The family of a woman who was shot to death in 2014 by her husband has filed a $1.5 million wrongful death lawsuit.
Raymond Johnson, 39, of Oregon City, Oregon, fatally shot his wife Rebekah Johnson, 32, in their driveway. He was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon in 2015, and is serving 23 years in prison.
The lawsuit, filed by Rebekah’s father, claims that her death has left her kids without a mother and deprived her parents of her companionship.
A judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of Roger Rodas, who died with the Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker in a car crash in 2013.
The lawsuit, filed by Kristine Rodas, alleged that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT car went out of control because of a faulty part in the suspension. She also claimed that four specific defects in the car also contributed to the crash that killed Walker and Rodas.
However, U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez dismissed the lawsuit and ruled that the Porsche executives were not responsible for the crash, and the design defects were speculation. The ruling said, “Plaintiff has provided no competent evidence that Rodas’ death occurred as a result of any wrongdoing on the part of Defendant.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a man who was shot and killed after he broke into a house in Helena, Montana.
The lawsuit alleges that Henry Thomas Johnson was running away when James George Stiffler shot him in the back. It accuses Stiffler of negligence, wrongful death and infliction of emotional distress.
The suit has been filed by Roxeen and Byron Wieder, the guardians of Johnson’s daughter.
In Kedrowski v. Valters Aviation, Lycoming et al. $27.7 m. in compensation was awarded to Mahtomedi Minnesota’s Mark Kedrowski, after faulty airplane parts in the plane he was piloting caused a crash that changed his life. Any time an accident results in amputation, the medical bills, prosthetics, and compensating technologies result in escalating medical bills. The award will will enable Kedrowski to deal with lifetime costs resulting from the accident.
On September 3, 2010, Mark had been flying a Kwech GLASAIR RG SUPER 11S airplane. It crashed near lake Elmo Minnesota. After the accident, Kedrowski was found trapped in the plane, still in his seat belt. Kedrowski held a FAA private pilot certificate with airplane single engine land and instrument ratings and a third-class medical certificate.
Kedrowski’s case was handled in Ramsey County. Lycoming Engine denied that their malfunctioning fuel pump was responsible.
The Hawker 125-700 plane went down on November 10th while it was attempting to land at Akron Fulton International Airport in Summit County, Ohio. There were nine people aboard at the time, including the pilot, the co-pilot, and seven passengers; all of them were killed in the crash.
The lawsuit filed by Diana’s husband Joel Castillo said that Rais Group International, that owned the plane, as well as ExecuFlight Inc., that leased it from the owner, allowed the pilots to fly the plane with defective equipment. It further alleges that the pilots did not have proper licenses and operated the aircraft at a dangerously low altitude that made the landing difficult.
The lawsuit was filed by the family of Jackie Fox who died of ovarian cancer. The family claims that the cancer was caused by the J&J talcum powder that Fox used throughout her life. According to the lawsuit, the company failed to warn the customers that the talc used in their feminine hygiene products can migrate through the vagina and increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
The jury found that the company was aware of the increased risk of ovarian cancer from talc but did not take any action to warn the customers.
The company has been ordered to pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitive damages.
Lester Berry, 70, had congestive heart failure and chronic pulmonary disease that required constant oxygen supply.
The lawsuit alleges that Berry was not able to get oxygen because Sam Houston Electric Cooperative cut off his electricity connection. It further claims that although he owed $129.62 for a previous month’s bill, the power company knew about his recurring illness and in the past had given him up to four months to pay bills.
The lawsuit accuses the power company of gross negligence and wrongful death, and is seeking over $1 million in damages.
The Russian Airbus A321 plane went down on October 31, shortly after departing Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. All 224 people aboard were killed in the crash.
Russia and many European countries suspended flights to Sharm-el-Sheikh following the incident.
South Sinai governor Khaled Fouda said on January 28, “The Red Sea resorts of Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada have lost 6 billion pounds in the past three months.”
Lum died in July 2009, after he was mistakenly arrested and jailed for public intoxication. According to the lawsuit, he had bipolar disorder and was suffering a psychotic episode when he was arrested.
The lawsuit was filed in 2010 and alleged false arrest, wrongful death, and violations of civil rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The former television sportscaster died in August of 2014 due to complications from an infection caused by bacteria found in marine environments.
According to the lawsuit, Sacknoff dined for one year at the dining establishment owned by chef Richard Reddington before his death. In July 2013, he and his friends suffered symptoms of food poisoning after eating undercooked scallops at the restaurant. While his friends recovered from the illness, he could not fully recover and died in 2014.
The family had also filed a complaint against Redd in August 2013, shortly after Sacknoff’s illness. In response to the complaint, the health inspectors inspected the facility and found out that the scallops were being served between 108 and 132 degrees while the proper cooking temperature is 145 degrees.