Jury orders Rams to pay 125 million for Reggie Bush injury

first_imgJury orders Rams to pay $12.5 million for Reggie Bush injury AP June 13, 2018 Posted: June 13, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 10:39 AM ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury in St. Louis on Tuesday ordered the NFL’s Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury he suffered in 2015, the team’s final season in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles.The jury found the Rams 100 percent liable for Bush’s injury and ordered the team to pay $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.Attorneys for the Rams said they plan to file a motion for a new trial.Bush was playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he was pushed out of bounds during a game on Nov. 1, 2015, at what was then the Edward Jones Dome, now known as the Dome at America’s Center. He slipped on a surface that the lawsuit dubbed the “concrete ring of death,” about 35 feet (11 meters) behind the 49ers’ bench.Bush suffered a season-ending left knee injury. The lawsuit contended the injury undermined his earnings as a player for the rest of his career. He signed with Buffalo in 2016 and retired in 2017. Now 33, he works as an analyst for the NFL Network.“Reggie lost his ability to do what he loved, and to bargain for a contract that he worked his entire life for,” Bush’s lawyer Tim Cronin said during closing statements. “These players get chewed up. They only have so many chances.”Bush also sued public agencies that own and operate the dome, but a judge dismissed them from the suit last week after ruling that the team had control of game-day operations.Just a week before Bush’s injury, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown slid across the same concrete stretch and injured his shoulder.The concrete surface in the dome was covered with rubber padding two weeks after Bush was injured.Rams attorney Dan Allmayer said the team should not be held responsible for Bush’s injury because it could not have foreseen a dangerous condition. He noted that no one besides McCown and Bush had been injured there over 20 seasons played at the dome.Allmayer said Bush’s injury was caused by “pre-existing issues,” not the fall on the concrete.NFL owners approved the request from Rams owner Stan Kroenke to move the team to Los Angeles in 2016 AP, last_img read more

Crude extends gains after surge on shortcovering cold spell

first_imgCrude oil futures extended gains on Monday following a surge at the end of last week on short-covering and fuel demand triggered by freezing weather in parts of the northern hemisphere.Oil prices soared 10% on Friday, one of the biggest daily rallies ever, as bearish traders who had taken out record short positions scrambled to close them, betting the market’s long rout may finally be over.Brent LCOc1 had gained 8 cents to $32.26 a barrel by 0221 GMT after touching $32.69 a barrel earlier in the day. It settled at $32.18 a barrel in the previous session.US crude CLc1 rose 5 cents to $32.24 a barrel, compared with its session-high of $32.64 and previous settlement at $32.19.”A change in investor sentiment was the key factor, with speculative short positions in WTI falling from historically high levels the previous week,” ANZ said in a note on Monday, referring to US West Texas Intermediate crude.”Low crude oil prices continue to negatively impact high cost US oil producers. Indeed, recent Baker Hughes data suggested US oil explorers idled more oil rigs this week.”Reuters market analyst for commodities and energy technicals Wang Tao said on Monday that Brent oil faces resistance at $32.72 per barrel, and may hover below this level for one day or retrace to support at $30.98, before rising again.A massive snowstorm on the US East Coast helped stoke demand for oil for heating, helping push up crude prices. While New York and Philadelphia were getting back to business, Washington was not ready after an historic storm dumped more than 20 inches (51 cm) of snow on the city and nearly three feet (1 metre) in surrounding areas.Asian stocks gained early on Monday, relieved after seeing Wall Street rally on the back of a sharp rise in crude oil prices. The dollar was steady at 118.75 yen after surging 0.9%on Friday, when it touched a two-week peak of 118.88.last_img read more

LyondellBasell Donates Funds For Specialized Firefighter Training

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:01 Ed MayberryLyondellBasell’s Bob Patel and Mayor Sylvester Turner join other area mayors and firefighters as HFD Chief Samuel Pena speaks at Houston Fire Station 8 downtown.The $100,000 donation will pay for hazardous materials training for the Houston Fire Department and five other departments that serve areas with a large number of refineries, storage terminals and chemical plants. Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement at Houston’s downtown Fire Station 8. “And I will continue to be energized and excited so long as we continue to be here on a regular basis with LyondellBasell (alarm sounds)…alright, does that mean it’s time for me to get on the truck?”   LyondellBasell’s Bob Patel says he’s been aware of Houston’s budget challenges. “Training is something you don’t want to compromise, because you always need that. This training will be administered by the world-renowned Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. It’s one of the global leaders in emergency training and firefighting.” The LyondellBasell donation will be split between the Houston Fire Department, as well as firefighters in Channelview, Pasadena, La Porte, Sheldon and Mont Belvieu. Sharelast_img read more