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Family of Unarmed Man Killed by Washington Police Settles for $13M

The city of Lakewood, Wash., its police chief and two officers have agreed to pay $13 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was killed four years ago as he clutched his 4-year-old son following a four-hour …

Mass. SJC Says Hospital Does Not Have Duty of Care in Former Patient’s Stabbing Suit

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Steward Carney Hospital does not have a duty of care after a patient released from an involuntary psychiatric commitment fatally stabbed his neighbor. The court found the order of civil commitment to …

Family of Actor Bill Paxton Sues Hospital in California for Wrongful Death

The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor’s heart surgery shortly before he died. The suit filed against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon, used …

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Deadly Halloween Hayride in Maine

The family of a teenager who died in a hayride crash has settled a lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the Halloween attraction in 2014, the family lawyer said Wednesday. Money from the settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit …

O.J. Simpson Faces $58 Million Wrongful Death Damages After Release from Jail

O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison in October after nine years behind bars, but he is far from free of his financial woes. The 70-year-old football star, who won his release from a Nevada parole board on Thursday after …

Alaska Jury Deadlocked in Family’s Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

After more than three weeks, a Bethel Superior Court jury cannot decide whether or not a tobacco company misled an Alaska man about the harmful effects of smoking. KYUK-AM reported jury foreman Robert Sundown says jurors deadlocked over whether Philip …

New Jersey Woman Sues UMass Over Son’s Fatal Drug Overdose

The mother of a University of Massachusetts Amherst student who died of a heroin overdose has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the school and another student charged with selling her son the drugs. Francesca Sinacori’s suit seeks $5 million …

Massachusetts Town Settles with Family of Man Killed by Police for $3.75M

The town of Framingham, Mass., has reached a $3.75 million settlement with the family of a grandfather accidentally shot and killed by police during a 2011 drug raid. The town announced Wednesday that the settlement with the family of 68-year-old …

Trial over Spinal Bone Cement Death Begins in Washington

The physician who used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during a woman’s spinal surgery and the company that ran an illegal test market to promote the dangerous product should be held accountable for her death, a lawyer for the woman’s daughter …

Insurer to Pay $750K over Fatal Shooting in Texas County

A $750,000 settlement has been reached with relatives of an unarmed motorist fatally shot by an off-duty South Texas sheriff’s deputy. The family of Mathew Jackson has agreed to settle the civil lawsuit. The money will be paid by Bexar …