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$175K wrongful death settlement before Board of Estimates
Tuesday April 14th 2015, 1:01 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The city's spending panel is scheduled to approve Wednesday a $175,000 settlement with the family of a man shot and killed by police in July 2012. The family of Michael Omar Wudtee filed a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit in October 2013, according to court records. The case was scheduled for trial in February but was settled a month earlier, according to online court records. [News Source]

Settlement reached in wrongful death suit against Nelson woman acquitted of murder, arson
Tuesday April 14th 2015, 2:50 am Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

LOVINGSTON — The family of a Nelson County man killed in an August 2009 house fire in Lovingston reached a settlement Monday in a wrongful death lawsuit against the woman who was acquitted last year o [News Source]

Settlement reached in wrongful death case
Monday April 13th 2015, 9:08 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

LOVINGSTON — The family of a Nelson County man killed in an August 2009 house fire in Lovingston reached a settlement Monday in a wrongful death lawsuit against the woman who was acquitted last year o [News Source]

Parents of man shot, killed by deputies sue county
Monday April 13th 2015, 1:58 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed by the parents of one of two men shot to death by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after one of the victims brandished a handgun later found to be fake. [News Source]

Parents of man shot to death by sheriff’s deputies sue county
Monday April 13th 2015, 1:00 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of one of two men shot to death by sheriff’s deputies in East Los Angeles last year after one of the victims allegedly displayed what appeared to be a handgun are suing the county for wrongful death and negligence, alleging he posed no threat to the lawmen. Ruben and Maria Bermudez, the father […] [News Source]

Walter Scott's family to file wrongful death and civil rights violation lawsuit
Thursday April 09th 2015, 4:47 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

Family of black man who was shot dead by North Charleston officer Michael Slager is latest to sue town and police department for discriminatory practices Walter Scott’s family plans to file a lawsuit against the city of North Charleston, its police department and police officer Michael Slager, who fatally shot Scott while he was running away from the officer. Continue reading... [News Source]

U.S. liable in death of lawyer Dershowitz's sister-in-law: judge
Thursday April 09th 2015, 4:26 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

(Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government is liable for the accidental death of the sister-in-law of prominent criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Marilyn Dershowitz, 68, was crushed to death by a U.S. Postal Service truck while bicycling with her husband, Nathan, in Manhattan in 2011. The following month, the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ... [News Source]