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Electrical Company Sued After 85-Year-Old Dies In House Fire

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The estate of an 85-year-old woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a power company after the company failed to send a tech to her home. The woman had reported a downed power line, but the company responded 12 hours later. By then, it was too late. To make matters worse, a tech who… Read More »

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Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit After Clerk Killed In Robbery

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Lawsuits against convenience stores are becoming more common nowadays. These lawsuits are filed by families of former employees of the stores or by the clerks themselves. Most of the allegations involve negligent security. Clerks working in convenience stores are often held up at gunpoint and robbed. Since these stores offer quick cash to would-be… Read More »

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HVAC

HVAC Workers’ Comp Claim Denied After Worker Clocked Out

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Generally speaking, your workers’ compensation policy only covers you when you’re on the clock. However, there can be substantial gray areas involved in making such determinations. In one case, an HVAC employee was denied coverage after he got into a car accident in a company vehicle. The employee was authorized to use the vehicle… Read More »

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Homeowners’ Insurer Denies Claim Related To Shooting Death

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Coverage has been denied for a civil defendant who allegedly shot and killed a woman on his lawn. The estate of the victim filed suit against the shooter who was indemnified by his homeowner’s insurance policy. However, the policy had a specific exclusion related to intentional or malicious acts. In other words, the policy… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed against Police/Prison/Jail

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Go ahead and run a Google search for a “wrongful death lawsuit”. While you’ll find lawsuits with all sorts of allegations, the most common type of wrongful death lawsuit you’ll see in the news today are those filed against the government and law enforcement. Whether it’s a lawsuit alleging that a jail failed to… Read More »

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Lawsuit: Paramedics Refused To Help Man During Heart Attack

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The daughter of a 56-year-old man who died of a heart attack has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the country fire department after she alleges EMTs refused to help her father. According to the lawsuit, a call was made after the man went into cardiac arrest at a health care center. EMTs arrived,… Read More »

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WrongfulDeath

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Decade After Murder

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A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a former lacrosse player is moving to trial a decade after the man was convicted of second-degree murder. The lacrosse player was accused of murdering his girlfriend by slamming her head into a wall. Those familiar with the couple said they had a tumultuous relationship that culminated in… Read More »

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Defense Wins Slip And Fall On Basis Of Sign

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If you’re wondering how a “wet floor” sign will impact your slip and fall case, the answer is that it will harm your claim. In order to understand why, you have to understand the burden of proof in premises liability claims. First, however, let’s discuss a case. In this case, a plaintiff sued a… Read More »

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Asbestos

Bellwether Asbestos Lawsuit Settles For $36.5 Million

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Bellwether lawsuits are sort of like bar room flirtations. You want to feel out the object of your attraction for signals that they are interested. Bellwether lawsuits allow plaintiffs to run trials to feel out how juries will react to their cases. Montana is a particularly bad state to run a bellwether trial as… Read More »

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Seaworld Faces Lawsuit Over Attack By Teens

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A family has filed a lawsuit against Seaworld after they say they were attacked while standing in line by a group of unruly teens. At least one person in the group suffered injury, according to the complaint. It is unclear why the fight broke out, but the family says that Seaworld did nothing to… Read More »

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