Insurance Journal » wrongful death http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Widow of Man Run Over by Suge Knight Files Suit in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/05/370669.htm Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:56:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370669 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 …

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Oregon Husband of Pregnant Woman Killed in Crash Sues For $18M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/04/370528.htm Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:52:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=370528 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 …

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Family of Boy Who Died at Michigan Farm Reaches $100K Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/20/368865.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 16:43:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368865 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 …

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Suit Says Southwest Failed in Medical Emergency Over California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/24/365600.htm Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:46:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365600 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 …

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Settlement Talks Continue in Arizona Wildfire Wrongful Death Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/20/365066.htm Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:32:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365066 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 …

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Most Wrongful-Death Lawsuits in Colorado Listeria Outbreak Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/13/360487.htm Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:25:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360487 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 …

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Family Sues Tangipahoa Parish Jail over Inmate’s Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/12/360315.htm Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:53:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360315 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 …

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Lawsuit in 2011 Nevada Gold Mine Death Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/03/359127.htm Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:52:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359127 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 …

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Estate of Oregon Keeper Killed By Cougar Sues Sanctuary http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/20/347648.htm Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:59:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347648 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 …

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NFL Player’s Family Sues League in California Over His Suicide http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/25/341597.htm Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:58:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341597 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 …

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Families of Nevada Helicopter Crash Victims Awarded $16M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/24/341506.htm Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:48:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341506 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 …

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Oregon Family of DUI Victim Settles with Driver, Restaurants http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/05/336803.htm Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:16:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336803 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 …

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Insurer Says OK to Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Hawaii Driver http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/21/335351.htm Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:39:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335351 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 …

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Lawsuit Over Hiker’s Death Moves to Wyoming from India http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/07/03/333818.htm Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:56:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333818 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 …

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Judge Won’t Toss Colorado Skiing Death Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/24/332785.htm Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:26:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332785 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 …

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Porsche Sued In Los Angeles Over Paul Walker Crash http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/14/329124.htm Wed, 14 May 2014 16:42:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329124 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 …

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Lawsuit Filed by Mother of ASU Frat Pledge Who Drowned http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/08/328644.htm Thu, 08 May 2014 16:20:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328644 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 …

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Golfer Wrongful-Death Case Jury Being Put Together http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/08/328640.htm Thu, 08 May 2014 16:17:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328640 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. …

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Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit Against West Virginia ‘Tough Mudder’ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/05/07/328522.htm Wed, 07 May 2014 15:20:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328522 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 …

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Family Of Man Shot By Los Angeles Deputies Files $25M Claim http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/05/01/328017.htm Thu, 01 May 2014 15:40:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328017 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 …

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Federal Suit Filed Against California Lawmaker, Aide in Fatal DUI http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/22/327015.htm Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:51:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327015 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’ …

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Oregon Lawsuit Over Translation That Sent Medics To Wrong Spot http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/17/326717.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:51:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326717 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 …

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Teen’s Wrongful Death on Hawaii Kayak Tour Lawsuit Settled http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/06/319732.htm Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:14:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319732 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 …

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Deal Reached In Southern California School Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/02/01/319137.htm Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:35:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319137 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, …

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Alabama Family Awarded $400K in Nursing Home Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/01/22/317675.htm Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:30:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317675 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. …

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Mother Of Wyoming Student Wrestler Sues Hospital http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/12/27/315540.htm Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:36:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315540 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 …

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Tahoe Ski Resort Settles Suit Over Chairlift Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/12/05/313115.htm Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:48:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=313115 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 …

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Toyota Claims Plaintiffs Fabricated Fatal Acceleration Theory http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/10/02/306894.htm Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:12:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=306894 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 …

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Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Colorado Bar After Triple-Fatal Crash http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/30/306629.htm Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:01:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=306629 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 …

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Synthetic Marijuana Death Prompts Lawsuit Against Colorado Store http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/25/306293.htm Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:56:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=306293 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 …

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