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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’ …

Oregon Lawsuit Over Translation That Sent Medics To Wrong Spot

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Portland, Ore. alleges that a 911 Spanish language interpreter botched the translation of an address, sending medics to the wrong place after a caller reported that a young woman could not breathe. The Oregonian …

Teen’s Wrongful Death on Hawaii Kayak Tour Lawsuit Settled

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a New York teenager swept out to sea during a Hawaii hiking and kayaking tour has been settled. Michael Madoff, the father of 15-year-old Tyler Madoff, said Tuesday he hopes tours …

Deal Reached In Southern California School Lawsuit

The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a Los Angeles school has reached a tentative settlement in her wrongful-death lawsuit against the school district. While a potential deal has been reached details aren’t being released. However, …

Alabama Family Awarded $400K in Nursing Home Death

The family of a 101-year-old man who died of pneumonia after being housed in a Montgomery nursing home has been awarded $400,000. AL.com reported that an arbitrator awarded the money to the estate of John A. Garrett on Jan. 10. …

Mother Of Wyoming Student Wrestler Sues Hospital

The mother of a 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed after breaking two vertebrae during high school wrestling practice has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Wyoming hospital that treated him. The lawsuit from Melissa Plumley alleges Cheyenne Regional Medical …

Tahoe Ski Resort Settles Suit Over Chairlift Death

A lawsuit filed by a family against a Lake Tahoe ski resort and other companies over the death of a man who fell from a chairlift has been settled, although financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Sacramento …

Toyota Claims Plaintiffs Fabricated Fatal Acceleration Theory

Toyota Motor Corp. said plaintiffs’ lawyers seeking to blame a fatal accident on unintended acceleration made up a theory of how a 66-year-old woman’s foot got stuck between the gas and brake pedal of a 2006 Camry. Toyota’s lawyer, Vince …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Colorado Bar After Triple-Fatal Crash

The parents of a 16-year-old Carbondale girl who was killed in a car crash have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Glenwood Springs bar, saying it served the underage driver alcohol before the accident. The Post Independent reported Jennifer …

Synthetic Marijuana Death Prompts Lawsuit Against Colorado Store

The death of a 19-year-old who died after smoking synthetic marijuana has prompted a wrongful death suit against a Colorado Springs convenience store. Stephane Colbert alleges that her son, Nicholas A. Colbert, died in 2011 after using a pot alternative …