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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Officer Tackled Man To Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A trial has been scheduled for October alleging that a man was tackled in Walmart by a police officer and later died due to the assault. In football terms, the tackle would have been known as a “decleater”. In other words, the officer tackled the man so hard that he lost his shoes. Why… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death After Demolition Accident

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a slain worker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a construction company after their loved one plummeted through the floor of the building set to be demolished to his death. According to the suit, the worker was operating a vehicle that crashed through the floor causing his death. In a… Read More »

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Lawsuit Filed After Mother, Children Fall From Ski Lift

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A lawsuit was filed after a mother and her two children fell from a ski lift. The mother died of injuries related to the fall and one of her daughters had to be airlifted to the hospital. According to the lawsuit, the chair collided with an air tower resulting in the fall. An investigation… Read More »

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Woman Files Lawsuit After YMCA Sexual Assault

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A 19-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against the YMCA after she was sexually assaulted on the premises. She was 15 at the time of the sexual assault, meaning that the statute of limitations will not apply to her case. The plaintiff states that she and her twin sister were sexually assaulted multiple times… Read More »

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Family Files Lawsuit After Child Dies At Amusement Park

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

When you try to visualize someone dying at an amusement park, you probably see someone flying off a roller coaster or plummeting to their death (which recently happened here in Florida). But seemingly innocuous rides can also be dangerous and sometimes it’s worse because these dangers are unexpected. A family has filed a lawsuit… Read More »

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The Camp Lejeune Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A lawsuit has finally been allowed to proceed against Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps installation blamed for causing a cancer cluster in North Carolina. From 1953 to 1980, residents blame Camp Lejeune for contaminating the water supply and causing many residents to die prematurely. Over 1 million people were believed to have been exposed… Read More »

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Teen Dies After Bouncer Strip Club Assault

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A drunk teen at a strip club got into a fight with three men for unknown reasons. Video surveillance shows the men punching and kicking the teen prior to his death. However, the teen ran from the strip club and never returned home. Two days later, his body was later found. Amid protests and… Read More »

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Husband Files Lawsuit Against County After Mother Drowns Children

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The father of three children who were drowned to death by their own mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county for failing to intervene on the children’s behalf before tragedy occurred. It will be a difficult lawsuit to win based on precedents set that do not require government officials to intervene. Those… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Wife Of Inmate Begins

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Why are all the lawsuits against prisons filed under a theory of medical malpractice? It remains one of the few ways that an inmate can hold a prison accountable for negligence. Sovereign immunity protects the state and state employees against lawsuits filed by private citizens on the grounds of negligence unless there is an… Read More »

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Family Awarded $2.2M; Police Officer Sentenced To Life In Prison

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A U.S. District Judge has awarded $2.2 million to the children of a woman who was shot and killed by a police officer during a wellness check. However, authorities became concerned when it was revealed the officer had a romantic relationship with the victim. The officer was married at the time of the murder…. Read More »

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