The mother and adult daughter of the victim of an airplane crash had the capacity to sue the federal government for the alleged negligence of a flight controller, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A national fraternity may be liable for the death of a pledge from acute alcohol intoxication, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
The owner of an apartment complex had no liability for the drowning of a tenant’s guest in a swimming pool, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
A Prince George’s County, Md., jury has awarded more than $90 million to a family whose 13-year-old daughter was struck and killed four years ago while crossing the street as she was trying to reach a school-bus stop.
The parents of Ashley Davis, who was a freshman at Crossland High
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Settlement proceeds from a wrongful death action were not subject to a claim for a child support arrearage owed by the decedent, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled in affirming judgment.
Attorneys want to cross-examine a Chicago Transit Authority driver using videos that captured a pedestrian being crushed underneath the wheels of his bus back in 2009.
Last week, an Illinois court ruled that the driver must relive his nightmare, even if viewing the accident videos for the first time will aggravate his post-traumatic stress disorder.
A wrongful death statutory beneficiary could pursue a malpractice claim against the lawyer for the personal representative of the wrongful death estate, the New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
The estate of a nursing home resident was not bound by an arbitration agreement executed upon her admission, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A lawyer who won one of the largest jury verdicts last year for the family of a woman killed by a power line that fell into her backyard, has settled the case post-verdict for $105 million.
A nursing home could enforce an arbitration agreement signed by a patient when sued for wrongful death by his estate, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.