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Wrongful-Death Damages

Wrongful death is a tort claim that occurs as a result of negligent conduct by a defendant. Most of the recoverable damages in a wrongful death suit are directed toward the survivors of the victim. Some of the recoverable economic damages include medical and funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of benefits caused by […]

COLUMN: The Law in Real Life: Why Judges Need Rules

COLUMN: The Law in Real Life by Linda Holmes, J.D. Why Judges Need Rules: The Case of the Dissent That Wasn’t Sept. 2, 2008 Judges have robes for a variety of reasons, one of which is to present an image of unity. Sports teams wear uniforms; so do the salespeople at Best Buy. The robe […]

Suit Questions Liability of Alcohol-Related Death

Suit Questions Liability of Alcohol-Related Death by Kathy Tatone, Attorney at Law March 20, 2008 Amanda Jax died of alcohol poisoning with a 0.46 blood alcohol level in October 2007. She died the morning after her 21st birthday, a few hours after celebrating with friends at Sidelines Bar & Grill in Mankato, Minn. Her parents […]

COMMENTARY: The Corporate Reaction to Defective Product Litigation

COMMENTARY: The Corporate Reaction to Defective Product Litigation by Robert A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law Sept. 26, 2007 Nine-month-old Liam John died of asphyxiation in his crib on April 11, 2005. The drop rail had detached from its plastic track, creating a gap through which Liam slipped feet-first. Instead of falling to the floor, which […]

Theme Park Accidents : Faulty Rides or Faulty Inspections?

Theme Park Accidents : Faulty Rides or Faulty Inspections? The Amusement Industry Dilemma by Laura Smith Aug. 9, 2007 Summertime is full of water parks, theme parks, amusement parks — and sometimes death and injury. It seems that more and more accidents or mishaps are taking place worldwide within the amusement industry. Earlier this summer, […]

Wrongful Death

Lea en español A wrongful death lawsuit allows you to pursue financial compensation when someone else causes the death of a loved one. Who Can Recover Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit The laws governing wrongful death actions vary from state to state, but all states limit the parties who can seek compensation to certain […]