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Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Helicopter Company

By Charles J. Gillette |

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s widow, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that owned the helicopter and employed the pilot when Kobe and his daughter Gianna was killed. The lawsuit is filed against Island Express Helicopters which employed Ara Zobayan, the pilot that was operating the vehicle when it crashed. The complaint states… Read More »

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Victim Gets $8.2M After Murder by Wealthy Miami Businessman

By Charles J. Gillette |

The former owner of Presidente Supermarkets has been hit with an $8.2 million verdict after allegedly murdering Camilo Salazar. Salazar allegedly was having an affair with Manuel Marin’s wife, leading to the murder. Marin will face a criminal charge of first-degree murder. He has already lost the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by… Read More »

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Judge Dismisses Wrongful Death of High School Football Player

By Charles J. Gillette |

A Florida judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Riverdale High School related to the death of a high school football player who apparently succumbed to heatstroke. The lawsuit was filed by the boy’s mother, Laurie Giordano, who claimed that the school district was responsible for not seeing to the safety of her… Read More »

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Broward County Settles Wrongful Death for $125,000

By Charles J. Gillette |

The Broward County sheriff’s department was forced to settle a lawsuit related to the shooting death of Gregory Frazier. Deborah Frazier, the deceased’s sister, reportedly called the police on her brother who was drunk and threatening her with a knife. By the time police managed to respond to the call, the situation had settled… Read More »

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Parents of Toddler Who Fell to Her Death File Lawsuit Against Royal Carribean

By Charles J. Gillette |

The parents of toddler Chloe Wiegand have filed a lawsuit against Royal Carribean Cruises after their daughter fell through an open window to her death. The lawsuit is complicated by the fact that the girl’s grandfather was the one who placed her on the window ledge in the children’s play area. The lawsuit states… Read More »

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Family of Casey Kasem Settle Lawsuit with Kasem’s Widow

By Charles J. Gillette |

Those of us who are old enough to remember America’s Top 40 on airwaves have the voice of Casey Kasem indelibly imprinted in our memories. However, his death was much less dignified according to his children who claim that Kasem’s widow, Jean Kasem, mistreated, neglected and abused the radio personality before his death. The… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death Against Milford Block & Supply

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of a man who was killed at a New Milford factory has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Milford Block & Supply. Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Kendrick became entangled in a conveyor belt system on site. He’d worked for the company for less than a year. The family alleges that carelessness and negligence resulted… Read More »

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Mother Blames School’s “Party Culture” for Daughter’s Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

On the morning that she was supposed to graduate, Rebecca Lavin-Burgher suffered a fatal fall from a ladder inside Eckerd College’s Bininger Theater. Lavin-Burgher died on her birthday, five days after the fall. According to her friends, she was trying to make it to the roof to see the sunrise. The lawsuit claimed that… Read More »

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New Mexico School District Sued After Student Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

This will sound familiar to those who have followed the Parkland shooting. Aztec, NM police and Aztec High School are being sued for failing to act on information that could have prevented a student’s death. The family alleges that Casey Jordan Marquez’s death could have been prevented had the school district and local police… Read More »

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Florida Man Gets $157M from Tobacco Companies After Death of Husband

By Charles J. Gillette |

A Florida jury has just awarded a man $157 million after his husband died of lung cancer caused by years of smoking cigarettes. It is believed to be one of the first wrongful death cases filed against a tobacco company and involving a same-sex couple. This is significant because prior to the Supreme Court… Read More »

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