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Trucking Firm to Settle Fatal Crash of 5 Georgia Students for Millions

The employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students has agreed to settle wrongful death lawsuits for large sums, with at least one victim’s family receiving $14 million, attorneys in the …

Sandy Hook Families’ Lawsuit Against Bushmaster Gets Trial Date

The maker of the assault rifle used in the 2012 massacre of more than two dozen students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School was ordered to allow its executives to be questioned ahead of a trial of a lawsuit …

Judge: Sandy Hook Families’ Suit Against Bushmaster Can Move Forward

The maker of the assault rifle used in the 2012 massacre of more than two dozen students and teachers must face a lawsuit by victims’ families accusing Bushmaster Firearms International LLC of wrongfully selling the weapon to civilians. Connecticut State …

Family of Man Killed by South Carolina Officer Settles Suit for $2.15M

The family of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by a South Carolina police officer last year has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Seneca for $2.15 million. The settlement, nearly 10 times higher than a …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Washington Man’s Excavator Death

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a man who was killed when the excavator he was driving tumbled down a cliff about 25 miles southeast of Tacoma, Wash. The News Tribune reports that 22-year-old Jared Lanphear, …

Utah Job Corps Wrongful Death Suit Draws Support, Criticism

A wrongful death lawsuit against Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah has drawn support and criticism from former students. The Standard-Examiner reported 17-year-old Isela Huerta Carranza left the center and went without her insulin. She returned March 10 and died …

Gun Maker Seeks Dismissal of Newtown Shooting Lawsuit

Lawyers for a gun maker and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims squared off in a Connecticut courtroom Monday over whether a federal law prevents the families’ wrongful death lawsuit targeting the AR-15 rifle used to kill …

Lawsuit Filed Over Death of Former Jackson, Mississippi Mayor

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against St. Dominic Hospital and two doctors who treated the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW’-kway Lu-MOOM’-bah). The Clarion-Ledger reports at 9 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2014 Lumumba checked into St. Dominic’s emergency …

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 …