Wrongful Death. Legal news and articles for September 8 - 14, 2011

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in fatal Anderson County wreck$975000 settles Lombard woman's wrongful death suitGynecologist Appeals "Wrongful Death" VerdictFamilies file wrongful death suitWidow faces wrongful-death suit as Arturo Gatti legal plot thickensDrug Swallower Wrongful Death Lawsuit Leads to $1.3 Million SettlementCounty settles wrongful death suit; claim against EPD, sheriff's office stems ...September 11 lawyers reflect on decade of legal twistsHPD widow's suit against city revivedFamily sues company over Acreage man's cancer deathHusband, child of hate crime victim shut out by Mississippi lawsAgee, Hunt named in wrongful death suitWrongful death case filed in Las Vegas police slayingFamily Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Metro PoliceWrongful death civil suit against acquitted murder suspect Michael Sobers ends ...

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Jury deliberating in wrongful death trial of Immokalee civic leader
Naples Daily NewsSeptember 2, 2011

Closing arguments began Friday morning in the wrongful death trial of a 61-year-old Immokalee civic leader who died six days after heart surgery in 2004. The three daughters of Edward "Ski" Olesky, 69, friends, and hospital employees who came in ...more »

Neglect charges await mother of boy killed in junkyard
Milwaukee Journal SentinelSeptember 5, 2011

A woman considering a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Milwaukee junkyard where her son was shot to death while stealing scrap metal is wanted by authorities in Dane County, where she is charged with grossly ...more »

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in fatal Anderson County wreck
Knoxville News SentinelSeptember 14, 2011

CLINTON — A $2.6 million wrongful death lawsuit filed in Anderson County Circuit Court alleges that the driver of a dump truck loaded with coal had parked the vehicle in the road and had been talking with someone just before a Caryville, ...more »

$975000 settles Lombard woman's wrongful death suit
Chicago Daily HeraldSeptember 13, 2011

Jane Heflin of Lombard will receive a $975000 settlement for a wrongful death lawsuit she filed against a Chicago property management company after the 2008 death of her son, a Cook County judge ruled. Heflin's son, Sean Heflin, ...more »

Gynecologist Appeals "Wrongful Death" Verdict
Hetq OnlineSeptember 13, 2011

Fourman Madoyan, the 69 year-old gynecologistwho was sentenced on August 2 to 3 years and six months for the “wrongful death” of a woman last year, has applied to the Court of Appeals to get the verdict overruled. The lower court also barred Madoyan ...more »

Families file wrongful death suit
LubbockOnline.comSeptember 13, 2011

By Robin Pyle Days before the two-year anniversary of their disappearance, the families of two Lubbock women have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man they believe is responsible. Harrelson's body was found 11 days later in a ditch just ...more »

Widow faces wrongful-death suit as Arturo Gatti legal plot thickens
Globe and MailSeptember 12, 2011

A New Jersey lawyer acting on behalf of Arturo Gatti's daughter has filed a wrongful- death lawsuit against the widow of the dead Canadian boxer and obtained a temporary court order freezing his US estate. The lawsuit, filed in New Jersey's Middlesex ...more »

Drug Swallower Wrongful Death Lawsuit Leads to $1.3 Million Settlement
Accident Injury Lawyer (blog)September 12, 2011

The City of Chicago has reached a settlement of $1.3 million settlement in a lawsuit filed over the death of a man who swallowed a bag of drugs during an arrest. Cue the tort reformers narrative: man swallows drugs on purpose and sues the city. ...more »

County settles wrongful death suit; claim against EPD, sheriff's office stems ...
Times-StandardSeptember 10, 2011

On the eve of a wrongful death lawsuit slated to begin Monday, brought on behalf of the daughter of a man who died in Humboldt County Sheriff's Office custody in 2007, the county has settled out of court. Martin Frederick Cotton II died Aug. ...more »

September 11 lawyers reflect on decade of legal twists
ReutersSeptember 10, 2011

For Cannata, like many of the lawyers involved in September 11 litigation, the legal work cannot be separated from the emotional experiences of that day, and of the months and years after. "It was a very traumatic thing for everyone," Cannata said, ...more »

HPD widow's suit against city revived
Houston ChronicleSeptember 10, 2011

Joslyn Johnson has filed four lawsuits since her husband's death, including a 2008 wrongful death claim against the city. In 2009, she filed the civil rights lawsuit against the Houston Police Department and the city seeking to reverse its revised ...more »

Family sues company over Acreage man's cancer death
WPTVSeptember 9, 2011

An attorney filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday afternoon in the case of Joey Baratta. He passed away in September of 2009 due to brain cancer. Baratta's family is claiming Pratt & Whitney is responsible for contaminating the soil and groundwater ...more »

Husband, child of hate crime victim shut out by Mississippi laws
LGBTQ NationSeptember 9, 2011

A Mississippi man will not be allowed to take part in a wrongful death lawsuit of his longtime partner, because the state does not recognize their same-sex relationship. On June 26, a group of white teens beat and then ran James ...more »

Agee, Hunt named in wrongful death suit
Franklin News PostSeptember 9, 2011

A $20 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the estate of Jennifer Agee against her ex-husband, Jonathan Agee, and Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt alleging that their actions contributed to her death on May ...more »

Wrongful death case filed in Las Vegas police slaying
KTNV Las VegasSeptember 9, 2011

This time, the mother of a young man who was shot and killed by officers this past July is suing the entire police department for wrongful death and what she alleges were violations of his civil rights. It's been six weeks since Alma Chavez witnessed ...more »

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Metro Police
KLAS-TVSeptember 8, 2011

The family of Rafael Alonso Olivas filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit Thursday. Olivas' mother Alma Chavez is seeking $9 million from the two officers involved, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and the department. ...more »

Wrongful death civil suit against acquitted murder suspect Michael Sobers ends ...
MassLive.comSeptember 8, 2011

Silver, in the wrongful death suit she filed in 2008 as administrator of Barber's estate, asked for $5 million from Sobers.. The suit said the estate was entitled to the money for “expected income, service, protection, care, assistance, society, ...more »

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