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Wrongful Death Verdict Against Utah Doctor Overturned Court

A wrongful death case against a former doctor will have a new trial after the Utah Supreme Court overturned the $3 million verdict. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Supreme Court ruled this week that Paul Ray Taylor’s felony drug …

Widow of Man Run Over by Suge Knight Files Suit in California

The widow of a man who died when he was run over by a pickup truck driven by Marion “Suge” Knight has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former rap music mogul and key figures involved in the upcoming …

Oregon Husband of Pregnant Woman Killed in Crash Sues For $18M

The husband and the son of a pregnant woman who died in a rollover crash seek up to $18 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against three businesses, including the maker of a tire that blew during an Oregon …

Family of Boy Who Died at Michigan Farm Reaches $100K Settlement

A $100,000 settlement has been reached in a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the family of one of two young people who died in 2010 after falling into a tank at a Barry County dairy farm. The Grand Rapids Press …

Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California

A woman filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against Southwest Airlines, claiming crew members mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior aboard a California flight and didn’t assist him. Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, was found unconscious after the flight from Oakland …

Settlement Talks Continue in Arizona Wildfire Wrongful Death Case

Parties in a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire say they need more time to discuss a settlement. Lawyers for the sides told a U.S. District Court judge on Friday that they’re working in good faith to …

Most Wrongful-Death Lawsuits in Colorado Listeria Outbreak Settled

A Denver, Colo. judge wrapped up most of the wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from a 2011 listeria outbreak that killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 140 others. The Denver District Court judge approved settlements Wednesday for the families …

Family Sues Tangipahoa Parish Jail over Inmate’s Death

The parents of a Louisiana prisoner who died in custody at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail last year has filed a wrongful death suit. The Advocate reports the lawsuit alleges the jail staff failed to monitor the health of Keith Joseph …

Lawsuit in 2011 Nevada Gold Mine Death Settled

A lawyer for the Utah family of a contract worker at a Nevada gold mine that paid more than $100,000 in U.S. safety fines after he was killed there in 2011 says they’ve settled a wrongful death suit with Newmont …

Estate of Oregon Keeper Killed By Cougar Sues Sanctuary

The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a wild-cat sanctuary in suburban Portland, Ore. is suing the sanctuary and its owners. The lawsuit against WildCat Haven and owners Michael and …