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New Mexico Man’s Body Mutilated to Fit in Coffin, Lawsuit Charges

A New Mexico funeral home broke the legs of the body of a tall man so he could fit into a smaller coffin, a new lawsuit said. The family of Dakota Powell filed last week a lawsuit in state district …

Court Tosses $47M Arizona Lawsuit in Cross-Median Crash

A state appellate court has overturned rulings by a trial court and dismissed a lawsuit stemming from a cross-median crash that killed two women on Interstate 10 in southern Arizona in 2008. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled last week …

$1.4M to Mother of Homeless Man Killed by Police in California

A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $1.4 million to the mother of a homeless man killed by police after they found him in a residential neighborhood with a gun in his hand. The April 23 vote …

Washington State Officer Files $10M Claim in Wrongful Termination

A former sheriff’s department security officer in Washington state entered negotiations with county officials over a $10 million wrongful termination claim. Eric Salverda worked in the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office security department for 20 years before filing a claim against …

Parents of UConn Student Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1M

The parents of a University of Connecticut student who was run over and killed by a campus fire department truck in 2016 have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the state and other defendants for about $1 million, according to …

Woman Run Over While Sleeping on Sidewalk in Oregon Sues for $450K

A woman who was sleeping on a Portland, Ore. sidewalk when she was run over by a truck operated by a homelessness nonprofit organization has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against the driver. Daphne Taylor is suing driver Warren Schaupp as …

Families Sue Helicopter Company in California in Kobe Bryant Crash

Family members of four passengers killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter have joined the NBA star’s widow in filing wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned and operated the aircraft. The suits on behalf …

Five Sue Driver of Trash Truck Struck by GOP Train in 2018

Two years after a train carrying Republican members of Congress collided with a garbage truck, five passengers have filed lawsuits against the driver, trash company and train conductor. Dana Naylor Jr., 32, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter after a trial …

Court Revives Lawsuit Over Runaway Golf Cart Injury in New Jersey

A state appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a golfer who suffered a serious leg injury when he was hit by a cart driven by another golfer. Thomas McKeown claimed Philip Capavanni shouldn’t have let his 82-year-old father-in-law …

Father Sues Oregon Wedding Venue over Daughter’s Death

A man whose daughter died after she jumped or fell from a moving car is suing an Oregon wedding venue for overserving alcohol to the woman’s mother, who was driving at the time of the incident, according to a lawsuit …