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Overpass Accident Results In Wrongful Death Suit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

You’ve seen the images on social media. Some trucker strays off course and drives his vehicle directly into an overpass. In most cases, these accidents result in insurance claims for the trucking company and the driver looking for a new job. However, in one case, the incident resulted in the preventable death of a… Read More »

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Family Wins $77M In Wrongful Death Suit Against Addiction Center

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A family filed a lawsuit against an addiction center and won $77 million after a jury determined that he had been abruptly discharged without cause. The young man was killed in an auto accident days after his discharge. This included a punitive damages award of $1 million. What happened?  The young man had struggled… Read More »

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Lawsuit Filed After Amtrak Crash Kills Woman

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A lawsuit has been filed against Amtrak after a derailment that occurred at a crossing. The train struck a dump truck that was sitting on the tracks. Now the family of a woman who died in the accident has filed a lawsuit accusing the dump truck driver and the company of wrongful death. They… Read More »

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Bill Paxton’s Family Settles Suit Against Doctor

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The late Bill Paxton, who was famous for his roles in Frailty and Aliens, died after complications related to a heart surgery at age 61. His family sued the surgeon who performed the surgery and a settlement was announced recently. The settlement came about one month before the case was set to go to… Read More »

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Rabbis Burn Down Nursing Home For Passover Cleansing

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

This is a weird one, so let’s start with the rabbis. The rabbis have been criminally charged with negligent homicide after attempting to cleanse the nursing home with a 20-pound blowtorch in preparation for Passover observance. The rabbis and the nursing home are being sued by the family of a 35-year-old firefighter who lost… Read More »

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Family Sues Over Suicide Death Related To Christian Rehab Program

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Georgia blames a Christian rehab center for directing residents to stop taking their antipsychotic medication. The man had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and had a history of drug abuse. After the medication was discontinued, the family contends that the patient’s condition worsened. It ultimately culminated in his suicide…. Read More »

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Did Principal Delete Surveillance Video After Soccer Player Collapsed?

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A high school principal is being accused of deleting or failing to save surveillance video from the day that one of his students collapsed and died after a soccer practice. Attorneys for the teen claim that the principal intentionally failed to save surveillance from that day knowing it could be used against the district… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Police Shooting

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The parents of a 26-year-old man have filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the municipality of Auburn in Washington State. Evidence appears to indicate that the man was shot in the back of the head while lying facedown on the pavement. The police officer’s account of what happened is not helping matters. The… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Officer Tackled Man To Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A trial has been scheduled for October alleging that a man was tackled in Walmart by a police officer and later died due to the assault. In football terms, the tackle would have been known as a “decleater”. In other words, the officer tackled the man so hard that he lost his shoes. Why… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death After Demolition Accident

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a slain worker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a construction company after their loved one plummeted through the floor of the building set to be demolished to his death. According to the suit, the worker was operating a vehicle that crashed through the floor causing his death. In a… Read More »

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