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FedEx Wins Crash Lawsuit That Took The Life Of A Young Mother

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

Jurors have cleared FedEx of wrongdoing after a crash with one of their box trucks killed a 19-year-old mother in Jacksonville recently. It took the jury only 90 minutes to reach a verdict. Below, we’ll discuss why the verdict went against the plaintiff and how it could have gone differently. What happened?  The deceased… Read More »

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Sister Files Wrongful Death After Brother is Allegedly Poisoned by Wife

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A St. Johns County woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after an autopsy revealed that her brother was poisoned. The brother, James Capello, was reported missing from his Alabama home in 2018. A day later, his body was found. Authorities determined that Capello had been poisoned by insulin. His former wife, Nikki Capello… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Filed After Woman Dies in Police Custody

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of Lina Odom has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jacksonville’s sheriff’s department after Odom died in police custody. Odom, who suffered from drug addiction, had suffered from withdrawal-related seizures, something that would have been present in her health screening. However, when she began to detox, the jail staff ignored her extreme… 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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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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Meatpacking Plant Sued After COVID Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The family of a Chicago woman who died after contracting COVID-19 from her husband who worked at a meatpacking facility has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The family alleges that Aurora Packing Co. failed to take the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the illness within their facilities. The family… Read More »

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Trial Alleging Wrongful Death of Inmate Set to Begin

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Macon County Jail alleges that the jail’s health care workers were negligent when they allowed 35-year-old Michael Carter to die of ketoacidosis, a complication related to his ongoing diabetes. Named in the lawsuit are a licensed nurse and a medical doctor who worked for the facility at… Read More »

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Lauren McCluskey’s Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The University of Utah student who was murdered by Melvin Rowland, a man she had briefly dated, made her concerns known to police. But police didn’t take those concerns seriously and, in fact, shared explicit photos of the girl only days before she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Now, her parents have filed a… Read More »

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Fort Walton Beach Among Named Defendants in Wrongful Death

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The City of Fort Walton Beach has been added to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a cable company employee who assisted in moving the Gulfview Hotel. Fort Walton Beach is the latest plaintiff to be added to the lawsuit. The others include: Ducky Johnson House Movers Inc., Gulf Power and QCFS… Read More »

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