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Kobe and His Daughter to Blame for Helicopter Crash, Says Pilot’s Brother

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

It seems like so long ago when the most tragic thing that we were hearing about was the death of a former basketball great, Kobe Bryant. While the event may have receded into memory there are still developments happening. Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter that robbed her… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death After Inmate Dies of Preventable Infection

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of Madelyn Linsenmeir has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the Springfield Police Department after she died in jail. According to the lawsuit, Linsenmeir nearly cried when they removed her shoe. Her feet were extremely swollen and she told officers that she couldn’t breathe. Despite asking to go to the hospital,… Read More »

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Michigan Police Face $50M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Michigan police face a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit after a judge approved revisions to the filing. Originally, the family was seeking $30 million, but as part of the revisions, that amount has been upped to $50 million. Two police officers are accused of allowing Desten Houge to drive away from the scene of… Read More »

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Parkland Parents File Lawsuit Against FBI

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The parents of children killed, injured, or traumatized by the Parkland massacre have filed a lawsuit against the FBI for failing to act on actionable information prior to the shooting. Parents say that Nikolas Cruz should have never been able to legally purchase the AR-15 he used to open fire on his fellow students…. Read More »

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Kentucky Settles Lawsuit Over Inmate Who Died of Starvation

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of James Kenneth Embry filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Kentucky Department of Corrections after Embry starved to death in 2014 while in their care. Kentucky agreed to settle the lawsuit for $400,000. The agreement was apparently reached in March of 2019 but was not reported until just recently. The family… Read More »

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Publix Sued After Kitchen Knife is Used in Murder

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The popular grocery chain Publix is being sued after selling a knife to a minor who used the knife in what prosecutors are describing as a premeditated first-degree murder. Corey Johnson was only 17 years old when he confessed to stabbing thirteen-year-old Jovanni Sierra Branz and two others at a slumber party in March… Read More »

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Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Helicopter Company

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

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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Family Files Wrongful Death Against Milford Block & Supply

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

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 Gillette Law, P.A. |

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

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

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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