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St. Louis Tent Collapse Wrongful Death Claim Settled for $548K

The family of a 58-year-old man killed in 2013 when a tent collapsed at a St. Louis, Mo., bar has reached a $548,000 settlement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alfred Goodman suffered fatal head and neck injuries when wind …

Parents Of Southern California Pedestrian File Wrongful Death Suit

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the parents of an Orange County software developer who was killed in a crosswalk last year after being struck by a vehicle fleeing police. The Orange County Register reported the civil action …

Settlement Reached in Virginia Meningitis Death Lawsuit

The family of a Salem man who died of meningitis has settled a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against a Roanoke, Virginia, clinic. The Roanoke Times reports that Douglas Wingate’s family agreed to settle the lawsuit for an undisclosed sum. …

Oregon City Sued For $2 Million Over Police Shooting

The family of an 18-year-old who was shot and killed after brandishing a knife at two Medford, Ore. police officers has filed a $2 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city. Family members called police in January 2012 when a …

Wyoming Outdoor Leadership School Sued Over 2011 Death

The mother of a 20-year-old Minnesota man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Lander, Wyo.-based National Outdoor Leadership School. The lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Brenner, of Minnetonka, Minn., in federal court accuses the school of negligence in the …

Virginia High Court Reverses Verdict in Virginia Tech Shootings

Virginia Tech University couldn’t have foreseen the rampage of a lone gunman who initially shot two people to death and later killed 30 more, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled, reversing a wrongful death verdict against the state. [The Virginia Supreme …

Parents Awarded $3.75M In Colorado Wrongful Death Suit

An Arapahoe County jury has awarded $3.75 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in the shallow end of a Centennial country club pool. The Denver Post reported Bill O’Melia and …

Family Members Sue Over Fatal California Limo Fire

Family members of the victims of a fatal Bay Area limousine fire in California have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against six different companies. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the lawsuit claims the companies were responsible for the vehicle malfunction …

Wyoming Man Refiles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Walmart

A man suing a Sheridan, Wyo. Walmart, claiming his wife died after she ate a contaminated cantaloupe purchased at the store, has refiled his lawsuit in federal court. Attorney Nicholas Murdoch, representing Frederick M. Lollar, tells the Sheridan Press the …

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Wrongful Death Suit

Ala Moana Center had a duty to care for a woman who died after getting stuck in an exhaust duct, even though she was trespassing on the roof, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled. But the opinion also affirms parts of …