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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 …

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 …