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7th death blamed on 2013 Philly building collapse
Tuesday July 22nd 2014, 2:48 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a truck driver who died of heart disease weeks after he survived a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday linking his death to the catastrophe. [News Source]

Family of man who died 3 weeks after Center City building collapse files suit
Tuesday July 22nd 2014, 12:42 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a man who died three weeks after the June 2013 building collapse at 22nd and Market streets has filed a wrongful death suit, claiming he died as "a direct result" of injuries he suffered while trapped in the rubble. [News Source]

Seventh Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed As A Result Of June 5, 2013 Philadelphia Market St. Building Collapse
Tuesday July 22nd 2014, 11:00 am Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A seventh wrongful death complaint has been filed as a result of the fatally flawed June 5, 2013 Market Street building collapse that leveled the adjoining, occupied Salvation Army Thrift Store at the corner of 22nd & Market, according to attorneys for the estate of Danny C. Johnson. Jeffrey P. Goodman, of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett ... [News Source]

R.J. Reynolds to fight widow's $23.6B legal win
Tuesday July 22nd 2014, 7:39 am Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

Tobacco giant vows to appeal whopping wrongful death award, but widow Cynthia Robinson says "justice has been served" [News Source]

Lawsuit filed in boys' deaths
Monday July 21st 2014, 11:58 am Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

FONDA - A wrongful-death lawsuit filed in Montgomery County Court on behalf of the mothers of two murdered teens is seeking damages in excess of $25,000. [News Source]

Widow of chain smoker awarded £13.4bn in punitive damages against tobacco company
Sunday July 20th 2014, 12:19 am Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

Cynthia Robinson sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 2008 over the 1996 death of her husband, who smoked heavily from his early teens, on a wrongful death claim [News Source]

Florida jury awards record $23 billion against RJ Reynolds
Saturday July 19th 2014, 8:37 pm Filed under Wrongful death lawsuit

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker. The judgment, returned on Friday night, was the largest in Florida history in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by ... [News Source]