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Heavily Criticized Pennsylvania Veterans’ Home Sued Over COVID-19 Outbreak

A state-run veterans’ home in Pennsylvania heavily criticized for its handling of a coronavirus outbreak inside its walls drew a federal wrongful death lawsuit, filed by family members of five residents who died of COVID-19. The family members accuse Southeastern …

Small Businesses, Lacking Legal Immunity, Fear COVID-19 Liability Lawsuits

Plans for a lawsuit against a Maine venue that hosted what became a “superspreader” wedding reception underscore the liability risks to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic and an uphill push by Republicans in Congress to give such outfits legal …

Family of Pilot Killed Fighting California Wildfire Sues Aircraft Companies

The family of a veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed as he was dropping water over a California wildfire filed suit Wednesday against the companies that designed and maintained the aircraft. Michael Fournier of Rancho Cucamonga, California, …

California Dive Boat Captain Indicted in Fire That Killed 34

The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of the deadliest maritime …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in California Over Naya Rivera’s Drowning

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake. The suit blames Ventura County and managers of Lake Piru for …

Family of Arizona Man Killed in Police Shooting Files $950K Claim

The family of a Buckeye man who died in a shooting six months ago has filed a nearly $1 million notice of claim against the Buckeye Police Department and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The claim alleges that police officers and …

Suit Filed in California Says Scooters Rented by Uber, Segway Don’t Have Turn Signals

A class action lawsuit has been filed against several scooter rental companies, including Uber and Segway, because the scooters don’t have turn signals and the makers don’t warn consumers about that danger. The suit was filed on Thursday on behalf …

Tree on Power Line Apparent Start of Washington Fire

A tree that made contact with a power line apparently started a wildfire that burned dozens of homes in eastern Washington, according to a utility company. The fire burned the vast majority of homes in Malden and Pine City, including …

Widower Files Suit Over Woman’s Death from Falling Debris in Manhattan

A widower whose wife died when she was hit by falling debris on a Manhattan street filed a lawsuit against the building’s owner and the city, claiming negligence and wrongful death. The civil suit from Steven Tishman in connection to …

Mother of University of Iowa Student Who Died in Freezing Temps Sues

The mother of an 18-year-old University of Iowa student who froze to death in January 2019 is suing the school for negligence. Michael Belz, of Cedar Rapids, was caught outside of his residence hall on the night of Jan. 29, …