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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 …

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 …