Rhode Island Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Rhode Island or Court of Appeals of Rhode Island where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Children's Friend and Service - 12/1/2005
DECISION Before this Court is a motion for partial summary judgment, filed by The Travelers Indemnity Company ("Travelers"), on Count II of its First Amended Complaint against National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh,...

Manning v. Bellafiore - 11/4/2005
DECISION (RELATIVE TO POST TRIAL MOTIONS) This matter is before the Court post trial, on the motions of plaintiffs for a new trial and motion for defendants for judgment as a matter of law. The trial in this case ensued over 33...

State v. Biechele - 10/21/2005
DECISION Before this Court is a request by Defendant Daniel Biechele ("Defendant") for pretrial subpoenas pursuant to R.I. Super. R. Crim. P. 17(c). The Defendant seeks to compel the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney...

Thomas v. Verizon New England - 9/9/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION These two (2) matters were consolidated by the court for trial and remain consolidated on appeal to the Appellate Division. The employer has appealed from the decision of the trial judge...

West v. Hill-Rom Co. - 8/29/2005
DECISION Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure, this matter comes before the Court on two motions for summary judgment filed by Defendants Columbus McKinnon and Mediq/PRN respectively (collectively...

Coleman v. Windham Aviation Inc. - 8/18/2005
DECISION Pursuant to Rule 56 of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure, this matter comes before the Court on a motion for partial summary judgment filed by Plaintiff Christine Coleman ("Plaintiff"). The Plaintiff's motion...

Triton Realty Limited Partnership v. Almeida - 8/17/2005
DECISION In this negligence action brought by the owners of the property involved in the tragic Station fire, the plaintiffs seek recovery of damages resulting from the defendants' alleged failure to ensure that their property...

DelSanto v. Hyundai Motor Finance Co. - 8/12/2005
Introduction In this negligence action, the plaintiff, Donna DelSanto, acting in her capacity as the Administratrix of the Estate of Geraldine DelSanto (DelSanto), appeals from the Superior Court's grant of summary judgment in...

Fregeau v. Deo - 8/2/2005
DECISION Before this Court for decision is a motion filed by plaintiff Ernest Fregeau to disqualify attorney Fain P. Gildea, counsel to defendant Pennsylvania General Insurance Company, in this action for personal injury and...

Perrotti v. Gonicberg - 7/7/2005
The plaintiffs, Jamie E. Perrotti and Paul A. Perrotti, filed a negligence action seeking recovery for physical and psychological injuries allegedly suffered in an automobile accident. At the time of the accident, Mrs. Perrotti was...

Selwyn v. Ward - 7/7/2005
It's an all too familiar scenario -- a group of high school students manage to procure some alcoholic beverages, act irresponsibly, and someone gets hurt. In this version, however, the injuries did not result from the consumption of...

McBurney v. Roszkowski - 6/15/2005
In this dispute between two attorneys, the plaintiff, John F. McBurney, Esq. (McBurney), appeals from a Superior Court judgment denying his motion for relief under Rule 60(b) of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure. This case...

McBurney v. Teixeira - 6/15/2005
The plaintiff, John F. McBurney, Esq., brought a lawsuit against the defendant, Armand A. Teixeira, Esq., alleging that he intentionally interfered with a contractual relationship between the plaintiff and a former client. The trial...

State v. Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association - 6/7/2005
DECISION The State of Rhode Island, (Plaintiff) seeks declaratory judgmentregarding the rights and responsibilities under a professional liability insurance policy issued by the Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association...

State ex rel Lynch v. Lead Industries Association - 6/3/2005
DECISION This case is before the Court for decision with respect to Defendants' Joint Motion for Summary Judgment on Collective Liability Theories. Defendants' motion was accompanied by an extensive memorandum in support of the...

Pierce v. Rhode Island Hospital - 6/2/2005
In the case now before us, an arbitrator amended his award after he was notified of an applicable statutory provision specifying the manner in which interest should be calculated in medical malpractice cases. The Superior Court then...

Carter v. Housing Authority of the City of Cranston - 5/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the respondent/employer's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial judge granting the employee's original petition for workers'...

Kedy v. A.W. Chesterton Co. - 5/27/2005
CONSOLIDATED DECISION Before this Court, Defendant General Electric (Defendant) moves to dismiss Deborah L. Kedy, et al.'s (Plaintiffs) cases pursuant to the doctrine of forum non conveniens. The Defendant argues that this...

O'Sullivan v. Rhode Island Hospital - 5/26/2005
The appeal in this wrongful death case requires us to consider the applicability of the specific statute of limitations that is an integral part of our wrongful death statute against the background of a most unusual series of events...

Olshansky v. Rehrig International - 5/3/2005
Unfortunately for the plaintiffs, I. Shane Olshansky (Mr. Olshansky) and his wife, Myra Olshansky (Mrs. Olshansky) (collectively plaintiffs), the wheels on their lawsuit against the defendant, Rehrig International (Rehrig or...

McKeen v. American Home Products Corp. - 4/14/2005
DECISION Defendant Wyeth, Inc. ("Wyeth"), formerly known as American Home Products Corp., moves this Court for summary judgment against the Plaintiff, Cathy McKeen ("McKeen"), on grounds that McKeen's product liability claim is...

Buell v. Coca-Cola Enterprises - 3/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial judge denying his original petition for workers' compensation benefits...

Gliottone v. Ethier - 3/14/2005
This matter came before this Court for oral argument on January 18, 2005, pursuant to an order directing the parties to appear and show cause why the issues raised by this appeal should not summarily be decided. After hearing the...

Donegan v. Jackson - 3/4/2005
Decision Before the Court is Plaintiff Elizabeth Donegan's ("Plaintiff") amended motion for sanctions and expenses incurred compelling the production of certain documents. At issue is the often deployed pretrial discovery tactic...

Bergeron v. Roszkowski - 2/7/2005
The plaintiff, Shirley Bergeron, appeals from a judgment dismissing her legal malpractice action with prejudice under Rule 41(b) of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure for her failure to prosecute. The plaintiff argues that...

In re Bonn - 2/3/2005
This disciplinary proceeding comes before the Supreme Court pursuant to Article III, Rule 6(d), of the Supreme Court Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court (board) has forwarded its...

Ferrell v. Wall - 2/2/2005
DECISION On December 18, 1995, John Carpenter was shot to death in broad daylight on the streets of South Providence. Petitioner Jason Ferrell was indicted along with four (4) other men for Mr. Carpenter's murder and related...

Pedchenko v. Narragansett Electric Co. - 1/31/2005
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial judge in which he was awarded weekly benefits for a work-related injury...

Bowden v. GateHouse Catering - 1/31/2005
DECISION This matter is before the court on the employee's Original Petition for workers' compensation benefits in which she alleges that she sustained multiple injuries on July 25, 1998 during the course of her employment with...

Oyola v. Burgos - 1/21/2005
The plaintiffs, Maribel Oyola, Johanka Delgado, Magdelina Santiago, and Brenda Gonzalez (collectively plaintiffs), appeal from the Superior Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, Avis Rent-A-Car (Avis). This...

Sanzi v. Shetty - 1/20/2005
The defendants, Taranath M. Shetty, M.D., and Taranath M. Shetty, M.D., Inc., appeal from a Superior Court decision granting summary judgment in favor of thirdparty defendant Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association of Rhode...

Younes v. Nolan - 1/19/2005
DECISION On October 20, 2004, the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline and Patricia A. Nolan, M.D., in her capacity as the Director of the Department of Health, (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Defendants") issued...

Drysdale v. South County Hospital Health Care System - 1/5/2005
DECISION The matter before this Court is Plaintiffs' motion to strike Defendants' affirmative defense relating to the applicability of G.L. 1956 § 9-19-34.1, the so-called medical malpractice collateral source statute. Plaintiffs...

Stamp v. Providence Gas Co. - 12/31/2004
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial judge denying his request that statutory interest be added to the...

Ponder v. GMAC Mortgage Corp. - 12/31/2004
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION These two (2) matters are before the Appellate Division on the respondent/employer's appeals from adverse decisions rendered by the trial judge. W.C.C. No. 97-06134 is an Original Petition filed...

Romero v. Building One Service Solutions - 12/31/2004
DECISION OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This matter is before the Appellate Division on the petitioner/employee's appeal from the decision and decree of the trial judge denying his original petition for workers' compensation benefits...

Town of Cumberland v. Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust - 11/24/2004
This case came before the Supreme Court on September 29, 2004, on appeal from a grant of summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Town of Cumberland (town or plaintiff). The defendants, Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management...

Owens v. Silvia - 12/22/2003
Flanders, Justice. In this medical-malpractice case, the trial justice excluded proffered expert-witness testimony about the asserted liability of various medical professionals and a hospital to a patient who suffered permanent...

In re Levine - 12/17/2003
This matter came before the Court pursuant to a decision and recommendation of the Supreme Court Disciplinary Board (board) that the respondent, Kenneth M. Levine, be publicly censured. Article III, Rule 6(d) of the Supreme Court...

Hardguittini v. City of Providence - 12/17/2003
This case involves an uninsured motorist (UIM) claim arising out of an automobile accident. The insured plaintiffs, Esther Hardguittini (Esther) and Herwin Hardguittini (Herwin), failed to provide their UIM insurer, the defendant,...

Francis v. Brown - 12/4/2003
A dispute between two abutting landowners and allegations of negligence in maintaining trees running along the property line between them brought these parties before the Court. In her complaint, the pro se plaintiff, Nellie S....

Rivers v. American Commerce Insurance Co. - 12/4/2003
This case is before the Court on a writ of certiorari that we issued to review the Superior Court's order denying the defendant's motion for summary judgment. The parties appeared for oral argument on September 22, 2003, pursuant to...

Mills v. Nahabedian - 6/11/2003
The plaintiff, Geraldine Mills, M.D. (plaintiff), appeals pro se from a jury verdict in favor of the defendant-landlord, Gloria Nahabedian (defendant), in this constructive eviction case. This case came before the Supreme Court for...

Mills v. State Sales - 6/10/2003
The plaintiff, Geraldine Mills, M.D. (plaintiff), appeals pro se from a summary judgment entered in favor of defendant, Robert F. Weisberg (Weisberg). She also appeals from a judgment as a matter of law entered in favor of State...

Skene v. Beland - 6/10/2003
The plaintiff, James Skene (plaintiff), appeals a Superior Court justice's exclusion of expert testimony, denial of a motion to pass, and refusal to grant a new trial in this personal injury action. This case came before the Supreme...

Rodriguez v. Providence Housing Authority - 6/9/2003
This case came before the Court for oral argument on May 13, 2003, pursuant to an order directing all parties to appear in order to show cause why the issues raised on this appeal should not be summarily decided. After considering...

Desjarlais v. USAA Insurance Co. - 6/9/2003
Must any derivative claims for loss of consortium, society, and companionship be joined with the underlying personal-injury and the uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) claims of any spouse or parent who was injured in an accident...

Ferrara v. Marra - 6/3/2003
This dog-bite case came before the Court for oral argument on March 10, 2003, pursuant to an order directing the parties to appear and show cause why the issues raised by this appeal should not summarily be decided. After hearing the...

Estate of Fontes v. Salomone - 6/3/2003
This appeal concerns the tragic death of Antonio A. Fontes, Jr. (Fontes or Mr. Fontes), who died because he did not receive proper medical care. The plaintiff, Leeann Fontes (plaintiff), filed a wrongful death action as the...

Plourde v. Myers - 6/3/2003
In this personal injury action resulting from a rear-end collision, the plaintiffs, Carolmarie Plourde (Carolmarie), and her husband Michael Plourde (Michael) (collectively referred to as plaintiffs), appeal several rulings made by a...

Bowen Court Associates v. Ernst & Young - 3/27/2003
Must non-client and third-party claimants file professionalnegligence lawsuits against accountants within one of the periods provided for in the statute of limitations for accounting malpractice, G.L. 1956 § 9-1-14.1? We answer this...

Johnson v. Newport County Chapter for Retarded Citizens - 6/19/2002
This case came before the Court for oral argument on April 16, 2002, on appeal by Richard E. Johnson, Jr. (Johnson or plaintiff) from an order granting summary judgment in favor of defendants, Newport County Chapter for Retarded Cit...

Toste Farm Corporation v. Hadbury - 6/5/2002
The third-party plaintiffs, Richard N. Morash and Hadbury, Inc. (collectively referred to as Morash), appeal from an order of the Superior Court dismissing their complaint against two attorneys and a law firm. Morash alleged that...

Strynar v. Rahill - 3/28/2002
This appeal challenges the exclusivity of the statutory injured-on-duty (IOD) scheme for compensating municipal police officers who become incapacitated in the course of their employment. The plaintiff, Irving A. Strynar, a former...

Malinowski v. United Parcel Service - 3/11/2002
This case concerns a horrific accident that resulted in the death of a young man, Michael Malinowski (Michael). His mother, the plaintiff Elaina Malinowski (plaintiff), valiantly sought to recover for her loss by filing a wrongful...

Morra v. Harrop - 3/6/2002
This case came before the Supreme Court on December 5, 2001, on appeal by the plaintiff, Lucinda Morra (plaintiff), from a judgment of the Superior Court granting the defendant, Dr. Daniel Harrop's (defendant or Dr. Harrop) motion...

Nassa v. Hook-SupeRx - 2/15/2002
This case broaches a question of first impression in Rhode Island: does G.L. 1956 § 28-29-20 (the exclusive-remedy provision) of the Workers' Compensation Act (WCA or the act) bar work-related defamation claims filed by employees...

Tavares v. Barbour - 2/15/2002
This case came before the Court for oral argument on January 30, 2002, pursuant to an order that directed both parties to appear and show cause why the issues raised by this appeal should not summarily be decided. After hearing the...

C.G.U. Insurance Co. v. DeCaro - 2/8/2002
ORDER Assunta DeCaro (DeCaro) appeals from the entry of summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff, C.G.U. Insurance Company (CGU), and from the dismissal of her claim for uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage against CGU. ...

Costantino v. Suburban Fitness Center - 2/7/2002
ORDER This is an appeal from a summary judgment granted in favor of the defendant Town of Scituate (town) on the grounds that the plaintiff, Jean Costantino, individually and in her capacity as executrix of the estate of the...

Mottola v. Cirello - 2/4/2002
This case came before the Supreme Court on December 12, 2001, on petitions for writ of certiorari by both parties to review sua sponte orders of the Superior Court. These orders directed defense counsel, in connection with the...

Lauro v. Knowles - 12/14/2001
This is the plaintiff's third appearance before this Court on issues stemming from litigation in connection with alleged medical malpractice by the defendant, Dr. Kenneth Knowles, M.D. (defendant or Knowles), an orthopedic surgeon....

Rhode Island Insurers' Insolvency Fund v. Leviton Manufacturing Co. - 12/13/2000
This case represents the next chapter in the previously decided Rhode Island Insurers' Insolvency Fund v. Leviton Manufacturing Co., 716 A.2d 730 (R.I. 1998) (Leviton I). The defendant, Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Leviton),...

Gomes v. Mossberg Industries - 12/11/2000
In this case, Fernandinho P. Gomes appeals following the entry of judgment as a matter of law against him on his product liability personal injury claim for damages against Mossberg Industries, Inc. The parties were directed by order...

Simeone v. Charron - 12/1/2000
Can punitive damages be recovered under Rhode Island's wrongful death statute? We confront this issue in the case before us in which the respondent, Craig S. Charron, refused to provide responsive answers to interrogatories...

Debar v. Women and Infants Hospital - 11/29/2000
This case comes before us on appeal following entry of judgment as a matter of law in favor of the defendants in a Superior Court medical malpractice and wrongful death action. In December 1991, Flexman Johnson and Montee Debar...

Rubano v. DiCenzo - 9/25/2000
Two women agreed to become the parents of a child. They arranged for one of them to conceive via artificial insemination by an anonymous donor. Following the child's birth, they raised him for four years while living together as...

Kay v. Menard - 6/27/2000
Ten years ago, Robert Kay tumbled down an elevator shaft from the fourth floor elevator opening to the basement of the Mongeon Building in the City of Woonsocket. He was seriously injured. He sued the owner of the building, Edward...

Textron - 6/22/2000
Insurance coverage for a manufacturer's pollution-cleanup costs forms the declaration page of this appeal. A Superior Court motion justice granted partial summary judgment in favor of the defendant-insurer, Insurance Company of North...

Kenny v. Wepman - 6/19/2000
The defendant, Barry Wepman, M.D., has appealed from the order granting a motion for a new trial made by the plaintiff, Irene L. Kenny. This case came before the Supreme Court on May 8, 2000, pursuant to an order directing the...

State v. Botelho - 6/14/2000
The defendant, Christopher M. Botelho (defendant), has appealed a judgment of conviction of molesting his girlfriend's thirteen-year-old and sixteen-year-old daughters. On December 1, 1997, he was sentenced to concurrent terms of...

Lombardi v. Rhode Island Insurers' Insolvency Fund - 5/25/2000
PER CURIAM. The defendant, Rhode Island Insurers' Insolvency Fund (hereinafter defendant or the Fund), appeals from a Superior Court judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Arlene D. Lombardi (plaintiff or Lombardi), declaring the...

Sindelar v. Leguia - 5/17/2000
The plaintiff-mother, Virginia L. Sindelar, appeals from a Superior Court hearing justice's grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant-father, Luis G. Leguia. She asserts that the trial justice committed error by granting...

Hargreaves v. Jack - 5/12/2000
This case came before the Court on the plaintiff's appeal from the entry of summary judgment in the Superior Court in favor of the defendants. For the reasons stated below, we vacate the summary judgment and remand the case for...

Brooks v. Dockside Seafood - 12/2/1999
This case comes before us on a petition for certiorari filed by Irene Brooks (Brooks), a former employee of Dockside Seafood (Dockside), following a final decree by the Appellate Division of the Workers' Compensation Court (Appellate...

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