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Family of Man Shot by Georgia Trooper to Sue State for Money

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Relatives of man who was shot to death by a Georgia state trooper now charged with murder plan to sue the state for wrongful death. Lawyers for family members of Julian Lewis filed notice Monday in federal …

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Naya Rivera’s Drowning

VENTURA, Calif. — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the drowning of “Glee” actor Naya Rivera, who died this summer while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California lake. The suit, filed Tuesday, blames Ventura County and …

Appeals Panel Rejects Suit Over Abandoned Mine Shaft Death

DENVER — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an …

Parents File Second Lawsuit Over University of Utah Student’s Shooting Death

The parents of a University of Utah student who was shot and killed on campus in 2018 has filed another lawsuit against the school In the lawsuit, Jill and Matt McCluskey allege the university violated the state constitution by dismissing …

Estate of Walmart Worker 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 …

Family Files Lawsuit Over Deadly New Mexico School Shooting

FARMINGTON, N.M. — The family of a New Mexico student who was killed when a gunman opened fire inside Aztec High School in 2017 is suing the school district and police, saying more could have been done to prevent the …

Car Crash Death Caused by Donkey in Road Could Cost Mississippi Woman $2 Million

A Mississippi woman whose loose donkey caused a fatal car crash has been ordered to pay more than $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit last month. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports K.K. Henderson Kent was sued by Sandra Santos, whose …

Boeing Sued by Passenger Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Boeing Co. was sued on behalf of a passenger killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight over claims that its 737 Max 8 isn’t safely designed, deepening the legal and political woes the planemaker faces. The Chicago-based company …

Suit: Weather Channel’s Reckless ‘Storm Wranglers’ Caused Deadly Crash

Photo courtesy of Robert A. Ball The mother of a Texas man who was killed when his vehicle collided with an SUV driven by a storm-chasing television crew has filed a $125 million lawsuit against The Weather Channel. The suit …

Ohio Doctor, Hospital Facing 15th Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A 15th wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio hospital system and a now-fired intensive care doctor who’s under investigation for ordering possibly fatal pain medication doses for dozens of patients. Many of the lawsuits allege patients in the …