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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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Family Files Wrongful Death After Burn Injuries on the Job

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

A judge recently denied a family’s request to move a wrongful death lawsuit to Springfield where the plaintiffs live. However, because the injury occurred elsewhere, that request was denied. The incident that led to the lawsuit occurred while the plaintiff was on the job. According to reports, Kenny Pratt was helping an employee of… Read More »

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Wave of Deaths a VA Hospital Spur Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By Gillette Law, P.A. |

The VA in Clarksburg, West Virginia is now facing a second wrongful death lawsuit after 12 suspicious deaths occurred on hospital grounds. In the majority of these cases, patients were given a fatal dose of insulin even though at least some of these patients had no need for insulin at all. A person of… Read More »

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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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