Virginia Joins Trinity Guardrails Whistleblower Lawsuit

Virginia Joins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Trinity for Faulty Guardrails Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has added the state to a whistleblower lawsuit against Trinity Industries and Trinity Highway Products for selling faulty guardrails that had not passed federal testing. “It is shocking that a company would think they could secretly modify a safety device in a way that may actually pose a threat to Virginia motorists,” Attorney General Herring said in a press release. “Trinity had an obligation to test and seek approval for its … [Read more...]

Roller Coaster Wrongful Death Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

Family, Six Flags, Ride Manufacturer All Reach Settlement in Roller Coaster Wrongful Death Lawsuit Six Flags Entertainment, as well as roller coaster manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides reached a settlement with the family that filed a roller coaster wrongful death lawsuit against both companies last year when a loved one fell to her death because of a faulty roller coaster seat. Rosa Esparza, 52, a resident of Dallas, Texas, went to Six Flags Over Arlington in July 2013 with her family and rode a roller coaster called the Texas Giant, … [Read more...]

Takata and Honda Sued for Faulty Airbag Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Takata and Honda After Accident Linked to Faulty Airbag On Monday, November 17th, Takata Corp and Honda Motor Corp, who have both issued numerous safety recalls and been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent months due to faulty airbags that will explode when a part corrodes, now face a wrongful death lawsuit from a family that linked a car accident to the airbags. Hien Tran died last month from complications on October 2nd, three days after her 2001 model year Honda Accord hit another car, and the … [Read more...]

GM Vehicle Recall Class Action Consolidated

Class Action Lawsuit Against GM For Vehicle Recall Consolidated in Federal Court A panel of federal judges consolidated a class action lawsuit against General Motors for personal injury and wrongful death related to the company’s ignition switch vehicle recall in the Southern District of New York. The Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated the cases under US District Court Judge Jesse Furman. Furman was appointed to the vehicle recall lawsuit by President Barack Obama. Although GM’s strategy was to have the vehicle … [Read more...]

GM Hit with Personal Injury Lawsuit After Major Vehicle Recall

Proposed Personal Injury Class Action Lawsuit Against GM Related to Deaths and Delayed Major Vehicle Recall On Friday, March 14th, General Motors (GM) was hit with two personal injury/wrongful death lawsuits related to their recent major vehicle recall. The lawsuits are part of a proposed class action against the vehicle manufacturer for serious delays in the vehicle recall. Last month, when the first part of the ignition switch vehicle recall was issued, GM acknowledged that it knew about at least 13 deaths related to crashes. When the … [Read more...]

Daughters File Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Father’s Death

Daughters File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Dump Truck Company for Wheelchair-Bound Father’s Death Last year, a wheelchair-bound man died after being struck by a dump truck at a crosswalk in Five Points. Now, his daughters have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the trucking company. George Jackson, 67, was in a motorized wheelchair and reportedly had the right of way to cross Harden Street, when a dump truck driven by William Crutchfield stopped at a red light, then “Crutchfield … drove the dump truck forward through … [Read more...]

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Red Bull

Family of Man Who Died After Drinking Red Bull Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit The family of a New York man who died after consuming Red Bull has filed a wrongful death lawsuit for $85 million. Brooklyn construction worker Cory Terry, who was 33 at the time of his death, died in 2011 after playing basketball in a gym at Stephen Decatur Middle School. Reports say that after playing the game for 45 minutes, Terry drank a Red Bull, became light-headed, and collapsed. The cause of death was idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, meaning that his … [Read more...]

Jackson Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Coming to a Close

After 5 Months at Trial, Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed on behalf of Michael Jackson Ending Soon Reportedly, on Wednesday, September 18th, the defense attorneys, in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Jackson family on behalf of Michael Jackson, will rest their case. This will bring to a close the 5-month-long wrongful death trial. Michael Jackson’s mother and three children are suing AEG Live, a concert promoter, for liability in the King of Pop’s death after the company hired, retained, or supervised the doctor responsible for Jackson’s … [Read more...]

Family of Murdered Pregnant Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Family Sues Doctor, Hospital, and Craigslist in Wrongful Death Lawsuit The family of an Ohio woman who was allegedly murdered when she was 9 months pregnant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on her, and her unborn daughter’s, behalf. The family seeks $40 million in the wrongful death suit, for the emotional toll that Deanna Ballman’s death took on her loved ones. The lawsuit covers the wrongful death of Ballman’s unborn daughter, whom she reportedly wanted to name Mabel. The lawsuit has been filed in the Delaware County Court of Common … [Read more...]