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Wrongful Death Suit Filed in California Over Naya Rivera’s Drowning

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake. The suit blames Ventura County and managers of Lake Piru for …

Lawsuit Filed Against Montana Nursing Home for Negligence in Virus Deaths

A long-term care facility in Montana has been sued after health officials said its staff was negligent and allowed the coronavirus to spread through the facility in Whitefish earlier this year. The lawsuit has been filed by the estates of …

Family of Man Killed in Southern California Allege Wrongful Death

The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy last month filed a wrongful death claim Tuesday against the county. Kurt Andras Reinhold was killed Sept. 23 in the oceanside city of San …

Charges May be Brought in California Boat Fire That Killed 34

Nine days after the scuba boat Conception went down in flames with 34 people trapped below deck in one of the deadliest disasters in California maritime history, a federal grand jury began looking into whether a crime had been committed. …

Mother of Unarmed Man Shot in Wyoming Files Lawsuit

The mother of an unarmed Wyoming man killed by a sheriff’s deputy after a traffic stop has filed a lawsuit alleging excessive use of force and failures in hiring and training the deputy. Debra Hinkel filed suit Tuesday in U.S. …

Family of Teen Killed Near Washington Protest Zone Files $3B Claims

The father of a 19-year-old Seattle man shot and killed in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone has filed wrongful death claims totaling $3 billion, seeking $1 billion each from the city of Seattle, King County and the state of …

Employers Face Increase In COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits

As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, so too does the number of lawsuits filed against employers. Recently, an increasing number of families of employees who died from COVID-19 have asserted wrongful death actions against employers for failing to …

Appeals Panel Rejects Suit over Abandoned Mine Shaft Death in Colorado

A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an abandoned mine …

Family of Slain Man Sues Illinois Bar Where He Was Stabbed

The family of a man who was stabbed to death in February outside of a Chicago bar is suing the bar and the man charged in the killing, claiming the slain man was targeted because he was gay and is …

Family of Teen Who Died at Washington University Fraternity Files Lawsuit

In his first semester at Washington State University, Sam Martinez witnessed or took part in several activities that his family says was a pattern of hazing at Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), the fraternity he hoped to join. Pledges were quizzed …