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Military Academy Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit brought against Missouri Military Academy has been settled out of court. The Academy will pay the parents of Alain Garcia $700,000 to settle the lawsuit. He was killed in a…

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Colorado Springs Hospital Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Memorial Hospital settled a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday with Donald Rifkin, whose wife shot and killed the couple’s boys and then herself shortly after being released from the Colorado Springs-owned hospital in 2005.Rifkin will receive $325,000, according to city documents obtained by The Gazette.On April 22, 2005, Julie Rifkin, 41, made threats to a co-worker about killing herself and her…

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Parents Win Wrongful Death Case Against Fraternity Member

A student hazing a fraternity at Plattsburge State University in 2003 died during the initiation rites. His parents sued 14 members of the Psi Episilon Chi fraternity after their son’s death from water intoxication. The judge in the wrongful death lawsuit awarded the parents $1.5 Million. After his death, which sparked outrage across the state, 10 of his alleged tormenters and an alumnus were…

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Utah Police Officers Sued for Wrongful Death

A man was shot by two police officers in 1998 and his family is now suing for wrongful death. The court case started this week. The victim had been visiting his parent’s home and the police were called because he was acting suicidal. When the police arrived he was holding a knife that the officers believed to be a gun. In opening statements, defense attorney Andrew Morse said Peterson…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Dismissed in Las Vegas

A wrongful death lawsuit against a woman that was first convicted and then acquitted of her boyfriend’s death has been dismissed. She had also been charged with stealing the man’s silver and that conviction was upheld on appeal. Tuesday, Judge Elizabeth Halverson granted a motion to dismiss the wrongful death suit, because in Nevada, after you start a case, it must be brought to trial within…

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Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Hyundai

Hyundai Motor American had a wrongful death lawsuit filed against them in Orange County Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges they helped an employee leave the country following a fatal car accident. Youn Bum Lee was driving a car that hit a motorcyle and killed the driver. He had been out drinking with other Hyundai executives on the night of the accident. “What unfolded was possible criminal…

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Defendants Seek Dismissal of Wrongful Death Suit

Attorneys for defendants in a Wyoming wrongful death lawsuit have asked a judge to completely throw out, or at least release some defendants from, the suit. Rick Schwartz and Milt Stollak were fighting Colorado wildfires in 2002 when the tanker they were flying went down. Relatives of the two filed suit in 2004 against Hawkins and Powers Aviation, its employees, and other defendants.Attorneys…