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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.

Family of Case Western Reserve University Student Killed in Plane Crash Files Wrongful Death Suit

Justice scale on blue backgroundThe family of 18-year-old Abraham Pishevar who was killed in a plane crash last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the student pilot, the plane’s owner, and a fraternity at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

The Cessna 172R crashed minutes after taking off from Cuyahoga County Airport, Ohio, on August 25, 2014.

According to the lawsuit, the nighttime flight that Pishevar boarded along with three other students was a part of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity’s recruitment drive. The suit alleges that the flight club failed to inspect the aircraft properly before allowing it to take off and says 19-year-old William Felten should have known that he was not capable of piloting the plane safely.

The lawsuit has been filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.

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.

Parents Sue Manufacturer and Amazon After Teenager Dies of Caffeine Powder Overdose

arbitrationFollowing the death of 18-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, due to caffeine powder overdose, his parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the powder manufacturer and Amazon.

According to Dennis and Katie Stiner, one of their son’s classmates bought the Hard Rhino caffeine powder from Amazon. Their son consumed the powder and was later found dead in the family home. The doctors concluded that his death was caused due to “cardiac arrhythmia and seizure caused by acute caffeine toxicity.”

As per the consumer advocacy site CaffeineInformer, there are more than 4700 milligrams of caffeine in a teaspoon of the Hard Rhino powder while a standard 16-oz coffee cup contains only around 320 milligrams.

Logan’s parents alleged that even though the Hard Rhino label says the powder “can be dangerous if abused” and “failure to follow safety guidelines can result in serious injury or death”, the product label does not provide any specific instructions on how to use it properly.

The lawsuit does not only name Logan’s classmate who bought the powder from Amazon and the company that packages the Hard Rhino powder, but also seeks compensation from the online retailer Amazon.