-August 5.


Brooklyn Woman Injured on King Cobra Water Slide Hits Six Flags Great Adventure With $3M Negligence Lawsuit

John Marzulli | New York Daily News

A Brooklyn woman who suffered a broken ankle when she was slammed into the mouth of the snake on the King Cobra Water Slide at Six Flags Great Adventure is trying to take a $3 million bite out of the theme park with a negligence lawsuit.

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Non-Spanish-Speaking Teacher Sues After Being Denied Job Teaching Spanish

Walter Olson | Overlawyered

A third-grade teacher “says the Miami-Dade County School Board discriminated against her by not hiring her for a job. One requirement of the position? Teaching an hour of Spanish per day….Her complaint says the school could have given her the job and then just had someone else teach the foreign language component for one hour per day.”

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Teaneck Native is New N.J. Attorney General

Salvador Rizzo | The Record

The state Senate confirmed Christopher S. Porrino as New Jersey’s attorney general in a 37-0 vote Monday, more than three years after the last permanent appointee left the office.

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New Jersey Appeals Court Affirms Strong Standard For Youth Sports Tort Liability

Steve Silver | The Legal Blitz

Injuries are a part of sports. Period. End of story. However, in America, when an injury occurs, most people look for someone else to not only blame, but to also sue. In the past two years, personal injury lawsuits arising out of youth sports injuries have crowded the New Jersey dockets.

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