Monthly Archives: June 2017
Family Of Woman Who Died In Fatal Crash File Lawsuit Against CPD and the City of Chicago
The family is asking police to release radio dispatch tapes, GPS mapping of location and speed, and videos that caught views of the high-speed chase of an off-duty police officer that led to the horrific crash that killed 27-year-old Chequita Adams …
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) June 29, 2017
Family of woman killed in crash with off-duty cop files lawsuit against city
The family of Chequita Adams, the woman killed in a West Side crash Monday that also killed an off-duty police officer, is seeking legal action to find out what happened before the fatal accident.
Adams’ family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit …
Lawsuit: Bars responsible for man’s death in DUI crash after pub crawl
But according to a lawsuit filed in McHenry County, a crawl that happened on a Saturday night in February ended in tragedy.
Tyler Stewart, a 28-year-old Crystal Lake man, allegedly crashed his truck into a sedan after the final stop of a Metra pub …
Rikers beating victim who killed wife wins $165G settlement, but cash will go to kids
The man accused of shooting his estranged wife to death at a Brooklyn family reunion has settled an unrelated federal lawsuit with the city for $165,000 — but he won’t see a dime of it, city officials said Wednesday.
Lawyers for Gabino Genao, 30, who …
Mother of Philando Castile, black motorist killed by Minnesota officer, reaches $3M settlement, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) June 26, 2017
Lawsuits: Guardrail systems flawed, to blame in TN deaths
The families of three people who died last year after crashing into Tennessee interstate guardrails allege the guardrails were improperly made, tested, installed and maintained.
The sweeping lawsuits have been filed in Cumberland County and in Hamilton …
The widow of fallen Dallas Police Officer Lorne Ahrens is suing the “Assist The Officer” Foundation, claiming her family hasn’t received any donations. (
Family of Crystal Lake man killed in February suspected DUI crash sues driver’s estate, bars
Lawrence T. Madigan’s wife, Karaline Madigan, and his three children filed a lawsuit in McHenry County Court against the estate of Tyler Stewart, as well as the businesses Peggy Kinnane’s in Arlington Heights, Durty Nellie’s in Palatine and Finn McCool …
Woman killed in Hoboken train crash didn’t have to die, lawsuit says
The Pascack Valley line train entered Hoboken Terminal on track 5 at least 10 mph higher than the posted speed limit and crashed into the platform, killing 34-year-old Fabiola Bittar de Kroon.
Moments before the crash, de Kroon had dropped her daughter …
Convicted jewel thief, gun peddler Justin Douglas latest to receive police brutality settlement from Springfield
The city and state will pay convicted jewel thief and gun-peddler Justin Douglas $60,000 to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed three years ago in federal court, according to settlement documents.
Douglas was arrested in 2012 at a …
Convicted gun peddler Justin Douglas latest to receive police brutality settlement from Springfield, state: $60K https://t.co/VH0hPJ6OMG
— stephbarry1287 (@stephbarry1287) June 29, 2017
ACLU, Police Brutality Victims, News Outlets
The ACLU of Maryland is backing two Baltimore media outlets in separate lawsuits against Baltimore and Salisbury police.
The ACLU is fighting so-called “gag …
ACLU argues gag orders in police settlements are unconstitutional. https://t.co/pSpnidN3kE
— WBAL NewsRadio 1090 (@wbalradio) June 29, 2017
When cops kill, paying their victims’ families can be a cold, calculating process
Her attorney, Robert Bennett, and other legal experts told Mic that establishing police brutality settlement amounts involves examining callous, but legally-relevant factors, such as the victim’s age, education level and overall lifetime earning …
Philando Castille Settlement Shows White America Willingly Pays for White Supremacy
Cities like Pittsburgh, Denver and of course Chicago have doled out millions of dollars in settlements and penalties for police brutality with nary a chief getting fired or a cop being jailed.
If a county hospital was getting sued every year for …
Michael Brown family receives $1.5 million settlement from Ferguson
On August 9, 2014, police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, 18, at least six times on West Florissant Avenue in St. Louis suburb, Ferguson, Mo., according to The New York Times.
An autopsy …
What is being done to prevent police brutality? There have …
Conn. ACLU Demands Release Of Documents In Enfield Police Brutality Cases
Eight of the lawsuits were settled out of court, and Worden was originally fired, but town officials changed his termination to a resignation.
Worden admitted no wrongdoing, and town officials have refused to release any information about the …
Springfield police brutality victim Melvin Jones III jailed after 2nd arrest in 2 weeks
A Chicopee man who won a $499,000-plus settlement in a police brutality case is facing new charges after being pulled over for driving with allegedly stolen Connecticut license plates.
Melvin Jones III, 35, pleaded not guilty Friday in …
Want to end police brutality?
Start taking settlement $ out of officer pensions.
Reform would happen IMMEDIATELY. #SandraBland
— Matthew Strange (@matthew_strange) September 15, 2016
KING: Police officers, departments and pension plans should cover the billions paid out for police brutality
The enormous physical and psychological costs of police brutality in America can never be fully measured, but the monetary costs can.
Just hours ago, it was announced that the family of Philando Castile will receive a $3 million settlement.
Lawsuits: Officer Used Excessive Force In Several Cases
In this 2013 file photo, former Enfield Police Department K9 Officer Matthew Worden and his dog Falco negotiate a low crawl obstacle during the annual K9 Olympics in Mansfield, Connecticut.
Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint …
New York City and James Blake Resolve Excessive Force Claim
James Blake in 2015.
The City of New York will create a legal fellowship in Mr. Blake’s name within the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency that …
Un-friggin’-believable; sadly, you just can’t make this stuff up…
Granddaughter of 90-year-old woman killed by alligator sues West Ashley nursing home
A woman is suing the parent company and employees of a West Ashley nursing home, after her 90-year-old grandmother wandered off and was killed and “dismembered” by an alligator.
Stephanie Walker Weaver, granddaughter of Bonnie Walker, …
— Dean (@DeansDailyDoses) June 26, 2017
Family Goes After Nursing Home After Grandma’s Killed by Gator
A 90-year-old grandmother was “dismembered” by an alligator after wandering out of her senior home last July, and now her family is suing for “more than $10,000”.
The Post and Courier reports that on July 27, 2016, Brookdale Senior Living center couldn’t find …
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— frank (@frankaay_) June 26, 2017
Family sues nursing home after gator kills grandma
A 90-year-old grandma in South Carolina was “dismembered” by an alligator after wandering out of her senior living home — and now her family is suing the facility for more than $10,000.
Staff at the Brookdale Senior Living center in Charleston somehow …
— Chain Cohn Stiles (@chainlaw) June 29, 2017
Missouri trooper charged with drowning death of handcuffed suspect pleads guilty to minor boating offense
A Missouri state trooper — charged with the 2014 drowning death of a handcuffed man — has pleaded guilty to a lesser penalty as he faced a drawn-out trial.
Ellingson’s family won a $9 million wrongful death lawsuit last …
Family sues over fatal police shooting of Louisiana black man
The family of a black man killed last year by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and police on Tuesday, alleging a history of excessive-force incidents and racism toward African-Americans.
Family of Hoboken Derailment Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit https://t.co/TDUwQ1tJX0
— PrintingHouse Press (@PHP_NY) June 28, 2017
Family of Hoboken Derailment Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The family of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into a station last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the agency.
Fabiola Bittar de Kroon’s family is seeking unspecified compensatory damages in the …
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 27, 2017
Family Of Alton Sterling Sues His Killers & City Of Baton Rouge
The five children of Alton Sterling, a black man who was shot to death past year by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the city, the police chief and the officers, alleging a history of excessive force and …
The children of Alton Sterling filed a wrongful lawsuit against Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the police chief and the officers who shot Alton. pic.twitter.com/3kax6LRccR
— Crystal Johnson (@Crystal1Johnson) June 29, 2017
Philando Castile’s family reaches $3M settlement in his death
The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Philando Castile’s death.
The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop …
Ex-Knick Marcus Camby sued over autistic nephew’s drowning
Former NBA player Marcus Camby has been named defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit over the drowning of his 9-year-old autistic nephew in a pond on Camby’s Houston-area property last Thanksgiving.
The federal lawsuit, filed Thursday by the …
Missouri Judge OKs $1.5M Settlement in Brown Family Wrongful Death Suit A federal judge in St. Louis on June 20 ap… https://t.co/HlYdKpWdpl
— Peter Montanez (@INSURANCE_NY) June 26, 2017
Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown’s parents, the city attorney said Friday.
Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in …
Expert troubled by claims of wrongful deaths at Syracuse nursing home
Four families have filed lawsuits over the past five years claiming a loved one died because of poor care at a Syracuse nursing home that’s under state criminal investigation.
The four wrongful death lawsuits filed against James …
Family of Ohio teen killed by brain-eating amoeba files wrongful death suit against whitewater rafting facility
The family of an Ohio 18-year-old killed after contracting a brain-eating amoeba during a whitewater rafting trip has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an outdoor North Carolina recreation facility.
Lauren Seitz died in June 2016 from …
Distracted driver’s crumpled car on display in Lake Oswego
ODOT says there is a distracted driving crash in Oregon, on average, every 2.5 hours.
Locally, Lake Oswego police and firefighters responded to 391 crashes in 2016, a 21 percent increase over the number of crashes in 2015, and LOPD Lt. Doug Treat says …
— WC Sheriff's Office (@WCSheriff) June 20, 2017
This family is hoping their very tragic experience can prevent another similar accident from happening https://t.co/5y40tTPrR0
— Hunto.com (@HuntoViral) June 24, 2017
Proposed bill aims to punish ‘data-distracted’ drivers in Wisconsin
Three Republican legislators have introduced legislation aimed at punishing “data-distracted” drivers in Wisconsin.
The bill would update and expand …
Four teens injured in distracted driving accident https://t.co/kH1S7zg9Np
— Text Free Driving (@TextFreeDriving) June 24, 2017
Four teens injured in distracted driving accident
16-year-old driver, Sena Verburg of Grand Rapids, told police that she was distracted by her friends resulting in the accident.
15-year-old Jenna Norder, 16-year-old Marissa Norder, 15-year-old Dalton Clevenger and Verburg all sustained non-life …
ODOT: Distracted driving ‘an epidemic’
Shannon Gilman knows all too well the dangers of distracted driving.
Her daughter, Alexxys Therwhanger, died in a crash on February 19, 2016.
She was 19 …
Distracted driving fuels ‘alarming’ rise in auto accidents
That’s up from about 5.3 million accidents in 2011.
The rise in crashes is attributed to several factors, including an increase in driving overall, but one of safety advocates’ top concerns is distracted driving.
A recent poll supports those worries: A …
Police blame distracted driving for I-96 crash that totaled Airstream trailer
FRUITPORT TWP. MI
Distracted driving is being blamed for a crash involving a camper trailer that created a large amount of road debris on I-96 late Monday.
The crash was reported at 10:58 p.m. on westbound I-96 near the Ottawa County border, the …
Stillwater woman charged in distracted driving accident that injured teenager
A 24-year-old Stillwater woman has been charged with misdemeanor careless driving after telling Woodbury police she was looking at her phone when she hit a 14-year-old Lake Middle School student who was crossing Pioneer Road the morning of May 12.
Kids causing distracted driving accidents
There are many types of distracted driving that can lead to motor vehicle accidents and crashes.
Distracted driving can involve cellphone use while driving, use of GPS units or other electronic devices while driving, or distractions from within the …
Police: Distracted driving caused crash involving 11 L’Anse Creuse North teens
A three-vehicle crash near L’Anse Creuse High School North that injured several people Monday was caused by distracted driving, police said.
At about 10:40 a.m. Monday, a Saturn Ion driven by a 17-year-old boy from Macomb Township on westbound 21 …
‘Talk, Text, Crash’ campaign aims to end distracted driving
“TALK, TEXT, CRASH”
That’s the theme of the latest campaign put together by the Texas Department of Transportation.
One mother, Arely Mathews, who we spoke to says, distracted driving is a subject parents should discuss with their teenage drivers …
Police: Distracted driving caused Macomb Township crash involving 11 teens
This Saturn Ion that was stopped on westbound 21 Mile Road and about to turn left when it was hit from behind by a pickup truck and pushed into the eastbound lane where it was struck by another pickup truck.
Distracted driving causes 70 deaths in MN each year
Vijay Dixit lost his teenage daughter in a distracted driving accident in 2007.
Shreya Dixit was killed by a driver who lost control of her car while searching the backseat for a napkin.
Minnesota’s Office of Traffic Safety estimates that one in four …
Deputies: Flagger hit, killed by dump truck having mechanical issues
HAPPY VALLEY, Oregon
A 71-year-old construction crew worker was hit and killed by a dump truck that was experiencing mechanical issues Friday afternoon in …
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 16, 2017
The way EVERY tow truck in the city flies to a car accident is crazy.
— Isi (@FaithIsAVirtue) June 24, 2017
OPD makes arrest in connection with fiery fatal crash
An arrest has been made in connection to a major crash that occurred last night in North Odessa, which killed three people and sent four others to the hospital.
Mark Cason Garrett, date of birth 12/17/1993, has …
Mark Cason Garrett, 23, is being charged with three counts of intoxicated manslaughter.
He was driving at a high… https://t.co/7GwakRyoqn
— newswest9 (@newswest9) June 23, 2017
Victim’s brother in ice cream truck deadly accident: ‘He didn’t deserve this’
“I don’t know how he’s not here,” said Harvey Carrera, the brother of one of the victims.
The “he” Carrera is talking about, was his brother Angel Pierce, who Carrera said was one of the people in the ice cream truck who died in the crash.
“His wife …
US 50: Water truck accident blocks travel
According to Harrison/Taylor 911 officials, no other vehicles were hit in the crash but they were unaware of the extent of damage.
The water truck accident is still blocking motor traffic.
Clarksburg Fire, Harrison County EMS and West Virginia State …
State police ID deceased driver in Rt. 55 `wrong way’ accident
A motorist who slammed into a dump truck early Thursday morning was reportedly spotted driving the wrong direction on Route 55 for several miles before the fatal crash.
New Jersey State Police on Friday identified the driver of the F150 …
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 16, 2017
Driver dies in semi-truck crash along I-70 in Maryland
A driver died in a semi-truck crash along I-70 near Hancock, Md., Friday, June 23, 2017.
Semi truck ends up on its side during …
Road-Rage Crash Injures Innocent Motorist In Pickup
An apparent case of road rage between a motorcyclist and a driver in a sedan set off chain reaction crash that overturned an uninvolved truck, and authorities are now looking for that motorcycle rider.
The incident happened …
Apparent road-rage accident flips truck; survivor speaks out
Carlos Benavidez “saw nothing but asphalt and sky” when truck crashed on Calif. freeway after two other drivers involved in alleged case of road rage.
There was a really bad accident involving a black Suzuki swift and a truck on the north south high (bogwalk stretch)
— Kaci Fennell Shirley (@KaciFen) June 24, 2017
Deadly dump truck accident closes Route 55 northbound
Route 55 northbound is closed after a deadly overnight crash involving a dump truck.
What to do if you are involved in a commercial truck accident
One person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes.
The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year.
More than 75% of truck driving accidents are due to the driver of the …
Name released of woman killed in Cross Lanes crash
CROSS LANES, W.Va.
The name of a woman killed in a crash Thursday night in Kanawha County has been released.
Deputies say Sharry Cobb, 53, of Charleston died in the crash in the 4800 block of Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes.
The car Cobb …
2 Arcing Incidents On Red Line | Fatal 4-Car Crash On Anacostia Bridge | Vienna Road Rage Incident: News Nearby https://t.co/R0VgoZUJ0U
— Dale City Patch (@DaleCityPatch) June 23, 2017
Springfield man killed in Fairfax Co. Parkway crash; 3 others injured
Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal crash in Virginia on the Fairfax County Parkway near Braddock Road Friday morning that killed a Springfield, Virginia, man and sent three others to the hospital.
A 2003 Honda Civic was traveling …
Va. teen driver killed in crash, hit two trees
A Woodbridge teen was killed Thursday night after the car she was driving hit two trees near Lorton.
Fairfax County police don’t know what led to the 8 p.m. crash near the intersection of Gunston and Old Colchester roads.
Police said that …
UPDATE: Family of fatal crash victims say ‘thank you’ to people who helped
The accident happened round 10:30 a.m. Monday in the northbound lanes of U.S. 119 near Old Logan Road.
Two cars were involved in the wreck. Lucian Adkins, 77, died in the accident.
His wife of 47 years, Dorothy Adkins, was airlifted to the hospital …
Police: Man charged with DWI in connection to fatal motorcycle crash
According to police, William A. Shipwash, 56, of Eden, North Carolina, was driving his car south on Route 610 when he ran off the right side of the road, over-corrected, crossed the center line, and hit a motorcycle that was traveling north.
Police say …
Police: Man and woman die after vehicle catches fire in 3-vehicle Virginia crash
FAUQUIER COUNTY, VA
Two people are dead after a three vehicle crash in Fauquier County Monday morning, authorities said.
According to Virginia State Police, the crash took place around 7:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 29 near …
Police release names of Remington fatal crash victims
Police today released more details on a fiery crash at the intersection of James Madison Highway and Freeman’s Ford Road in Remington on Monday that left two people dead and one seriously injured.
According to the Virginia State Police, a 2000 …
Uber Knew Fired Exec Had Info at Center of Google Theft Case
The lawsuit maintains that Uber then transplanted the intellectual property allegedly stolen by Levandowski into its own fleet of self-driving vehicles.
This is a charge that Uber has adamantly denied since Waymo filed its complaint in federal court four …
How could the result of this lawsuit affect your intellectual property? https://t.co/9C1KF0YC4b
— Jason H. Rosenblum (@JHRLegal) June 22, 2017
Uber Fires Former Google Engineer at Heart of Self-Driving Dispute
Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, left, with Anthony Levandowski, a vice president of technology at Uber, whose firing was announced to staff members on Tuesday.
Uber said Tuesday that …
— Anthony Verna (@avernalaw) June 21, 2017
YETI Alleges Promo Drinkware Violates Intellectual Property Rights
YETI Coolers believes that companies in the promotional products industry are infringing on its intellectual property rights through the selling of alleged knockoff drinkware products and related marketing that aims to cash in on the Austin, TX-based …
— James Hayward (@jhayward__) June 20, 2017
PhishMe® Files Second Intellectual Property Enforcement Action Against Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.
PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, announced today that it has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. (“Wombat”) in the United States …
Qualcomm’s chairman calls out Apple for its iPhone chip royalty lawsuit
“People want to get around, they see intellectual property as a cost in their billable materials, and they just want to pay less,” he said.
“But for us, we want to continue to drive technology forward, and importantly, we want to spread it across a …
MU wins round in lawsuit with professor – Columbia Daily Tribune
The ruling doesn’t end Suppes’ legal battles with the university.
On Aug. 25, a trial will be held in a lawsuit dating to 2009 where Suppes and the university dispute claims to intellectual property.
Suppes has another lawsuit pending in federal court …
Holdout J.Crew Lenders File New Lawsuit to Block Restructuring Bid
J.Crew Group Inc. lenders are asking a New York judge to block a restructuring transaction they say would move the retailer’s intellectual property, including its brands, beyond their reach.
Eaton Vance Management and Highland Capital Management LP …
Arthur Andersen accuses Andersen Tax of forgery
In the lawsuit, the French firm claimed that Andersen Tax acquired the trademarks from a company called SAW IP NA NV that was formed under the laws of Curacao and was liquidated in November 2010, “without any assets at the time of its liquidation …
Police identify victim in I-10 fatal crash
Lafayette police identity the person who was killed in an accident yesterday evening along I-10 West.
Police responded to the two-vehicle crash at mile marker 105 (Louisiana Avenue) at 7:00 p.m..
Kimmett Washington, 32, of New Orleans, was …
HCSO: Suspected drunk driver causes fatal crash https://t.co/14MkexxuBu
— CW39Houston (@CW39Houston) June 24, 2017
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale Newark- Delaware State Police are… https://t.co/HTWfPF1M2v
— DE State Police PIO (@DEStatePolice) June 24, 2017
Coroner identifies victim in early morning fatal crash in Lexington County
The Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the victim in a fatal crash that happened Saturday morning in Lexington County.
The coroner 26-year-old Caleb Metz of Augusta died at the scene of the collision from his injuries.
State Police investigate fatal crash in Lea County
New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal crash just outside of Hobbs.
It happened Friday afternoon on US 62/180 near mile marker 76, about 26 miles west of Hobbs.
NMSP says the on-scene investigation revealed a vehicle …
Mark Cason Garrett, 23 years of age was arrested in triple fatal car crash. https://t.co/k9oGM2dwsE
— DRB Media Communicat (@DRBMEDIACOM) June 24, 2017
— Niagara Gazette (@NiagaraGazette) June 24, 2017
Waterbury police investigate after double fatal accident
Waterbury Police say an accident that happened Friday morning left two people dead, and one injured.
Around 8 a.m., police say a car driven by Katherine Wadman, 73, of Waterbury, was driving southbound on Route 73, approaching the …
Fatal accident closes Northbound I-55 in Jefferson County
Northbound Interstate 55 was closed near Route A for several hours on Friday afternoon due to an fatal accident.
The accident happened near mile marker 175.
Police tell News 4 that three vehicles were involved in the crash.
The accident started when a …
Patients who received Medtronic’s Infuse product to get $8.45 million in settlements
Two patients who were injured by Medtronic’s controversial Infuse bone graft product will receive a combined $8.45 million in settlements with the University of California Los Angeles, where a doctor with financial ties to the company used the product …
Medtronic Disentangles From Durrani Infuse Lawsuits
Spine patients in Ohio who had back surgery performed by federal fugitive, Atiq Durrani M.D., joined together to sue Medtronic because Durrani used Infuse in an alleged off-label fashion.
Durrani is currently practicing back surgery on Pakistanis after …
Regents OK $8.5 million for 2 patients suing over financial conflicts
The University of California regents have agreed to pay nearly $8.5 million to settle two lawsuits alleging that a well-known UCLA spine surgeon failed to …
In letter to Franken, FDA defends handling of Medtronic’s Infuse study
After receiving the FDA’s response to his questions, Franken says the handling of Medtronic’s Infuse study signals a broader need to change how the agency safeguards the public’s health.
He called for “a more robust, proactive medical device …
Sen. Franken pushes for review of Medtronic Infuse study
Medtronic InFuse Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) is pushing for more details on Medtronic’s (NYSE:MDT) study of its Infuse Bone Graft, saying that the product …