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Family of University Student Hit by Vehicle Wins $1M Settlement

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a University of Connecticut student who was run over by a campus fire safety truck has recently settled their wrongful death lawsuit against the school for a reported $1 million. The victim, a 19-year-old sophomore, had fallen asleep in front of a fire department garage door in a drunken stupor after… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death After Burn Injuries on the Job

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A judge recently denied a family’s request to move a wrongful death lawsuit to Springfield where the plaintiffs live. However, because the injury occurred elsewhere, that request was denied. The incident that led to the lawsuit occurred while the plaintiff was on the job. According to reports, Kenny Pratt was helping an employee of… Read More »

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Wave of Deaths a VA Hospital Spur Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The VA in Clarksburg, West Virginia is now facing a second wrongful death lawsuit after 12 suspicious deaths occurred on hospital grounds. In the majority of these cases, patients were given a fatal dose of insulin even though at least some of these patients had no need for insulin at all. A person of… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Homes Ask Governor for Immunity During Pandemic

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Nursing homes have been struck very hard by the coronavirus, but not as hard as their residents who tend to be particularly vulnerable to the worst symptoms. The trend has been that once an outbreak occurs in a nursing home, several of the residents end up falling ill with the virus. This has resulted… Read More »

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Kobe and His Daughter to Blame for Helicopter Crash, Says Pilot’s Brother

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

It seems like so long ago when the most tragic thing that we were hearing about was the death of a former basketball great, Kobe Bryant. While the event may have receded into memory there are still developments happening. Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter that robbed her… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death After Inmate Dies of Preventable Infection

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of Madelyn Linsenmeir has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the Springfield Police Department after she died in jail. According to the lawsuit, Linsenmeir nearly cried when they removed her shoe. Her feet were extremely swollen and she told officers that she couldn’t breathe. Despite asking to go to the hospital,… Read More »

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Michigan Police Face $50M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Michigan police face a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit after a judge approved revisions to the filing. Originally, the family was seeking $30 million, but as part of the revisions, that amount has been upped to $50 million. Two police officers are accused of allowing Desten Houge to drive away from the scene of… Read More »

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Parkland Parents File Lawsuit Against FBI

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The parents of children killed, injured, or traumatized by the Parkland massacre have filed a lawsuit against the FBI for failing to act on actionable information prior to the shooting. Parents say that Nikolas Cruz should have never been able to legally purchase the AR-15 he used to open fire on his fellow students…. Read More »

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Kentucky Settles Lawsuit Over Inmate Who Died of Starvation

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of James Kenneth Embry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Kentucky Department of Corrections after Embry starved to death in 2014 while in their care. Kentucky agreed to settle the lawsuit for $400,000. The agreement was apparently reached in March of 2019 but was not reported until just recently. The family… Read More »

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Publix Sued After Kitchen Knife is Used in Murder

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The popular grocery chain Publix is being sued after selling a knife to a minor who used the knife in what prosecutors are describing as a premeditated first-degree murder. Corey Johnson was only 17 years old when he confessed to stabbing thirteen-year-old Jovanni Sierra Branz and two others at a slumber party in March… Read More »

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