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Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Names Rapper Suge Knight

By Brian Chase on June 8, 2015 - No comments

Suge Knight Wrongful DeathThe family of a man who was run over and killed allegedly by Marion “Suge” Knight, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former rapper.

According to a City News Service report, Knight, 50, has been charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly killing 55-year-old Terry Carter and injuring Cle “Bone” Sloan January 29, 2015 with his pickup in Los Angeles.

Knight remains jailed.

Lawsuit Alleges Negligence & Recklessness

Carter’s family has sued Knight along with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Sloan and Universal Studios, seeking …Read the rest »

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Newport Beach Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Southwest Airlines

By Brian Chase on April 27, 2015 - No comments

Southwest Airlines LawsuitA Newport Beach woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines claiming crewmembers mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior during a California flight and failed to assist him.

According to a CBS news report, 46-year-old Richard Ilczyszyn was found unconscious after a flight from Oakland to Orange County last year.

He died the following day at a hospital. He had …Read the rest »

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Video Shows Border Patrol Taser Igniting Fatal Explosion

By Brian Chase on April 6, 2015 - No comments

Border Patrol Taser Wrongful Death LawsuitA video released last week showed a Border Patrol agent shooting a Taser into a car moments before flames erupt from inside, killing the driver as agents looked on.

According to an NBC San Diego news report, the family of the victim, Alex Martin, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the federal government claiming that the Taser caused the fire that killed their son.

The disturbing video, caught on the agents’ dashboard camera, is …Read the rest »

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Man Electrocuted by Downed Power Line in Fullerton

By Brian Chase on April 30, 2014 - No comments

A man was electrocuted at a Fullerton intersection after walking over a downed power line, The Orange County Register reports. Officials say the incident occurred the afternoon of April 25, 2014. Police responded to reports of a man who was down on a sidewalk at the South Brookhurst Road and West Commonwealth Avenue intersection. Witnesses told officers the man had been pushing a shopping cart when he walked over the downed power line. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the line may have fallen after a mylar balloon hit electrical equipment. …Read the rest »

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Family of Boy Killed in National Park Settles in Wrongful Death Case

By Brian Chase on February 21, 2014 - No comments

The family of 9-year-old Tommy Botell Jr., who watched the boy get crushed by a falling retaining wall at the Lassen Volcanic National Park, has settled with the federal government in the wrongful death case for $3.5 million. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Northern California family had taken a trip to the park in 2009. Tommy was sitting on a wall near a hiking trail with his sister when it collapsed. Sections of the wall fell on them as the two children tumbled about 30 feet and their parents struggled to grab them.

Tommy had cried out to his mother that he couldn’t see as he died in her arms, the report states. The wall had deteriorated and rolled over Tommy crushing his brain stem. U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory F. Hollows said park superintendent Delores Koontz did not repair the wall in spite of knowing that it was dangerous and then tried to cover up her mistakes after Tommy’s death. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner issued a statement that the settlement agreement should not be construed as an admission of wrongdoing or fault on the part of park employees. …Read the rest »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Husband of Latina Music Star Jenni Rivera

By Brian Chase on February 20, 2014 - 1 comment

Latin music star Jenni RiveraMore than a year after Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera died in an airplane crash, her husband, former Major League Baseball player, Esteban Loaiza, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner of the aircraft.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Loaiza was separated from Rivera at the time of her death, but is seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit has been filed against Starwood Management LLC and its parent company Rodatz Financial Group.

Details of the Rivera Case

Rivera, a Long Beach California resident, and six others died in the December 9, 2012 plane crash when the private jet carrying them nosedived, plummeting 28,000 feet in 30 seconds before hitting the side of a mountain. The jet has been linked to a troubled company and an executive who once went to prison for faking safety records of planes he purchased from the Mexican government and sold to private pilots in the United States. Relatives of the other deceased passengers filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Starwood and the singer’s company in January 2013. In late 2013, a superior court judge denied a motion by Starwood to have the case moved from California to Mexico. …Read the rest »

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