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Pollution Exclusion in Policy Holds Up Trucker’s Wrongful Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A judge ruled that Canal Indemnity must defend fuel company Phillips 66 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a hauler, Elwyn Webb. The family of the trucker alleges that Webb died of prolonged benzene exposure that resulted in cancer. The insurance company asserted a policy exclusion after the family filed… Read More »

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NYC Settles Lawsuit After Transgender Woman Died on Rikers Island

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a transgender woman, Layleen Polanco, recently settled a lawsuit with New York City after Layleen was found dead while in custody on Rikers Island. On April 19, she was arrested for failing to comply with the requirements of a court diversionary program related to several misdemeanor offenses. She was unable to… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Will Hear Two Cases Related to Tobacco Deaths

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases concerning tobacco products. Tobacco lawsuits can still be filed today, but there are several obstacles to these types of lawsuits since everyone now knows that tobacco increases the risk of cancer, COPD, and other serious conditions. These cases stem from a 2006 case that… Read More »

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What Percentage of Coronavirus Deaths are Related to Long Term Care Facilities?

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

This is a good question to ask and this is the right time to ask it. While the number of deaths related to the coronavirus continues to move upward (albeit at a slower pace) we’re learning a lot about how these deaths occurred and how vulnerable populations were left exposed to the virus. While… Read More »

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Louisville Police Settle Breonna Taylor Lawsuit for $12 Million

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The Breonna Taylor incident is terrifying. Police were able to get a no-knock warrant after a judge reviewed their petition for 12 minutes. The only evidence they had linking Taylor to any crime was her association with a man they held in custody who was a drug dealer. The police erroneously believed that Taylor… Read More »

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Meatpacking Plant Sued After COVID Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a Chicago woman who died after contracting COVID-19 from her husband who worked at a meatpacking facility has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The family alleges that Aurora Packing Co. failed to take the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the illness within their facilities. The family… Read More »

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Wake Forest Basketball Coach Sued After Punching Man to Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a tourist from New York has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an assistant basketball coach from Wake Forest. The family claims that the Wake Forest coach delivered a fatal punch to Sandor Szabo in August of 2018. Wake Forest has also been named as a codefendant in the lawsuit. Jamil… Read More »

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Trial Alleging Wrongful Death of Inmate Set to Begin

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Macon County Jail alleges that the jail’s health care workers were negligent when they allowed 35-year-old Michael Carter to die of ketoacidosis, a complication related to his ongoing diabetes. Named in the lawsuit are a licensed nurse and a medical doctor who worked for the facility at… Read More »

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Family of Murdered Prisoner Still Waiting for Autopsy Report

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

After two years of attempting to get a medical examiner’s report from the Florida prison system, Carol Thomas finally received some indication of how her son died. According to the ME, Timothy Thomas died of injuries related to a physical attack. These included broken ribs and contusions to his face and head. His death… Read More »

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Lauren McCluskey’s Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The University of Utah student who was murdered by Melvin Rowland, a man she had briefly dated, made her concerns known to police. But police didn’t take those concerns seriously and, in fact, shared explicit photos of the girl only days before she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Now, her parents have filed a… Read More »

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