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Proposal: Newtown Victims’ Families Would Split $1.5M From Homeowner Policy

The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown school shooting rampage in Connecticut would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman’s mother. The lawsuits filed this year accuse Nancy Lanza …

Tennessee High Court Upholds Dismissal of Health Care Liability Suit Without Prejudice

The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that, in health care liability lawsuits, the obligation to disclose the number of violations of the certificate of good faith requirement does not compel any disclosure if there are no previous violations. The court …

South Carolina Health System Settles Infection Lawsuit for $600K

South Carolina’s Greenville Health System has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a surgical patient who died after contracting an infection. The Greenville News reported that court documents show the health care system offered $600,000 to settle …

$6.7M Awarded in Missouri Traffic Fatality Lawsuit

A Missouri jury has awarded a West Plains family $6.7 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. The West Plains Daily Quill reports that Laurie Holesapple and her family sued the commission after her …

Former Alabama Athletic Director’s Family Suing Drug Makers for Wrongful Death

The daughter of former University of Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two companies that manufactured, promoted and sold a heart medication he took. Heather Moore Cooke filed suit in U.S. District Court in …

Newtown Families Sue Lanza Estate; Suits Seek to Collect on Homeowner Policy

The families of nine people killed in the Newtown elementary school shooting have filed lawsuits against the estate of the gunman’s mother. The lawsuits contend Nancy Lanza failed to properly secure her legally owned Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which her troubled …

Families of 2 Sandy Hook Shooting Victims Sue Town, School Board

Families of two of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut are suing the town of Newtown and its board of education, alleging security measures at the school weren’t adequate. The wrongful death lawsuit …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Louisiana over Offshore Platform Explosion

The wife of a man killed in a Nov. 20 explosion on a Fieldwood Energy platform has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Louisiana that claims the victim and his crew were told the piece of …

Uber Driver Who Struck and Killed Girl in San Francisco Crosswalk Charged

A driver for Uber Technologies Inc. whose car struck and killed a six-year-old girl crossing a San Francisco street last New Year’s eve was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a spokesman for the city’s district attorney said. The arrest of …

Family of Driver Killed in California Bus and FedEx Crash Sues

The family of the bus driver killed with nine others in a fiery collision with a FedEx truck in Northern California has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The Sacramento Bee reported that the lawsuit seeks damages, claiming …