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Insurer’s Controlled Substance Exclusion Didn’t Relieve Obligation to Defend Methadone Intoxication Death Case

The Illinois Court of Appeals recently considered whether an insurance company was obligated to defend its insured in a wrongful death claim involving methadone intoxication notwithstanding the fact that the insurer’s homeowner policy contained a controlled substance exclusion. In Skolnik …

Parents of Woman Killed on San Francisco Pier by Illegal Immigrant File Claims

The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for their daughter’s death, legal experts say. The parents of …

Lawsuits Settled Over Minnesota B&B Fire That Killed 6

Wrongful death lawsuits have been settled over a New Ulm, Minn., bed and breakfast fire that killed six people last year. A Brown County judge approved a request Monday to keep the settlement amounts and allocations confidential. The fire at …

Kansas Sheriff Gets Wrongful Death Claim

Relatives of a Kansas man who committed suicide at the Sedgwick County Jail have filed a wrongful death claim against Sheriff Robert Hinshaw. The family of Jonathan Haehn is seeking $250,000 in damages in the wrongful death claim, which is …

Property Owner to Pay $1M in Florida Woman’s Death

The family of a Florida woman killed in a drug-related shooting will receive $1 million from the property owner for a wrongful death claim. The Florida Times Union reported Tuesday that 19-year-old Danielle Melton’s twin toddlers are among her beneficiaries …

Family of Slain Arizona Border Agent Files $25M Claim

The family of a slain U.S. Border Patrol agent filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the federal government on Wednesday. The 65-page document that’s a precursor to a lawsuit was filed in Phoenix and claims Brian Terry was …