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Apr

Camarena Case Cited as Precedence in Wrongful Death Suit

The United States Department of Justice is citing precedence in a civil case filed by the family of slain ICE special agent, Jaime J. Zapata.  According to court documents, the DOJ is using the dismissal of a case in which a Mexican physician, Dr. Humberto Alvarez-Macha...

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12

Apr

Second Lawsuit Filed in Construction Accident that Killed Two

The family of a second man killed in a construction accident on Highway 80 East near Montgomery, Ala., has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The family of Lomax Phillips filed a lawsuit in January 2014, just a few days after the family of David Lee White filed a similar lawsui...

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12

Apr

Widow Resites/default/files Suit in Helicopter Crash

The widow of a prominent tax attorney refiled a $100 million lawsuit against a Florida billionaire regarding the 2012 helicopter crash that killed her husband. Lance Valdez was killed in Great Guana Cay when the helicopter he was in, piloted by Jeffrey Soffer, crashed. Origi...

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12

Apr

Parents File Suit in Exchange Student Skiing Death

The family of Niclas Waschle, a German exchange student living with a Montana family when he died in a skiing accident, filed suit against the ski resort, the host family and the company that arranged for his exchange student experience. Niclas' mother, Patricia Birkhold-Wa...

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12

Apr

Settlement Reached after Inmate’s Death

Lawyers for a 10-year old California boy whose father died while an inmate in the Santa Rita Jail have reached a settlement with the jail health care provider and Alameda County. According to court records, the family claimed that the man was beaten, tased and not given...

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12

Apr

Jury Awards Landmark Award in Dram Shop Lawsuit

A jury awarded the family of a man killed by a drunk driver over $18 million, agreeing the establishment violated dram shop laws, says Frenkel & Frenkel.In a landmark decision, a Texas jury awarded more than $18 million to the family of a young man killed by a drunk driver...

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12

Apr

Fired Gas Leak Surveyor Linked to Two Explosions

A fired gas leak surveyor has been connected to at least two explosions that led to two severe injuries and one death, says Frenkel & Frenkel.Javier Garza, a gas leak surveyor employed by CenterPoint, has been connected to two separate explosions in the Houston ar...

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Apr

Hiker’s Family sites/default/files Lawsuit Against Wilderness Education Group

The family of a hiker who fell and drowned in India filed a lawsuit against the wilderness education group that sponsored the trip, says Frenkel & Frenkel.The family of Thomas Levi Plotkin filed a lawsuit against the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), a nonprofit or...

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Apr

Deadly Plane Crash Was Preventable Says Widow

The widow of a plane crash victim filed suit against the estate of the pilot, claiming the crash was preventable, says Frenkel & Frenkel.The widow of a passenger on a private plane that crashed in December 2011 near Teterboro Airport in New York filed suit against the estat...

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12

Apr

Houston Hotel Sued Over Electrocution Death

The family of a Harris County man who died from electrocution in a hotel pool is suing Hilton Worldwide, according to Frenkel & Frenkel.The mother and other relatives of a Harris County man who died from electrocution in the pool at the Houston Hilton Westchase fi...

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