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Lawsuits Involving Simultaneous Civil & Criminal Allegations

One of the most important things to understand about personal injury cases is that the same defendant can face a civil trial and a criminal trial at the same time as two distinct cases. The civil and ...

Tobacco Company to Pay Widow Billion Dollar Settlement

A widow has been awarded $23.6 billion from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as an Escambia County jury found them responsible for her husband dying of lung cancer, as reported by the Pensacola News ...

Lawsuit: Patriarch Killed and 3 Family Members Injured in Hot Air Balloon Crash

The family of a man that died in a hot air balloon crash in 2013 in Switzerland has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles seeking $53.8 million in damages, as reported by the Malibu Times and other media ...

Suit Seeks Answers to Young Man's Death in Chevron Gas Explosion

The Department of Environmental Protection (DPA) and the parents of a young man who was killed in a gas well explosion are working on getting the information they need from Chevron Appalachia, LLC in ...

Concealed Quality Control Issues at Crux of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit, filed on behalf of the parents of a baby that died after taking Infant's Tylenol, has the drug's ignored quality control issues on their side and the statute of ...

Family Settles Suit in Connection with Accidental Shooting

As the parents of a young boy that was killed in an accidental shooting headed to court, the father of the boy that fired the fatal bullet offered a monetary settlement of $400,000 and the wrongful ...

Police Dept. Sued for Taser Death of Unarmed Man

The family of a unarmed man that died of a heart attack following a Taser jolt to his chest has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Vermont State Police, as the lethal shot was fired by one of ...

Popular Florida DJ Sued for Turning on Boat Engines That Killed Bodyguard

The family of a young man that was killed while trying to remove a boat from a sandbar has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a radio DJ that not only asked for the man's help, but also failed ...

Singer Gregg Allman, and Other "Midnight Rider" Filmmakers, Sued for Death of Crew Member

The makers of the movie "Midnight Rider," based on the life of Gregg Allman, have been named, along with Allman, for the wrongful death of a camera assistant that was struck by a freight ...

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Man That Drowned in Obstacle Race

Tough Mudder LLC, an organizer of obstacle challenge races, has been named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit by a mother whose son drowned in an April 2013 West Virginia race, as reported by ...

Husband Found Liable for Actions Causing Wife's Death

Two half sisters will be the beneficiaries of an $8 million wrongful death lawsuit award, in regards to the death of their mother S.R., as a jury found their mother's husband responsible, as ...

Parents Sue Railroad and Fraternity For Son's Death in Rail Yard

According to the Bakken Today and other media outlets, the parents of a 20-year old business student who was killed in a rail yard following a drinking party with fellow students, has filed a wrongful ...

Man Faces Wrongful Death Suit After Shooting Friend During Domestic Dispute

Though a man has claimed that he inadvertently killed his best friend in an accidental shooting, a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the victim's family naming him as the defendant, as ...

The Family of a Deceased Fraternity Pledge Sues School for Hazing Practices

High Point University has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit as a defendant for allowing a fraternity's "extreme and outrageous conduct" result in the hazing death of a pledge in ...

Owner of Rest Area, That Allowed Driver to Live There and Drink, Sued for Death

After an off-duty firefighter was killed in a DUI-fueled crash, his family learnt that the man that caused the crash was allowed to reside, and openly drink alcohol, in a rest area located near the ...

City Insurance Will Pay 300K to Family of Woman Killed by Policeman

The family of a woman that was shot through the window of car as she attempted to flee from a policeman, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city of Culpeper for $300,000, as reported by the ...

Teen with Known Seizure Disorder Died in Juvenile Group Home Facility

The Tennessean has reported that the Department of Child Services has been ordered to pay $250,000 for their responsibility in the death of a teen that was in a state detention center at the time of ...

Man Dies Following Lengthy Police Search, City Sued for $3 Million

The family of a man that died while in police custody, after having been put through an hours-long search of his home, has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the city of El Centro, as reported by the ...

Military Contractor Ordered to Pay $6.65 Million Due to Employee Mistake Causing Death

The family of a man that was killed while working at the Al-Mubarak Air Base in Kuwait, has been awarded 6.65 million from the military contractor, CAV International, Inc., as the contractor's ...

Lawyer Dies When Two Defibrillators Failed in Aspen Health Club

A widower has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in which she claims that her husband needn't have died if the gym he was exercising in had at least one of their two defibrillators working properly ...

Woman Assaulted in State Run Institution, Dies of Complications

The family of a New Jersey woman that died after being assaulted by her cottage mate, while living in a state institution for people with developmental disabilities, has declared their intention to ...

Ex-Wife Sued for Former Husband's Shooting Death

An ex-wife that sought out her murdered ex-husband's life insurance, military benefits and social security, has been named as the sole defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of his ...

Damages Awarded after Inmate's Beating Led to Paralysis, Death

Following a Lake County Jail inmate's beating, paralysis and ultimate death, his family filed a wrongful death lawsuit that has now resulted in a $1.95 million award, as reported by the Daily ...

Mom Sues Security Company for Neglectfully Removing Son from Hospital

The Courthouse News Service has reported that the mother of a man that died before a hospital's security staff put him into a Taxi to send him home, or died sometime during the trip, is suing the ...

Damages to be Awarded to Parents of Two Children Killed by UPS Truck Driver

A lawsuit has been settled and unspecified damages will be awarded to the parents of two young children that were killed when a UPS truck collided with the vehicle they were riding in, according to ...
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