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Former Rugby Players Consider CTE Lawsuits

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a condition caused when one person sustains several concussions over a period of time. While it is not known what factors make a player more susceptible to CTE, we do know that several former players have displayed severe reductions in their emotional and impulse control. A few of these… Read More »

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Mother Recovers $2.6M in Birth Injury Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

If you ask lawyers what the most lucrative cases are, they will tell you the same thing. It’s almost always birth injury lawsuits. Birth injury lawsuits are medical malpractice lawsuits involving prenatal care. Successful birth injury lawsuits prove that a negligent doctor, nursing staff, or a hospital did something that was outside the typical… Read More »

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Florida Man Has Truck Verdict Tossed in Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A Florida man has appealed a decision by an Indiana judge against a North Dakota trucking company that reduced a $1 million jury award to $250,000 before vacating the decision completely leaving him with nothing. What Happened?  The accident occurred in 2012. The plaintiff was driving a Dodge Caravan in the right-hand lane of… Read More »

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Widow Files Lawsuit After F-16 Pilot Dies in Crash

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A grieving widow filed a lawsuit after her husband was killed in an F-16 crash against the maintenance company that was contracted to repair and maintain the plane. The lawsuit, which was initially filed in federal court, was dismissed after the court decided that the plaintiffs had failed to show in any meaningful way… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Filed Against Police Department After Man Dies in Custody

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a man who died in police custody has filed a lawsuit against the Lansing Police Department. Anthony Hulon died only hours after four police officers apprehended him and handcuffed him behind his back. The County’s medical examiner ruled that the man died of asphyxiation and labeled the death a homicide. Hulon… Read More »

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Jacksonville Families File Lawsuit After Semi-Truck Accident

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Hannah Krajewski, 21, and Devaughn Gresham, 23, were both killed in an accident involving a semi-truck. Now, the families have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the trucking company and the driver who was responsible for the crash. Criminal charges may be filed against the driver pending an investigation. The truck driver was reportedly… Read More »

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Parkland Plaintiffs Asked to Provide Psychiatric Records to Prove Distress

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

More than two years after Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students and teachers and injured 17 more, parents are still waiting to receive justice from the school district. Several parents have filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against the school district, which is now asking them to turn over their children’s psychiatric… Read More »

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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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