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Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Car Dealer after Man Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Justice on Wooden Piece Arranged by BusinessmanFollowing the death of a man due to carbon monoxide poisoning, his estate administrator has filed a wrongful death claim against Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, Illinois.

According to the complaint filed by Kevin O’Rourke on behalf of Phillip Osborne’s estate, Osborne died in May 2015 after he took his car to Autobarn Volkswagen for repair.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant failed to inform Osborne that his vehicle was releasing carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment, and then allowed him to travel back in the unsafe vehicle.

The plaintiff is seeking $50,000 in addition to the court costs.

Family Sues Nightclub after Man Dies of Flesh-Eating Infection

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of the man who died from an infection caused after a fight outside a San Diego nightclub has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Conner Kepple, 21, entered into a fight with nightclub employees after he was kicked out of the club for hitting a bouncer.

He later developed fast-spreading necrotizing fasciitis in an injured leg and died about a week after the fight.

The prosecutors have said they will not file criminal charges.

Jury Awards $5 Million to Family of Man Who Died in Montgomery County Hospital

Justice scale on blue backgroundFollowing the death of an 88-year-old man at Abington Memorial Hospital in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a jury has awarded $5 million to his family.

Marvin Summerford was shifted to the hospital in November 2008 due to episodes of fainting. He died less than a week later after radiologists misread an X-ray, causing a feeding tube to fill his left lung. According to plaintiffs’ lawyer Michael A. Trunk, “Marvin Summerford’s lung was pumped full of feeding solution, in essence slowly drowning him while he was fully conscious and his arms were restrained.”

The hospital said in a statement, “This was an unfortunate outcome for the family…However, the hospital is disappointed in the award and is considering post-trial options.”

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.”

Lawsuit Filed Against Man Who Shot Home Intruder

Justice on Wooden Piece Arranged by BusinessmanA 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.

Ohio County Circuit Court Awards $18 Million to Family of Man Killed in Explosion

cropped-Fotolia_72101625_XS.jpgThe Circuit Court of Ohio County has awarded $18 Million to the family of a man killed in an explosion at a Tyler County oil and gas operation in 2013.

According to the lawsuit, Bruce Phipps, 56, was killed due to negligence of companies that were involved in operating the Eureka-Hunter Pipeline, LLC Twin Hickory pig launching and receiving station.

The lawsuit named Eureka-Hunter Pipeline, LLC, Transtex Hunter, LLC, Apex Pipeline Services, Inc., Triad Hunter, LLC, Exterran Energy Solutions, LP, Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and Western Oilfields Supply Company, Inc. dba Rain For Rent as defendants.

Family of Man Fatally Shot by Newport News Police Files Wrongful Death Suit

Justice on Wooden Piece Arranged by BusinessmanThe family of Kawanza J. Beaty, a Newport News man who was shot by police, has filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that detective Randy Gibson Jr shot 23-year-old Beaty during a chase, after receiving a tip that he was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

The lawsuit names detective Randy Gibson Jr., Newport News Police Chief Richard W. Myers, and the City of Newport News as defendants.