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.
An employer could be sued for the wrongful death of an employee under the theory that it was the successor of the entity that caused the accident, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from a U.S. District Court.
A health club may be liable for failing to render adequate emergency assistance to a member who collapsed from a heart attack, New York’s highest court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
State law makes safety inspectors liable for deaths resulting from their negligent failure to ensure a mine’s compliance with federal safety standards, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.