UPDATE: Wrongful Death Lawsuits Around the US

Missouri trooper charged with drowning death of handcuffed suspect pleads guilty to minor boating offense

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mo-trooper-charged-death-suspect-pleads-guilty-lesser-charge-article-1.3284603A 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 …

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Family sues over fatal police shooting of Louisiana black man

https://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/national/family-sues-fatal-police-shooting-louisiana-black-man-article-1.3283453The 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.

The …

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Family of Hoboken Derailment Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NATL-NY-1-Dead-More-Than-100-Hurt-in-Hoboken-Train-Crash-431169943.htmlThe 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 …

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Family Of Alton Sterling Sues His Killers & City Of Baton Rouge

http://appsforpcdaily.com/2017/06/family-of-alton-sterling-sues-his-killers-city-of-baton/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 …

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Philando Castile’s family reaches $3M settlement in his death

https://nypost.com/2017/06/26/philando-castiles-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 …

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Ex-Knick Marcus Camby sued over autistic nephew’s drowning

https://nypost.com/2017/06/23/ex-knick-marcus-camby-sued-over-autistic-nephews-drowning/HOUSTON
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 …

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Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

https://www.wkbw.com/news/national/ferguson-attorney-brown-family-settlement-15-millionST. 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 …

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Expert troubled by claims of wrongful deaths at Syracuse nursing home

https://www.syracuse.com/health/index.ssf/2017/06/expert_troubled_by_claims_of_wrongful_deaths_at_syracuse_nursing_home.htmlSYRACUSE, N.Y.
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 …

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Family of Ohio teen killed by brain-eating amoeba files wrongful death suit against whitewater rafting facility

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/family-18-year-old-killed-brain-eating-amoeba-files-lawsuit-article-1.3262756The 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 …

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