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Texas Supreme Court: Family Can Sue City for Man’s Wrongful Death

The family of a Fort Worth man who died after they say officers needlessly choked, kicked and shot with a stun gun during a 2013 drug raid can proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit against two officers and the city, …

Settlement Reached in New York Kayak Drowning Case

A lawsuit settlement has been reached in a New York kayak drowning after the victim’s fiancee served prison time for criminally negligent homicide. The family of Vincent Viafore had filed a wrongful death lawsuit to prevent Angelika Graswald from collecting …

Families of Pilots File Wrongful Death Suit in 2016 Arizona Helicopter Crash

The families of two pilots who died in a 2016 helicopter crash in western Arizona have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California-based manufacturer of the aircraft. The suit filed last Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges …

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 …