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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 …

Family Of Man Shot By Los Angeles Deputies Files $25M Claim

The family of a Washington man who was mistakenly shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies has filed a $25 million claim against the department. The Seattle Times reported an attorney for John Winkler’s family announced the claim’s …

Federal Suit Filed Against California Lawmaker, Aide in Fatal DUI

The parents of a Santa Barbara woman who was fatally struck by a congresswoman’s aide filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps and the U.S. government. The wrongful death suit filed by Matt and Raeona Dies’ …