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Settlement Awards $3M to Family of Man who Died in Custody

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The family of a Black man who yelled that he couldn’t breathe before he died in a North Carolina jail in 2019 has reached a $3 million settlement in its wrongful-death lawsuit, according to court documents …

Musk’s Sensitive Side Emerges in Emails With Crash Victim’s Dad

Billionaire Elon Musk is known for many things — like his revolutionary ideas, brash management style and controversial tweets. Being a man of empathy is not among them. But buried in court records, a gentler, grieving father has emerged. In …

2 Louisiana Women Sue Over Fatal Salt Mine Collapse

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) –Two women have sued the operator of a Louisiana salt mine where a roof collapse killed their husbands a year ago. Genee Romero and Alexandra Patin said in nearly identical lawsuits that Cargill Inc. officials and …

Officer Resigns and Receives Payout After Fatal Traffic Stop

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut police officer, who shot and killed an 18-year-old motorist during a traffic stop, received a $100,000 payout from Wethersfield’s municipal insurer when he resigned from the department, according to documents obtained by the …

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Guard Kept Knee on Man’s Neck

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — 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 …

Kentucky Bar, Security Guard, Police Sued Over Man’s Death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Kentucky bar, where a man died after an altercation with a security guard. Christopher McKinney’s widower, Nick Clark, filed the suit against Nowhere Bar, in Louisville, claiming the …

Daughter of Worker Killed in Texas Oil Well Blast Sues Chesapeake Energy, Other Firms

Chesapeake Energy Corp. and three oilfield service firms were sued by the daughter of a worker who suffered fatal injuries when a Texas oil well exploded in flames in late January. The wrongful death suit seeks at least $1 million …

Idaho Supreme Court Sides with Family of Worker Killed

The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling allowing the family of a Caldwell worker who died on the job to sue the employer for wrongful death. Generally workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for employees who are killed …

Tesla’s Futuristic Door Handles Blamed for Death in Fiery Wreck

The futuristic door handles on Tesla Inc.’s Model S are being blamed for a fatal crash in which a police officer was unable to pull a man to safety from his burning car. Omar Awan, a 48-year-old anesthesiologist, was driving …

Family of Slain Wisconsin Woman Sues Employer

The family of a Madison woman who was fatally shot by her co-worker is suing the grocery store where she worked for allegedly knowing about her killer’s behavior of harassing female employees and failing to protect her. Caroline Nosal’s family …