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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Sam Houston Electric Cooperative

The family of a Liberty County, Texas, resident who died on November 29 last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the local power company.

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.

Family Sues Apartment Owner after Teenager Dies in Fire

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of 19-year-old Kristen Milano, who died due to smoke inhalation after another teenager threw a firecracker through her bedroom window, has filed a wrongful death suit.

Eric Morelli, who threw the firecracker, was awarded 7-year prison sentence last month for causing the death of Milano. He said he was hoping to awaken Milano’s brother.

The lawsuit names the apartment owner, the town of Southington and local fire departments as the defendants and claims that the owner showed negligence by not installing window screen despite their continual requests.

The lawsuit was filed at New Britain Superior Court, Connecticut.