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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 …

Wrongful Death Suit Alleges Gas Utility’s Neglect Led to Kentucky House Explosion

The deaths of three people in a Kentucky home explosion are the fault of a utility company that failed to respond adequately to concerns about the smell of gas, relatives of the explosion victims say in a lawsuit. The Nov. …

Connecticut City to Pay $5M to Settle Lawsuit Over Fatal School Stabbing

A Connecticut city will pay $5 million to the family of a teenage girl stabbed to death at her high school to settle a lawsuit alleging the district did not properly respond to threats posed by the killer, attorneys for …

Family of Teen Who Died Trapped in Car Sues Cincinnati Over 911 Response

The family of a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a vehicle after a failed response to his two heartrending 911 calls has sued the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. The wrongful death lawsuit filed in Hamilton County charges the city, …

Settlements with Ohio Hospital System Reach Nearly $4.5M in Painkiller Deaths Case

An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. At least 29 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed …

OSHA Proposes Nearly $1.8M in Fines After Roofer’s Death in Maine

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed nearly $1.8 million in fines for a Maine roofing contractor after an employee died in December. An OSHA spokesman told the Portland Press Herald that the fine against Shawn Purvis is …

Family of Maine Roofer Who Fell Files $2.5M Wrongful-Death Suit

The family of a Maine roofer who died in a fall has filed a $2.5 million wrongful-death suit against his employer. The Portland Press Herald reports that Alan Loignon’s family says Saco-based contractor, 44-year-old Shawn D. Purvis, discouraged the use …

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 …

Family of Massachusetts Woman Killed by Manhole Cover Files Lawsuit

The family of a Massachusetts woman killed on her way to work when a 200-pound manhole cover flew up and crashed through her vehicle’s windshield has sued the state Transportation Department and two contractors. The wrongful death suit filed by …

Widow of Wyoming Train Crash Victim Files Wrongful Death Suit against Union Pacific

The widow of a Union Pacific engineer who died in a train crash in southern Wyoming has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Jason Martinez’s widow, Sheila Martinez, claims the company was negligent …