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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 …

Texas Officer, City Sued by Family of Black Woman Shot Through Window

Family members of a Black woman who was killed when a white police officer fired through a window of her mother’s Texas home have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the city. The federal lawsuit was filed …

Private Jail Company Sued over Texas Woman’s Death

The family of a woman who died after being held in an East Texas jail last year has filed a lawsuit against the company that runs the facility, claiming its staff neglected her care and ignored her pleas for help …

Court Revives Civil Suit Against Ohio Cops Over Fatal Shooting of Black Man

A federal appeals court reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against two police officers in Ohio’s capital city over the 2016 shooting of a Black man by undercover officers. In a ruling issued Sept. 8, a three-judge panel of the 6th …

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 …

Judge to Schedule Trial in Delaware Day Care Death Lawsuit

A Delaware couple who filed a wrongful death lawsuit after their infant son died at a home day care center has lost a bid to have a judge rule in their favor without a trial. Carlita and Charles Laws argued …

Journalist’s Spouse Sues Aircraft Owners, Insurers Over Deadly Louisiana Crash

The husband of a broadcast journalist who was killed in a Louisiana plane crash along with four others has filed a lawsuit against the aircraft’s owners and insurers, as well as the pilot’s estate. Steven Ensminger Jr., the son of …

Family of New Jersey Teacher Killed in School Bus Crash Files Lawsuit

The family of a New Jersey teacher who died when the school bus she was riding crashed into a dump truck has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both drivers, as well as local and state officials. Social studies teacher …

Meat Giant Sued for Worker’s Covid-19 Death in Philadelphia

The family of a beef plant worker who died because of the coronavirus has brought a wrongful death lawsuit in a Philadelphia court against JBS SA, the world’s biggest meat company. Ferdinand Benjamin filed the suit on Thursday after his …

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 …