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Parents of an 11-year-old girl who died after choking on a marshmallow have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
According to Jason and Iris Estabrooks, their daughter Azriel was attending a birthday party at Raymond and Alison Dugan’s home on April 16th when she ingested a marshmallow that got stuck in her throat. “After suffering the pain and fear of choking and an inability to breath and an inability to speak, Azriel lost consciousness and fell to the ground,” the lawsuit claimed.
She was later taken to hospital where she died on April 21.
The lawsuit accuses the hosts of carelessness and negligence.
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.
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.
Lamar Hawkins shot himself in a school bathroom last year. According to the lawsuit, he committed suicide after being bullied for months by some students at Greenwood Lakes Middle School. His parents had complained to the principal more than 10 times but the school failed to take any action.
Seminole County investigators found no evidence of bullying in the case. However, Attorney Matt Morgan said, “Verbal assaults are bullying. Going online and attacking people on Facebook, on all these various sites, on Instagram… that’s bullying,” Morgan said. “Just because someone doesn’t have their teeth knocked out everyday doesn’t mean that they’re not going to school and being bullied. That’s the key distinction.”
According to the lawsuit, Ward had climbed from his car and was attempting to confront Stewart when the latter ‘deliberately’ veered his car. It claims that, “Stewart could have easily acted reasonably and with prudence to avoid striking Ward, just as all other drivers had done as they passed Ward during the yellow caution flag.”
The plaintiffs, Kevin and Pamela Ward, are claiming unspecified monetary damages. “Our son was truly the light of our lives and we miss him terribly every day… Our hope is that this lawsuit will hold Tony Stewart responsible for killing our son and show him there are real consequences when someone recklessly takes another person’s life,” they said in a statement.