Wrongful Death. Legal news and articles for March 29 - 31, 2012

Families of Va. Tech massacre victims hold out for answersO'Loughlin death: Petition seeks federal probeFamily of girl killed in East Palo Alto crosswalk files wrongful death claims300-foot yacht 'arrested' in wrongful death caseFamily of man killed by deputy in Fla. Panhandle files wrongful death lawsuitWrongful Death as a Result of Medical MalpracticeLawsuits filed in ridge nursing home deathsAttorney for Trayvon Martin's family has record of pursuing wrongful death...Attorney for Trayvon Martin's family has record of pursuing wrongful death...Wrongful death lawsuit filed in relation to Perry Hospital mammogram caseLegal experts: Goodman wrongful death suit likely settled, no impact on ...Legal experts: Goodman wrongful death suit likely settled, no impact on ...Lawsuits filed in ridge nursing home deathsSettlement reached in jail death of former Stanislaus deputyAttorneys say new reports suggest wrongful conviction in 'Shaken Baby' case

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State to begin Va. Tech defense in shooting trial
The Seattle TimesMarch 12, 2012

The state is due to call its witnesses in a wrongful death trial brought by the families of two Virginia Tech students killed in the mass campus killings on April 16, 2007. By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article.more »

DC Council Bill Would Extend Time to File Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)March 12, 2012

New legislation before the District of Columbia Council would extend the statute of limitations to file wrongful death lawsuits in local courts from one year to two years after the person's death. The Wrongful Death Act of 2012 (PDF), introduced last ...more »

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Families of Va. Tech massacre victims hold out for answers
Washington PostMarch 31, 2012

Celeste and Grafton Peterson talk to the news media at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Christiansburg, Va., after a jury awarded them and the Prydes $4 million each in an eight-day civil trial in the wrongful death case brought against state of ...more »

O'Loughlin death: Petition seeks federal probe
The Westerly SunMarch 31, 2012

The petition coincides with a formal notice to the Town Council from the O'Loughlin family's lawyer that the town could soon face a wrongful death lawsuit. O'Loughlin, 34, of Mystic, died on June 9, about 16 hours after he was arrested by Westerly ...more »

Family of girl killed in East Palo Alto crosswalk files wrongful death claims
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 31, 2012

By Bonnie Eslinger The family of a 6-year-old girl struck and killed last year at an East Palo Alto crosswalk has filed three wrongful death claims that allege the city knew the intersection was dangerous but didn't do anything to ensure pedestrian ...more »

300-foot yacht 'arrested' in wrongful death case
KIRO SeattleMarch 30, 2012

US Marshals have seized a 300-foot yacht moored in Ballard's Salmon Bay, holding the vessel in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit. The boat was seized after the family of a woman who drowned while working on the vessel filed a lawsuit against the ...more »

Family of man killed by deputy in Fla. Panhandle files wrongful death lawsuit
The RepublicMarch 30, 2012

The family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a deputy in the Florida Panhandle has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed this week in US District Court in Pensacola by Jeffery Weekley's mother and daughter.more »

Wrongful Death as a Result of Medical Malpractice
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 30, 2012

These professionals have an obligation to provide life-saving care while doing no harm. Deviating from standards of care and acting carelessly can easily result in death in the healthcare field. If medical malpractice led to the death of a loved one, ...more »

Lawsuits filed in ridge nursing home deaths
Enterprise-RecordMarch 30, 2012

As causes of action, both complaints list negligence, violations of the health and safety code, and wrongful death. The first complaint states that on Jan. 12, 2011, Dey was admitted to Enloe Medical Center for treatment of an infection and kidney ...more »

Attorney for Trayvon Martin's family has record of pursuing wrongful death...
NewserMarch 30, 2012

Crump and his law partner, Daryl Parks, are Tallahassee-based personal injury attorneys who primarily handle wrongful death and negligence cases. But their everyday work often involves civil rights issues. "Daryl and Ben look at things in a broader ...more »

Attorney for Trayvon Martin's family has record of pursuing wrongful death...
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 30, 2012

Crump and his law partner, Daryl Parks, are Tallahassee-based personal injury attorneys who primarily handle wrongful death and negligence cases. But their everyday work often involves civil rights issues. "Daryl and Ben look at things in a broader ...more »

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in relation to Perry Hospital mammogram case
Macon Telegraph (blog)March 30, 2012

By BECKY PURSER — bpurser@macon.com WARNER ROBINS -- A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Bibb County Superior Court in relation to mammograms that were allegedly falsified at Perry Hospital. The lawsuit was filed Monday by the administrator of ...more »

Legal experts: Goodman wrongful death suit likely settled, no impact on ...
Sun-SentinelMarch 29, 2012

By Peter Franceschina, Sun Sentinel Following his criminal trial which resulted in a DUI-manslaughter conviction last week, Wellington polo mogul John Goodman was supposed to face a civil jury in a multimillion dollar wrongful-death suit filed by the ...more »

Legal experts: Goodman wrongful death suit likely settled, no impact on ...
Sun-SentinelMarch 29, 2012

Following his criminal trial which resulted in a DUI-manslaughter conviction last week, Wellington polo mogul John Goodman was supposed to face a civil jury in a multimillion-dollar wrongful-death suit filed by the parents of the young man he killed in ...more »

Lawsuits filed in ridge nursing home deaths
Enterprise-RecordMarch 29, 2012

As causes of action, both complaints list negligence, violations of the health and safety code, and wrongful death. The first complaint states that on Jan. 12, 2011, Dey was admitted to Enloe Medical Center for treatment of an infection and kidney ...more »

Settlement reached in jail death of former Stanislaus deputy
Modesto BeeMarch 29, 2012

By Rosalio Ahumada MODESTO -- A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Stanislaus County and its sheriff in the case of a former deputy who died after a struggle at the Stanislaus County Jail nearly three years ago.more »

Attorneys say new reports suggest wrongful conviction in 'Shaken Baby' case
Los Angeles TimesMarch 29, 2012

New reports from the Los Angeles County coroner's office and a prominent UCLA pediatrician have cast doubt on the reliability of forensic evidence used to convict a grandmother of shaking her 7-week-old grandson to death in Van Nuys 15 years ago.more »

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