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Mother Whose Son Drowned After Drinking Alcohol at Game Sues TD Garden

The mother of a Massachusetts man who drowned in the Charles River after drinking alcohol at a Boston Celtics game is suing TD Garden and its parent company for unspecified damages. Lori Kelleher filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday alleging …

Last Lawsuit in Virginia Boy’s Septic Tank Drowning Settled

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the drowning of a five-year-old Virginia boy in a septic tank has been settled with a $200,000 insurance payment to his parents and sister. The Roanoke Times reports the order entered Wednesday …

Father Sues Over Son’s Drowning on School Field Trip in Maine

The father of a 13-year-old boy who drowned on a field trip to a Maine state park is suing the state and the city of Lewiston in federal court. The Sun Journal newspaper reports that the lawsuit filed by Ali …

Virginia Man Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Son for Insurance

A Virginia man convicted of murdering his 15-month-old-son to collect on life insurance was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Joaquin Rams of Manassas, Va., was convicted earlier this year in the 2012 death of his son Prince. …

Trial Concludes for Virginia Man Accused of Killing Son for Insurance

Joaquin Rams is either a father unjustly accused in the tragic, unexplained death of his 1-year-old son, or he is the most cold-blooded of murderers who snuffed the life from his boy to collect half a million dollars in life …

New Jersey Beach Town Fights Drowning Death Lawsuit

A beach town is using blunt legal arguments to resist a demand that it permanently close a section of beach where a man plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet. North Wildwood acknowledges …

New Jersey Town Says It’s Not to Blame in Beach Collapse Death

A beach town being sued for the drowning death of a man swept out to sea when the sand collapsed underneath him says it is immune from such lawsuits due to a state law governing unimproved public property. North Wildwood …

Nebraska School Faces $1M Lawsuit Over Boy’s Drowning

The family of a 12-year-old boy who drowned at an Omaha, Neb., school last fall is seeking $1 million from the district. The Omaha World-Herald reports that James Martin Davis submitted a claim to Omaha Public Schools on behalf of …