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Kansas to Appeal $120K Jury Award Linked to Deadly 2007 Crash

The state of Kansas plans to appeal a jury’s ruling that ordered it to pay $120,000 to the family of a 2007 car crash victim who died after a state trooper demanded she be sent to Missouri hospitals rather than …

Massachusetts Town Settles with Family of Man Killed by Police for $3.75M

The town of Framingham, Mass., has reached a $3.75 million settlement with the family of a grandfather accidentally shot and killed by police during a 2011 drug raid. The town announced Wednesday that the settlement with the family of 68-year-old …

Jim Carrey Sued in California for Wrongful Death of Ex-Girlfriend

The husband of Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend is suing the actor, accusing him of illegally supplying Cathriona White with prescription drugs that resulted in her death. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by White’s husband, Mark Burton, in Los Angeles Superior Court, …

Lawyer: $1.9M Settlement in Sandra Bland Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of Sandra Bland, a black Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop last summer, has reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney told a Houston television …

Idaho Family Sues Over Baby’s Death in Hospital Medication Mix-up

An Idaho family is suing a nurse and the health care company he works for after their 7-month-old baby died when given the wrong medication at a Twin Falls hospital. Chance and Tiffany Elliott filed the wrongful death lawsuit in …

Caltrans Settles Lawsuit over Construction Site Death

The California Department of Transportation has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a 24-year-old woman who was killed by a drunk driver while working on a nighttime paving project. Attorneys for both sides told the Fresno …

North Dakota Appeals Court: Judge Was Right to Toss Oilfield Death Lawsuit

An appeals court has upheld a judge’s decision to throw out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a South Dakota man who was killed in an accident in the North Dakota oil patch five years ago. Fifty-two-year-old …

Idaho Rancher’s Family Initiates Wrongful Death Suit

The family of an Idaho rancher authorities say was shot and killed by two Adams County Sheriff’s deputies has filed a legal notice of their intent to sue the county. The Idaho Statesman reported in a story on Tuesday that …

Trucking Firm Won’t Face Criminal Charges in Crash that Killed 5 Georgia Students

A Georgia prosecutor says he’s dropped the criminal case against a trucking company charged in a deadly interstate crash last year that killed five nursing students. Tom Durden is district attorney for southeast Georgia’s Atlantic Judicial Circuit. He said Wednesday …

Trucking Company, Driver Face Criminal Charges in Georgia Crash that Killed 5

A grand jury has indicted a tractor-trailer driver and his employer accused of causing a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students. The Bryan County grand jury on Wednesday indicted John Wayne Johnson of Shreveport, Louisiana, …