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Family of Police Shooting Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Charles J. Gillette |

In a state where it is very difficult to convict anyone of shooting anyone else, families have begun suing shooters in civil court. Recently, the family of a man who was shot by a Florida City police officer has begun to lay the groundwork for a wrongful death lawsuit. According to police officer Frantz… Read More »

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Mother Sues University after Daughter Dies in Eating Contest

By Charles J. Gillette |

The mother of a Connecticut college student is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Sacred Heart University after her daughter died choking on a pancake in a competitive eating competition. The daughter was majoring social work in social work. Her father was one of the men and women who gave their lives as first… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Hit Orlando Company after Tragic Accident

By Charles J. Gillette |

One family was vacationing in Missouri when they boarded a boat used for duck tours operated by the Orlando company, Ripley Entertainment, which owns and operates a “Ride The Ducks” tour boat. The boat sank in a severe thunderstorm taking nine of the eleven vacationing members of the family along with it. They were… Read More »

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Oaks of Clearwater Nursing Home Sued for Wrongful Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

There is no shortage of negligence lawsuits centering around nursing homes these days. It has become a disturbing trend in American medicine. One of the most vulnerable segments of the population are being mistreated, outright abused, and given a substandard quality of care. Recently, a representative of the estate of Josephine Sciacca filed a… Read More »

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Family Members of Jacksonville Inmate Threaten Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of Lina Odom is considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after the 28-year-old died in jail. While her death was certainly drug-related, the question of whether the sheriff’s office did enough to save the young woman’s life is being investigated by both the county and the family’s… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Targets Paving Contractor

By Charles J. Gillette |

After being fined and cited by OSHA for safety violations, a Holly Hills paving company is the target of a wrongful death lawsuit. The family of one man alleges that the company’s negligence resulted in the man’s death. OSHA fined the company over $16,000 for the same incident. An OSHA investigation revealed that the… Read More »

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Family Sues Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after Fatal Accident

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of a 62-year-old man is suing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after video evidence showed him being struck by a now-former officer with the department. The man was hit by a police cruiser after exiting a Burger King on University Boulevard at 9:45 at night. Lawyers for the family of the victim are… Read More »

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Family Sues after Man on Suicide Watch is Found Dead

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of Duane Scott Riddick has filed a lawsuit against Centerstone of Florida in Bradenton after the man, who was self-admitted to the psychiatric hospital for suicidal thoughts, was found dead in his room hanging by a bed sheet. While Riddick initially had voluntarily admitted himself, Cornerstone petition the court to hold him… Read More »

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Family Claims Camp is Responsible for Boy’s Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

The parents of a 5-year-old boy who drowned at his summer camp have filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming the camp is responsible for the boy’s death. The boy died in July of last year at Camp Cricket at Cochran Mill Nature Center. The boy was with 13 other campers in his group who… Read More »

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Prince’s Family Sues Doctors over Pop-Star’s Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of the former pop mega-star Prince has filed a lawsuit against the doctor who prescribed him Percocet and the doctors who treated him for an overdose shortly before he died. Prince died after taking and purchasing pills that he thought were Vicodin but were actually laced with the ultra-powerful opioid known as… Read More »

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