Insurance Journal » wrongful death http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 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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Family Of Bicyclist Killed In San Francisco Files Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/05/304128.htm Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:39:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=304128 The family of a 24-year-old woman hit by a truck and killed while riding her bike in San Francisco has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Bay Area food distributor and its truck driver. KGO-TV reported the initial police …

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Mom Sues Monster Over Teen’s Death in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/27/297002.htm Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:09:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=297002 The mother of a teenager who died from cardiac arrhythmia last year is blaming his death on Corona, Calif.-based Monster Beverage Corp., alleging in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that his death was caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. …

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Suit Filed Over Southern California Border Patrol Chase Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/19/296082.htm Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:44:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=296082 The parents of a man who died when his car burst into flames during a Border Patrol chase in San Diego County is suing the government for wrongful death. Twenty-five-year-old Alex Martin of Texas died in March of 2012. Authorities …

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Family Sues Over Colorado Woman’s Death In Reality TV Project http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/19/296079.htm Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:42:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=296079 The survivors of a woman killed during the production of a reality TV show pilot have filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Discovery Communications Inc. and Anthropic Productions Corp. Terry Flanell’s husband and daughter filed the lawsuit last …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Utah Police Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/14/295610.htm Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:06:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=295610 The family of a young woman fatally shot by West Valley City police has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the officers involved and the former police chief. Danielle Willard’s parents filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in …

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Judge Upholds $23M Award in California Bed Sore Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/13/295410.htm Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:52:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=295410 A Sacramento judge has upheld a $23 million jury award over the bed sore death of a woman at a Northern California assisted living facility. The Sacramento Bee reported the judge on Monday also awarded $4.3 million in legal costs …

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Jury Awards $8.8M in Southern Calif. Police Killing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/05/10/291574.htm Fri, 10 May 2013 15:50:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=291574 A jury has awarded $8.8 million to the family of a robber who was shot and killed by a police officer east of Los Angeles in Culver City. The Los Angeles Times reported a federal jury issued the verdict on …

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California Parents Win $7.7M In Daughter’s Wrongful Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/22/289309.htm Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:42:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=289309 A jury has awarded $7.7 million to the parents of a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia who died during a scuffle with her caregivers. The sum announced Friday after five days of deliberation was significantly larger than the $5 million Lauren …

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Wrongful Death Claims Kept Open in Colorado Shootings http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/19/289186.htm Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:46:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=289186 A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss wrongful death and liability claims filed against the company that owns the Colorado movie theater where 12 people were shot to death last summer. Cinemark USA filed a motion in federal court …

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New Mexico Judge To Decide $14 Million ‘Lizard Man’ Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/15/288383.htm Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:55:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=288383 A federal judge says he will render a verdict as soon as possible in the $14 million wrongful death suit filed by the family of a samurai sword-wielding man shot and killed by a Las Cruces Police officer. The Las …

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New Mexico Jury Awards $58.5 Million In Tanker Accident http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/25/285949.htm Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:50:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285949 Jurors who wanted to send a message to the trucking industry awarded $58.5 million to the estate and family of a Carlsbad, N.M. man fatally injured in a 2010 accident when his vehicle collided with an oil industry tanker. The …

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Alcohol Discrimination Ruling Upheld In Montana Inmate’s Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/22/285757.htm Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:03:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285757 A state hearings officer has upheld a ruling that Blaine and Hill counties showed discriminatory indifference toward an 18-year-old inmate in the Hill County Detention Center who died in 2009 of acute alcohol withdrawal. The order by Department of Labor …

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Northern California Transit Approves Settlement Over Journalist Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/21/285399.htm Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:11:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285399 The widow of a veteran Oakland Tribune journalist who was struck and killed by a San Francisco Muni train four years ago has been awarded a $900,000 wrongful death settlement. The San Jose Mercury News reported the Municipal Transportation Agency’s …

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Proposed Settlement In New Mexico Smaller Than Jury Award http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/19/285127.htm Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:28:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285127 The family of an Iraq War veteran who was fatally shot by a police officer wanted to settle a lawsuit against the city of Albuquerque for $1 million before a judge ruled in February that the veteran was unlawfully killed. …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Idaho Filed On Behalf Of Marine http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/11/284189.htm Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:35:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=284189 A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the owners of a Meridian apartment building and its property management company after an 18-year-old Marine died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his girlfriend’s apartment last November. KTVB-TV reported attorneys filed the …

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Nursing Home Giant Guilty in California Wrongful Death Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/07/283954.htm Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:50:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=283954 A Sacramento Superior Court jury has returned verdicts of wrongful death and elder abuse against the nation’s largest assisted living company. The Sacramento Bee reported the trial now enters the punitive-damages phase for Emeritus Corp, a Seattle-based company with annual …

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California Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses To Do CPR http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/05/283608.htm Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:19:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=283608 A county official says a dispatcher followed general protocols when she pleaded with an independent living facility nurse to perform CPR on a woman who later died in California. The statement came Monday after the facility defended the nurse, saying …

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Family Of Man Shot By Police in Hawaii Files Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/27/282902.htm Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:52:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=282902 The family of a man shot to death by Kauai police a year ago in Hawaii has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department, Kauai County and the officer involved in the shooting. The suit was filed by the …

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Judge Leans Toward Letting Jackson Suit in California Continue http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/27/282898.htm Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:50:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=282898 A judge says she is inclined to allow a lawsuit by Michael Jackson’s mother against concert promoter AEG she claims is responsible for her son’s death to go to trial on a single claim. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos issued …

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Parents Of Dead Soldier Sue Diet Supplement Maker in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/19/281738.htm Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:05:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=281738 Parents of a soldier who died after taking a dietary supplement called Jack3d (pronounced `jacked’) have sued the makers and retailer for wrongful death in California. U-T San Diego reported Michael Sparling’s family sued Wednesday in San Diego. Sparling died …

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Court Rejects Appeal of Wasilla Homicide Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/12/280966.htm Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:00:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280966 The children of a woman killed by her husband at the home of a friend can’t collect damages from the homeowner because she engaged in a kiss and provocative dancing, Alaska Supreme Court ruled. The homeowner, who was shot and …

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