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PennDOT Sued over Ditch at Issue in Fatal Motorcycle Wreck

Pennsylvania’s transportation agency dug a ditch and didn’t tell anyone, and it cost a motorcyclist her life, the victim’s family says in a new civil lawsuit. Leslie Gingrich, a mother of three who was training to get her commercial driver’s …

Judge Dismisses FedEx from Indianapolis Shooting Lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed FedEx from a lawsuit filed by relatives of five of the eight people who were fatally shot last year at an Indianapolis warehouse by a former employee of the shipping giant. U.S. …

Jury Awards $77M in Suit Against Addiction Treatment Center

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Carusillo died when he was hit by multiple vehicles on a Georgia interstate, just days after he was abruptly discharged from an addiction treatment center. Now his parents hope a substantial jury verdict in their favor …

Bill Paxton Family Settles Lawsuit with Hospital over Death

The family of the late actor Bill Paxton has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed his heart surgery shortly before he died in 2017, according to a court filing …

Gabby Petito’s Family Files Claim Alleging Police Failed Her

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gabby Petito’s family on Monday notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers investigated a …

NY Gov. Hochul Mulls Bill that Would Expand Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

As New York Gov. Kathy Hochul mulls whether to sign legislation that will expand the types of damages that could be won in wrongful deaths cases, businesses including insurers are warning the change could mean higher liability insurance costs in …

Miami Jury Returns $95M Verdict Against Bar that Served Drunken Driver

A Miami-Dade jury has returned one of the largest verdicts ever in an automobile accident, awarding $95 million in damages plus attorneys’ fees to a South Florida family whose daughter was killed and whose son was catastrophically injured by a …

Judge Approves $1B+ Deal in Deadly Florida Condo Collapse

MIAMI (AP) — A judge gave final approval Thursday to a settlement topping $1 billion for victims of the collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building that killed 98 people, one of the deadliest building failures in U.S. history. The …

Lawsuit Filed Over Plane Crash that Killed 8 Off of NC Coast

The families of four people — including three teens — who died in a February plane crash off the North Carolina coast are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot, who also died. The suit claims …

Insurer Must Defend Against Lawsuit Over Drug Overdose, Despite Exclusion

An insurer must defend its policyholders against a lawsuit that alleges their drug-dealer son caused the overdose death of a house guest while they were away, a Pennsylvania appellate court ruled. A three-judge panel with the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled …