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NFL Player’s Family Sues League in California Over His Suicide

The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver are taking legal action against the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year. The suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles County …

Families of Nevada Helicopter Crash Victims Awarded $16M

A jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead in Nevada. The jurors ruled against Sundance Helicopters Inc. in a wrongful death case filed by …

Oregon Family of DUI Victim Settles with Driver, Restaurants

A settlement agreement in a Lane County, Ore. drunk driving lawsuit appears to award slightly more than $180,000 to the victim’s heirs. The Register-Guard reported the mother and two children of a Cottage Grove woman killed by a drunken driver …

Insurer Says OK to Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Hawaii Driver

A $1.1 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian. The settlement came in a civil lawsuit against Robert Wayne Yount, 83, and the civil case will be dismissed, The Garden …

Lawsuit Over Hiker’s Death Moves to Wyoming from India

A federal lawsuit seeking damages against a Wyoming-based wilderness training academy over the death of a hiker on a 2011 trip to India will be heard in Wyoming. The lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Brenner of Minnetonka, Minnesota, against the Lander-based …

Judge Won’t Toss Colorado Skiing Death Lawsuit

A judge has denied Vail Resorts’ request to toss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager who died in an avalanche while skiing in January 2012. The Vail Daily reported District Judge Chris Melonakis’ decision means the wrongful …

Porsche Sued In Los Angeles Over Paul Walker Crash

The wife of a man who was driving a Porsche sports car that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, alleging it designed a faulty vehicle. The wrongful death and negligence lawsuit was filed Monday in Los …

Lawsuit Filed by Mother of ASU Frat Pledge Who Drowned

The mother of an Arizona State University fraternity pledge who drowned after a night of drinking has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the chapter. Grace Culolias wants a jury trial to decide punitive and compensatory damages. Her civil suit, filed …

Golfer Wrongful-Death Case Jury Being Put Together

Jury selection has entered a third day in Las Vegas in a civil wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against a Nevada physician who found the body of women’s professional golfer Erica Blasberg after she committed suicide in May 2010. …

Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit Against West Virginia ‘Tough Mudder’

A Maryland woman whose son drowned last year along an obstacle course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the organizers of Tough Mudder’s Mid-Atlantic event. The lawsuit filed by Mita Sengupta against Tough Mudder …