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Alaska Jury Deadlocked in Family’s Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

After more than three weeks, a Bethel Superior Court jury cannot decide whether or not a tobacco company misled an Alaska man about the harmful effects of smoking. KYUK-AM reported jury foreman Robert Sundown says jurors deadlocked over whether Philip …

New Jersey Woman Sues UMass Over Son’s Fatal Drug Overdose

The mother of a University of Massachusetts Amherst student who died of a heroin overdose has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the school and another student charged with selling her son the drugs. Francesca Sinacori’s suit seeks $5 million …

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 …

Trial over Spinal Bone Cement Death Begins in Washington

The physician who used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during a woman’s spinal surgery and the company that ran an illegal test market to promote the dangerous product should be held accountable for her death, a lawyer for the woman’s daughter …

Insurer to Pay $750K over Fatal Shooting in Texas County

A $750,000 settlement has been reached with relatives of an unarmed motorist fatally shot by an off-duty South Texas sheriff’s deputy. The family of Mathew Jackson has agreed to settle the civil lawsuit. The money will be paid by Bexar …

Montana Man Sued for Wrongful Death after Shooting Home Intruder

Representatives of a man shot and killed after he broke into a Helena, Mont. home have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter. The Independent Record reported that the suit filed on behalf of the estate of Henry Thomas …

Refiled Suits in Oklahoma Allege Excessive Force by Ex-Reserve Deputy

Lawsuits have been refiled that allege a former Tulsa County volunteer sheriff’s deputy used excessive force when he fatally shot one man and used a stun gun on another. The lawsuits were refiled against Robert Bates, who has pleaded not …

Widow of Wyoming Man Killed by Sleeping Trucker Files Suit

The widow of a man who died after a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and struck him in southern Wyoming is suing for wrongful death. The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported that Katsiaryna Krauchanka has filed a complaint against …

Paul Walker’s Father Sues Porsche for Negligence in Fatal California Crash

Paul Walker’s father has sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death over the 2013 accident that killed the “Fast & Furious” star. Walker’s father, who is the executor of his son’s estate, filed the lawsuit last week claiming that the …

Suit Filed after California Woman Dies from Tainted Cucumbers

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a San Diego woman who died after eating Salmonella-tainted cucumbers. KNSD-TV reported that 99-yearold Mildred Hendricks died Aug. 17 after eating the cucumbers and contracting the illness. A second person …