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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 …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over SFO Runway Death After Asiana Crash

The parents of a teenage girl who was run over and killed by emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash landing at the San Francisco airport filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city, saying rescuers were reckless and poorly trained. …

Home Depot Sued Over Joplin, Missouri, Tornado Deaths

A woman whose husband and two children were among eight people killed while taking cover in a Home Depot during the 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado contends in a wrongful death lawsuit that the building was negligently constructed. Edie Howard Housel, …

Father of Illinois Teen Sues School District Over Son’s Suicide

The father of a southern Illinois teenager who killed himself a day after watching an anti-bullying movie at school has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the district, accusing administrators of failing to stop the relentless taunts targeting his son. Bradley …

Driver, Family Reach Settlement in Fatal Vermont Crash

The family of a Vermont woman killed in a hit-and-run crash last year has reached a settlement with the driver. Merrill Outslay of Mendon, Vt., the husband of 71-year-old Jane Outslay, sued Christopher Sullivan in Rutland civil court earlier this …

California Top Court to Decide on Retailer Defibrillator Issue

Are large California retailers required to have a device on hand to treat customers who fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest? The California Supreme Court is taking up that question during oral arguments. At issue is a Southern California family’s …

Louisiana Supreme Court Says Town, Railroad not Liable in Track Death

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the Kenner and the Illinois Central Railroad Co. are not liable for a 2009 crash in which a train struck and killed a deaf woman trying to cross the tracks at an unguarded …

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 …