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Tarzan Actor Sues Over Son, Wife's 2019 Deaths

Wrongful death suit claims both were denied medical care

(Newser) - Actor Ron Ely alleges action taken by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office resulted in the deaths of his son and wife. That's per a wrongful death lawsuit filed in July and amended Sunday that raises numerous questions about the night of Oct. 15, 2019 . The department said...

Mother of ER Actress Killed by Police Files Lawsuit

She says officers were 'negligent and reckless'

(Newser) - The mother of ER and Stand and Deliver actress Vanessa Marquez is suing the city of South Pasadena and five police officers involved in a welfare check that ended with her daughter being shot dead . Delia McElfresh says officers were "negligent and reckless" after they were called to Marquez'...

Brother of Pilot Flying Kobe's Copter: It Was Kobe, Gigi's Fault

Berge Zobayan says passengers on brother Ara Zobayan's chopper knew the risks, were negligent

(Newser) - More than one lawsuit has been filed in the case of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, but it's his widow's wrongful death complaint that has the brother of the pilot pushing back. CNN reports that on Friday, Berge Zobayan filed a seven-page response to Vanessa Bryant's suit,...

Widow Sues Cruise Line Over Husband's Death

Texas' Susan Dorety alleges negligence aboard Grand Princess in regard to coronavirus

(Newser) - Princess Cruise Lines is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit over COVID-19. Texas' Susan Dorety is seeking more than $1 million over the alleged negligent treatment of her husband, Michael, who "spent days suffering in agony" before dying in a hospital , according to her suit. Dorety says the crew...

Chris Watts Owes $6M to Slain Wife's Parents

Colorado prisoner agrees to huge payment, with 8% annual interest rate

(Newser) - Christopher Watts owes $6 million to the parents of the pregnant wife he killed, who suffered death threats and "lost nearly all trust in people and humanity." A judge has ordered that Watts pay $3 million to Frank and Sandy Rzucek for emotional pain plus $1 million for...

Suit: Man Died in 'Death Trap' Tesla Due to Door Malfunction

Omar Awan burned in Model S crash after rescuers couldn't get to him: complaint

(Newser) - A 48-year-old anesthesiologist died an unnecessary death earlier this year in a fiery Tesla crash, according to a new lawsuit that claims the car's design was what ended up killing him. Dr. Omar Awan was burned "beyond recognition" after his Model S veered off the road and crashed...

City: Man Wrongfully Killed by Cops Had No Rights to Violate

Southaven, Mississippi, wants lawsuit dropped because man was undocumented immigrant

(Newser) - Ismael Lopez was in his own Mississippi home in July 2017 when a police officer attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Lopez's neighbor went instead to Lopez's house and fatally shot him . Last year, a grand jury declined to indict the two Southaven police officers involved in...

Heather Heyer's Family Seeks New Way to 'Extinguish Hatred'

Susan Bro, husband, son want $12M from killer in wrongful death lawsuit

(Newser) - The mother of the woman fatally struck by a car at a 2017 neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., hopes to "extinguish hatred" with a $12 million lawsuit against her daughter's killer. White supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. is the sole defendant in the wrongful-death suit filed Aug. 30...

Kasem Family Battle Takes an Ugly Turn

Jean Kasem says Samuel Ingham III conspired with Kasem's adult children

(Newser) - The family bickering after Casey Kasem's death has yet another chapter—and it's a doozy, the New York Post reports. Widow Jean Kasem, 65, has filed a lawsuit accusing Kasem's attorney of plotting with her ex's three grown children from a previous marriage to kill Kasem...

Neil Armstrong's Death Holds a Darker Backstory

Family settled with hospital where he died in 2012 for $6M over alleged wrongful death

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong's family received $6 million to settle a wrongful death claim after experts said the astronaut's Aug. 25, 2012 death may have been preventable. The news is only now being reported by the New York Times , which received documents relating to the settlement from an anonymous sender,...

Lawsuit: Man Allegedly Killed Wife, 'Wreaked Absolute Havoc' on Son

Wrongful death suit follows Johnny Oliphant's felony murder charge

(Newser) - A Texas man charged with felony murder in the death of his wife of more than 30 years must also contend with a lawsuit from his son. Johnny Oliphant, out on bond as he awaits trial in the 2016 shooting death of Gina Oliphant of La Marque, is named in...

'Unbelievable Mistake' in Treating Man's Lung Leads to Suit

Family of the late William Hannah suing UK hospital after lung was washed with detergent

(Newser) - A UK hospital made an "appalling" error right before a 68-year-old died there, says his daughter, and now she and her family are suing the hospital for it. William Hannah passed away in September 2017 at Salford Royal Hospital while being treated after a car accident that had left...

Suit: Cop Shot Unarmed Teen 'Without Warning'

Excessive force alleged in Antwon Rose's June death

(Newser) - A lawsuit alleging "excessive and deadly force" has followed a homicide charge in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in East Pittsburgh. "It is time that we begin to seek answers," a lawyer tells ABC News of the federal suit filed Tuesday on behalf...

Duck Boat Operators Ignored Weather Alerts: $100M Suit

Faulty canopies, pumps also cited in complaint against owners, operators of Missouri vessel

(Newser) - A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed against the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank July 19 on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The federal lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of two members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when...

Suit: Tween Who Killed Herself Was Forced to Hug Harassers
Her Principal Gave
Her a Poker Chip.
Hours Later,
She Was Dead
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Her Principal Gave Her a Poker Chip. Hours Later, She Was Dead

Mallory Grossman's parents sue, say school's failures led to bullied 12-year-old taking her life

(Newser) - "It changes your DNA," Dianne Grossman told reporters Tuesday. The New Jersey mother was speaking on the suicide of her 12-year-old daughter, Mallory, who died last June after what her parents say was a relentless bullying campaign by classmates at Copeland Middle School. Now, per the Star-Ledger , Grossman...

Tycoon's Brother Found Liable for Rebecca Zahau's Odd Death

Zahau's family awarded $5M in wrongful death suit over 'bizarre' 2011 hanging

(Newser) - Rebecca Zahau was found hanged naked with her hands and feet bound in a California mansion in July 2011, and investigators concluded it was suicide . The 32-year-old's family alleged it was murder , and on Wednesday a San Diego jury decided someone else was responsible for her death. The Arizona ...

'Negligence' Caused Glenn Frey's Death, Widow Says

Cindy Frey has filed wrongful death suit against Mount Sinai Hospital, gastroenterologist

(Newser) - The world was shocked to lose Glenn Frey at the relatively young age of 67 two years ago, and his widow is now saying his passing never should have happened. Rolling Stone reports Cindy Frey has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against NYC's Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Steven...

He Took Care of Swans for a Living. Then One Turned

Wife of Anthony Hensley, who drowned during 2012 swan attack, is suing

(Newser) - It was his job to take care of the swans, and it was a swan that ended up ending his life. Now the wife of a Des Plaines, Ill., man who died in 2012 after a swan attack in a condo complex's retention pond is suing the companies that...

Venus Williams Granted Emergency Order in Crash Suit

Judge temporarily blocked inspection of car involved in the crash

(Newser) - Venus Williams is set to take on Japan's Naomi Osaka at Wimbledon Friday, but she's already scored a tiny win in a different kind of court. A Palm Beach County judge on Wednesday granted an emergency request by Williams' attorney to temporarily block an inspection of a car...

Alleged U of Ala. Rape Victim 'Treated as Crime Suspect': Suit

University, cops to blame for Megan Rondini's suicide, complaint says

(Newser) - Former University of Alabama student Megan Rondini would still be alive if not for the "mishandling" of her alleged rape , her parents say. In a wrongful death lawsuit filed Sunday, Rondini's parents accuse the university, school officials, sheriff's deputies, and Rondini's alleged rapist of enabling her...

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