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California University Acknowledges Liability in Football Player Death

The University of California has acknowledged its negligence was a substantial factor in the death of former California football player Ted Agu. The 21-year-old defensive lineman from Bakersfield died nearly two years ago after a strenuous team workout. His family …

Families of 3 Men Killed in North Carolina Scaffolding Collapse File Lawsuit

The families of three workers who died when scaffolding collapsed at a Raleigh, N.C., high-rise building have sued four firms connected with the project. Multiple media outlets report the law firm of former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards …

Iowa City Settles Police Shooting Wrongful Death Suit for $2.5M

The city of Waterloo, Iowa, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man shot to death in 2012 by a police officer. A judge signed off on the $2.5 million settlement with the city’s insurance …

Newtown Victims’ Families to Split $1.5M From Homeowner’s Insurance

The families of more than a dozen victims of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, will split $1.5 million under recently finalized settlements of lawsuits against the gunman’s mother’s estate. A lawyer for several victims’ families says the settlements …

Widow of Oregon Man Killed In SUV-Train Crash Files Suit Against Union Pacific

The wife of one of two people killed when a freight train struck an SUV at a rural crossing in Oregon seeks $2.7 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against Union Pacific and several workers. The suit alleges there were …

Family of Naked Man Shot by Atlanta Cop Sues for Wrongful Death

The family of an unarmed naked man fatally shot by an Atlanta-area police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit against the DeKalb County Police Department, Officer Robert Olsen, the county and its board of commissioners was …

Kentucky Court: Mine-Safety Laws Don’t Apply to Subcontractors

Kentucky’s mine-safety laws and regulations didn’t apply to a subcontract worker who died while installing a massive garage door on a building at a mine site in Muhlenberg County, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Oct. 29. David McCarty died when …

Florida Man Sues Trucking Company, Driver for $10M Over Crash That Killed Family

A northeast Florida man has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against a semi-truck driver and others related to a wreck that killed his wife and three stepchildren. The SUV Dexter Culclager’s family had been traveling in broke down …

Oregon Clinic Slapped With $2.2M Wrongful Death Suit

An Oregon clinic is facing a negligence lawsuit from the family of an Oregon woman who died four days after a procedure meant to relieve her migraine headaches. The Eugene Register-Guard reported that the family of 47-year-old Springfield woman Christine …

West Virginia Widow Settles Wrongful Death Suit with Energy Companies for $18M

Energy companies will pay $18 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a man who died in a flash fire at a natural gas station in Tyler County, West Virginia. The settlement involves the April …