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Mass Killings Database: Workplace Shootings Remain Rare

The mass shooting at a brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was the 13th in the U.S. since 2006. Workplace mass shootings remain a rare event but there are some trends among who carries them out and why. The Associated Press/USA TODAY/Northeastern …

Subrogating Against Suicide

Your insured’s eighteen-wheeler is struck head-on by another vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, resulting in significant medical expenses to your insured driver and a passenger, as well as considerable property damage to your insured’s vehicle. The tortfeasor …

Philadelphia Building Inspector Kills Self After Deadly Collapse

A veteran Philadelphia building inspector who apparently committed suicide had inspected the site of a deadly building collapse twice in February and an adjacent, related project in mid-May. The June 5 collapse killed six people when a four-story building tumbled …

Man Dies After Being Convicted in Arizona Arson Case

A man collapsed in court and died after being convicted Thursday of deliberately burning down his $3.5 million Phoenix, Ariz., mansion. Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies said they were investigating whether Michael Marin put something in his mouth that led to …

Louisiana Officer in Federal Insurance Fraud Probe Found Dead

The St. Tammany Parish coroner ruled that the death of a New Orleans police officer under investigation by the FBI was a suicide. Officer Salvadore Battaglia’s body was found in his house on the night of Feb. 7. Dr. Peter …

New Jersey Judge Tosses Suit by Boxer Gatti’s Daughter

The mother of late boxer Arturo Gatti’s daughter can’t sue his widow for wrongful death in New Jersey, a judge ruled in dismissing the lawsuit Friday. Erika Rivera, a central New Jersey resident, filed the lawsuit last fall on behalf …

Lawsuit Claims VA Negligent in Tennessee Veteran’s Suicide

The widow of an Iraq war veteran from Tennessee claims in a lawsuit that the Veterans Affairs was negligent in failing to diagnose and treat his post-traumatic stress disorder before he committed suicide in 2008. The suit filed Tuesday in …

Oregon Family Blames City for Firefighter’s Suicide

The family of a firefighter who committed suicide after being asked to resign has sued the city of Salem and alleged the city should have been more responsive to his mental health issues. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the representatives …