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Jury: Time for Yeardley Love's Killer to Pay Up

George Huguely must pay $15M to mom, sister of slain UVA lacrosse player in wrongful death case

(Newser) - Sharon Love had already seen her daughter's killer put behind bars for more than two decades. On Monday, the mother of murdered University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love received financial compensation as well. The Daily Progress reports that Sharon Love and her other daughter, Lexie Love Hodges, were...

Park, Ride Manufacturer Sued Over Fatal Fall

14-year-old's parents argue negligence in Florida case

(Newser) - The parents of Tyre Sampson, who was killed in a fall from a ride in Orlando, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ICON Park, the ride's owner and manufacturer, and others. The 14-year-old from St. Louis died last month after falling from the 430-foot Free Fall ride. The...

3-Year-Old's Death Triggers Big Changes at Splash Pads

As part of settlement, Arlington, Texas to make updates to splash-pad technology

(Newser) - The parents of a 3-year-old boy who died of a brain-eating amoeba contracted at a splash pad in Arlington, Texas, have settled with the city. Tariq Williams and Kayla Mitchell, who initially sought at least $1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, will receive $250,000, which their lawyer said...

Suit: Jail Staff Ignored Pleas of Woman in Labor, to Tragic End

Tiana Hill says her infant died 4 days after birth due to sheriff's, prison medical staff's negligence

(Newser) - A Georgia mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Clayton County after she gave birth while in jail there and her baby died. The New York Times reports that the federal complaint by Tiana Hill accuses Sheriff Victor Hill (no relation) and the medical staff at the Clayton County...

Suit: Apartment Complex Didn't Take Slain Woman Seriously

Miya Marcano's family files wrongful death complaint against Arden Villas, deceased suspect

(Newser) - Update: The family of Miya Marcano, the 19-year-old college student who cops say was kidnapped and murdered by a maintenance man at the Florida apartment complex where she lived and worked, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. WESH 2 and the AP report the complaint was entered Monday in Orange...

Texas Mayor After Child's Death From Amoeba: 'We Screwed Up'

Parents of Bakari Williams sue Arlington for $1M

(Newser) - Update: The parents of a 3-year-old Texas boy who died of a brain-eating amoeba found in water samples from an Arlington splash pad he visited are suing the city. Tariq Williams and Kayla Mitchell are seeking at least $1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligence at Don Misenhimer...

Alabama Mom Sues Hospital, Blames Ransomware for Death

Nurses coping with computer outages and missed signs of fetal distress

(Newser) - Nicko Silar was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. She suffered brain damage and died nine months later. Her mother, Teiranni Kidd, is suing the hospital, claiming Nicko’s death was preventable. Her own doctor, obstetrician Katelyn Parnell apparently agreed that the baby’s birth injury could...

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...

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