Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Robert Durst sued in “right to sepulcher” lawsuit

Alleged murderer and  real estate firm heir, Robert Durst is being sued by the family of his first wife Kathleen, who claim he murdered her and hid the body. They are suing for $100 million in Nassau County. Durst is suspected of killing three people, including his first wife. He was arrested last March and charged with one of those murders. The suit stems from an HBO series where Read More →

Some answers about personal injury claims

The first big question is do I have a case? Well, that’s hard to say until all the facts are gathered. if you are injured through no fault of your own It is hard to say whether you have a case or not until an attorney gathers all the facts. In personal injury cases attorneys usually take injury cases on a contingency basis, which means, Read More →

Are ski resorts liable for deaths due to avalanches?

The Colorado Supreme heard oral arguments on this past Tuesday  on a question that could have major impacts on their liability. Are avalanches an inherent risk of skiing, or should resorts be liable for injuries caused by sliding snow within their boundaries? The case involves Colorado’s Ski Safety Act, created in 1979 and revised in 2006. It was enacted to protect Colorado ski areas from excessive Read More →

Connecticut Supreme Court rules expanding Children’s right to sue in the death of a parent

The Connecticut State Supreme Court ruled today that children have the right to sue for the loss of parental consortium when a parent is killed. The decision breaks with precedent over limits as to how much minor children can receive as a result of a lawsuit The ruling is the result of a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Jose Campos who was Read More →

NYC Housing Authority blames murder victim for her own death

New York City Housing Authority lawyers are trying to get a wrongful death suit dismissed on the grounds the murder victim should have known the risks of living in a public housing project. Twenty three-year old, Olivia Brown, 23, was shot and killed at the Lincoln Houses in July 2013, allegedly by a trespasser on the grounds. Housing Authority lawyers are claiming the shooting was “spontaneous” Read More →

2009 Wrongful death suit against NJ city for “polar bear” death to finally begin

A lawsuit filed in 2009 is finally going to trial. Jury selection began this week in U.S. District Court in Camden in the wrongfful death lawsuit of a thirty-five year old Philadelphia woman whose body was found near a pier in Sea Isle City on Feb. 15, 2009. Thirty-five year-old Tracy Hottenstein had been drinking after the event and and later that night fell off a Read More →

Surgeon becomes killer

On Dec. 11, 2011, Texas neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch sent an email to his medical assistant. In it he wrote I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold-blooded killer. Last month he was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and one count Read More →

Sister of slain kidnapper files wrongful death suit

The sister of a California murder suspect who was killed in the Idaho wilderness by FBI agents in two years ago has filed a wrongful death and excessive force lawsuit. 40 year-old James Lee DiMaggio was killed a week after he allegedly kidnapped 16-year-old Hannah Anderson after killing her mother and 8-year-old brother near San Diego, California. DiMaggio’s sister, Lora DiMaggio Robinson, called the killing unnecessary, Read More →

Construction managers charged in death of worker

Two construction managers who are charged in the death of a construction worker crushed by a collapsing wall have surrendered to police. Wilmer Cuevas and Alfonso Prestia, were indicted for allegedly refusing to shut down a construction site on 9th Avenue on April 6th  after an engineer sent to  observe the work warned them it was too dangerous. They are charged with criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter and Read More →

Buffalo concert venue sued in “banister death”

In June of 2014, 28 year-old medical student Rajan Verma attended a Lolawolf and Polica concert at Buffalo’s Tralf Music Hall after trying to ride the banister and falling between the staircase and the wall. Verma died in the hospital the next day. Now his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the venue claiming employees of the hall put a “sticky substance” on the banister Read More →