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Judge Limits Wrongful Death Lawsuit to Oregon Police

A federal judge says a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the fatal shooting of a man who helped lead the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge can proceed against Oregon State Police, but allegations against other federal, state and …

Wrongful Death Suit in California Claims Guard Kept Knee on Man’s Neck

The parents of a California man who died while being detained on suspicion of trespassing at Sacramento’s basketball arena has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging a security guard kept his knee on the man’s neck for more than four …

Parents Sue After Son Fatally Shot in Alaska

The parents of a man who died after being shot by a Juneau police officer in December sued the officer, city and others, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations. Kevin and Virginia Stephens, parents of Kelly Michael Stephens, want …

Family of Man Killed During Washington Traffic Stop Files $25M Claim

The family of a North Carolina man killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Washington state filed a $28 million wrongful-death claim. The family of 26-year-old Said Joquin filed the claim against the city of Lakewood, its …

Smoke Inhalation Killed 34 in California Dive Boat Fire, Coroner Says

Coroner’s reports for the 34 victims who died in a scuba boat fire off the Southern California coast last year show they died of carbon monoxide poisoning before they were burned, authorities said Thursday. All thirty-three scuba divers and one …

Fatal Teen Shooting in Washington Settled For $2.25M

King County in Washington has agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit for $2.25 million, an apology and a sheriff’s promise to pursue a new policy to be named after the teenage victim of a fatal police shooting. The settlement …

$1.4M to Mother of Homeless Man Killed by Police in California

A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $1.4 million to the mother of a homeless man killed by police after they found him in a residential neighborhood with a gun in his hand. The April 23 vote …

Lawsuit Says Oregon Restaurant Served Man Fatal Enchilada Meal

A $2.5 million wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Bend, Ore. restaurant says a man died of salmonella after eating tainted chicken enchilada meals. The lawsuit was filed this week in Deschutes County Circuit Court against El Rodeo restaurant by …

Pennsylvania Court Voids $10M Payout in Fatal Spinal Surgery Case

A $10 million award allotted in the death of a Pennsylvania woman following a spinal surgery was voided after the court determined the amount is not in line with others granted in similar medical malpractice cases. The state ordered a …

Estate of Walmart Employee Who Died From COVID-19 Sues for Wrongful Death

The family of a Walmart Inc. employee in Illinois who died after contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has filed a lawsuit accusing the retail giant of failing to adequately screen and protect workers. The lawsuit filed …