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Sep 26
2013
The parents of a college student who died during a strenuous practice due to complications of sickle cell disease filed a lawsuit against the college, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

The parents of Jack Hill, Jr., a 21-year old senior at Slippery Rock University, filed a lawsuit alleging that the college and NCAA failed to test their son for the sickle cell trait. Testing of athletes became required by the NCAA in Division I schools in 2010, but not for Division II schools like Slippery Rock until 2012, as athletes with the sickle cell trait have special resuscitation needs during exercise-...

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Wrongful Death
Sep 26
2013
A man whose wife died after eating a tainted cantaloupe bought at a local Walmart has re-filed a lawsuit in federal court, according to Frenkel & Frenkel.

A man, whose wife died after eating a cantaloupe tainted with Listeria monocytogenes, removed his lawsuit against a local Walmart from state court, re-filing the action in federal court in an effort to control expenses. Frederick M. Lollar, of Sheridan, Wyoming, claims that the store is responsible for his wife’s death because they did not warn customers of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall of the products,...

Sep 26
2013
The family of a woman who drowned in the Lazy River at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor filed suit against the park, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

The family of a 64-year old mother and grandmother filed suit against Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, alleging that employees failed to act properly, which led to the woman’s death on Sept. 5, 2011. The family of Linda Forbes seeks unspecified damages. “Chaotic and Un-unified” Melinda Forbes and Michelle Trail, daughters of the victim, were at the park with their mother and children. They had just finished riding the Sea Wolf and returned to their...

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Wrongful Death
Sep 26
2013
Police officially charged a teenager with manslaughter and assault after a drunk driving crash that killed four and injured eleven, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

The 16-year old driver of the Ford pickup involved in a crash that killed four people and injured eleven was officially charged by the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office. Eric Crouch faces four counts of intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault, the district attorney's office explained. Crouch appeared at a hearing with his parents at the Scott D. Moore Juvenile Justice Center, where officials...

Sep 25
2013

With their son lying in a coma, suffering from the effects of a traumatic brain injury, the parents of Sergio E. Molina filed suit against the 16-year old driver of the pickup truck in which Molina was a passenger, as well as the teen’s parents. According to police, Ethan Crouch, the driver, had a blood alcohol content of 0.24, which is three times the legal limit. Four people died and eleven were injured in the crash. Difficult Accident Scene Investigators say that the accident scene was horrific, as Crouch, who was driving a Ford pickup truck with seven other teens, swerved off the road...

Sep 23
2013

A lawsuit filed by the parents of a 10-year old boy whose female principal stripped him down to his underwear may proceed, according to U.S. Magistrate Judge William A. Webb. The judge denied a motion to dismiss the case against the principal, Teresa Holmes, and the Sampson County (North Carolina) school board.

A judge ordered a lawsuit to move forward, agreeing that a 10-year-old child’s Fourth Amendment rights may have been violated, according to Frenkel & Frenkel.

Strip Search In June 2012, Holmes, who has since retired, required the boy to strip after $20 in the...

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Lawsuits Filed