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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 …

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 …