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Domino’s Pizza Ordered to Pay Over $10 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Justice scale on blue backgroundAfter a crash with a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver killed a man, an Orange County jury has awarded over $10 million in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his widow.

Richard Wiederhold, a district fire chief in Brevard County, suffered a spinal cord injury in the January 2011 crash, that resulted in Quadriplegy. He later died of his injuries in March 2012.

The jury determined that Michigan-based Domino’s Pizza was responsible for its franchisees and ordered them to pay over $10 million.

Domino’s Pizza LLC is planning on petitioning for a new trial. Company spokesperson Tim McIntyre said. “The delivery driver was an employee of an independent franchise owner…As he did not work for us, we believe there are grounds for a new trial.”

Judge Rules Porsche Not at Fault in Roger Rodas, Paul Walker Crash

courtroomA 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.

Husband of Akron Plane Crash Victim Files Lawsuit Against Plane’s Owner

courtroomThe husband of Diana Suriel, one of the seven passengers killed in a plane crash last year, has filed a lawsuit against the plane’s owner in a Florida court.

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.

Egyptian Resorts Lose $766 Million Since Metrojet Flight 9268 Crash

aviationFollowing the crash of Metrojet flight 9268 last year, Egypt’s Red Sea resorts have suffered losses of $766 million.

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.”

Family Sues Uber After Crash Kills 20-Year-Old Boy

The family of 20-year-old Pablo Sanchez Jr., who died as the Uber car he was travelling in crashed and exploded, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and Uber Technologies Inc.

According to the lawsuit, Sanchez was killed on December 27 after he hired Uber to take him and his friends home from downtown Miami. However, the Uber driver appeared to be falling asleep and was hit by another car as he took a left turn. Sanchez got trapped in the car while everyone else was able to get out before the vehicle exploded.

The family is suing Uber for failing to properly train the driver. The Uber driver, car owner, and the driver of the other car have also been named in the lawsuit.

Moscow Court Dismisses Complaint Filed by Families of Metrojet Crash Victims

Justice scale on blue backgroundBasmanny District Court of Moscow, Russia, dismissed a complaint filed against the investigators working on Metrojet Flight 9268 crash.

The Airbus A321 crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on October 31st, killing all 224 aboard.

The complaint filed by the victims’ families accused the investigators of inaction. According to their lawyer Igor Trunov, no information has been given regarding the investigation and no one knows under which article the case is being investigated. He further said that the families had first requested the head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, to look into the matter but he did not respond to them.

Paul Walker’s Daughter Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Porsche

Paul Walker’s 16-year-old daughter Meadow is suing Porsche for her father’s death.

The Fast & Furious actor was killed after the Porsche Carrera GT he was travelling in crashed. Authorities said the accident happened due to speeding between 80 to 93 MPH.

According to the lawsuit, Roger Rodas was driving between 63 and 71 MPH and the vehicle had “a history of instability and control issues.” Meadow’s lawyers said in a statement, “The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street. And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas.”

Father of Teenager Killed While Driving Drunk Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Alcohol Businesses

autoThe father of Johnathan Taylor, who was killed on June 28, 2014 at Hunting Ridge Road, North Raleigh in North Carolina, while driving drunk, has sued the businesses who served and supplied alcohol at the wedding party Johnathan had attended before the crash.

Johnathan, 18, who was a fresh graduate, was returning from a wedding party held at physician Charles Matthews’s home, when his car smashed into a tree.

The wrongful- death lawsuit was filed by the Taylors against “Ridgewood Wine & Beer”, the company that supplied alcohol at the party, and “Parizade”, a Durham caterer and restaurant, that served alcohol at the party. The Wake County ABC Board is also being sued for selling alcohol to underage, as the Taylors claim Johnathan had visited ABC store at Cameron Village before the party.

Family of Businessman Killed in Train Crash Files Wrongful Death Suit against Amtrak

autoThe family of a business man, killed in the May 12 train accident near Philadelphia, has sued Amtrak for their alleged outrageous conduct and negligence in the crash.

Robert Gildersleeve Jr., 45, who was the vice president of a food safety company ‘Ecolab’, was killed along with 7 other people when the Amtrak train derailed after approaching a sharp curve at the speed of over 100 mph. Over 200 people were injured in the accident.

The wrongful-death lawsuit was filed on June 29 on behalf of Gildersleeve’s wife Danna, 2 children and his parents.

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash: Passengers File Class Action Suit in South Korea

Passengers of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that crashed in San Francisco in 2013 have filed a class action suit in South Korea.

There were about 300 passengers aboard the ill-fated Boeing 777 plane at the time of crash. Three Chinese passengers were killed while around 180 others were injured.

The lawsuit has been filed by 53 passengers, including 25 Chinese, 27 South Koreans and one Indian. It seeks a sum of $30 million as a compensation for mental distress, injuries and damage to personal property.