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Family of Illinois Mom Who Died After Child Birth Awarded $4M

The family of a woman who died in 2012 after giving birth to twins at a suburban Chicago hospital has been awarded $4 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The family of 36-year-old Evelyn Robinson contended in a lawsuit against …

Family of Teen Who Drowned in West Virginia Community Pool Awarded $1.75M

A judge in West Virginia has approved a $1.75 million settlement of a lawsuit filed in a teenager’s drowning at a municipal swimming pool. Media outlets report Harrison County Circuit Judge Chris McCarthy approved the settlement in the wrongful death …

$1.1M Settlement Reached Over Fatal Highway Crash in Connecticut

A $1.1 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit connected to a 2016 fatal highway crash in Windsor Locks, Conn. The Connecticut Law Tribune reports the family of Kevin Dutra agreed to the settlement last month with …

3rd Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion

A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. Julie Smith of McAlester, widow of Matthew Smith, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The widows of Roger Cunningham and Parker Waldridge, …

Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion Draws 2nd Wrongful Death Suit

A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. Betty Jo Cunningham of Seminole, Oklahoma, filed the lawsuit on March 9. Cunningham is the widow of Roger Cunningham, one …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed over Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in southeastern Oklahoma that killed five men — three from Oklahoma, one from Texas and one from Colorado. The lawsuit by Dianna Waldridge, the widow of 60-year-old …

Illinois Court Slashes Jury Award by $15M in Medical Malpractice Case

An Illinois jury’s medical malpractice award has been slashed by $15 million because the injured woman died the day before the 2015 trial verdict. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports Illinois’ 1st District Appellate Court reduced the award from $22 …

Estate of Ohio Policeman Who Died in Crash Sues Motorcycle Makers

Two motorcycle manufacturers and their trainers are accused of negligence in a lawsuit over the death of a central Ohio police officer. Sean Johnson lost control of his motorcycle during an on-duty training ride with fellow officers from Hilliard and …

Florida City Settles Wrongful Death Suit at Zombicon Festival for $40K

A Florida city has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for a mass-shooting at a Zombie-themed festival. The News-Press reports that the Fort Myers City Council passed the settlement for 20-year-old Expavious Taylor’s estate without comment …

Family of New Jersey Train Crash Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into a station last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the agency. Fabiola Bittar de Kroon’s family is seeking unspecified compensatory damages in …