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Florida jury awards $23 billion punitive damages against RJ Reynolds

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:32pm EDT (Reuters) - A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 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 a single plaintiff, according to Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the woman's lawyer, Chris Chestnut. Cynthia Robinson of Florida Panhandle city of Pensacola sued the cigarette maker in 2008 over the death of her...

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Ex-judge wants more from CHA settlement in 3-year-old’s death

BY TIM NOVAK Staff Reporter tnovak@suntimes.com August 12, 2012 11:24PM I t’s been four years since an iron gate fell at a Chicago Housing Authority project, crushing 3-year-old Curtis Cooper as he pedaled his tricycle. But the legal battles that arose following the little boy’s death continue, now extending longer than his entire life. After Curtis’ death, his mother, Pamela Cooper, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit that she has settled for $2 million with the CHA and its former property-management company, Urban Property Advisors — a deal she struck after dropping former CHA chairman Martin Nesbitt and the family of Allison S. Davis, the...

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Lawsuit filed by family of teen killed in fall at shuttered hospital

July 19, 2012|By Naomi Nix | Tribune reporter The family of a 16-year-old boy who died after falling from the second floor onto the concrete floor of the former Ravenswood Hospital building has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owners. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that the building’s owner, Lycee Francais de Chicago, failed to maintain the site in a safe condition when Jose Morales fell through a hole in the second floor of the building earlier this month. The lawsuit also names American Demolition Corporation. On July 2, Morales and two other boys, both 17,...

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Family files wrongful death suit against Illinois company in fatal crash

July 17, 2012|By Naomi Nix | Tribune reporter A family filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against an Illinois construction company after one of its drivers was involved in a car crash in Lee County in western Illinois last year that killed three of their relatives. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleges that Martin & Company Excavating was negligent when Nathan Merrill drove a company car at a high speed through a stop sign and struck and killed the driver of another vehicle and two of his passengers. Both Merrill and the company are named as defendants. Merrill was driving...

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Brother of victim files wrongful-death suit in Lakeview taxi accident

July 10, 2012|By Naomi Nix | Tribune reporter A relative of an 86-year-old pedestrian who was fatally struck by taxi last year in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the driver and cab company. Brian Kier says Mohammed Ahmed was negligent last August when he failed to yield to Coral Kier while she was walking across Sheridan Road, according to the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit also names Yellow Cab Affiliation Inc. as a defendant. Ahmed was traveling west on Briar Place Aug. 22 when he tried to turn left on Sheridan. His cab then hit...

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“Talent” Contestant Sues Hotel in Wife’s Death

A contestant on "America's Got Talent" files a wrongful death lawsuit against the Biltmore Hotel in connection with his wife's 2010 death at the LA landmark By Jason Kandel Monday, Jul 9, 2012 | Updated 7:24 PM CDT A wrongful death lawsuit against the Biltmore Hotel moved forward on Monday when a man whose wife was found dead at the LA landmark during an audition for “America’s Got Talent” alleged the hotel destroyed evidence to cover up the slaying of his wife. The allegation comes as part of a lawsuit filed by Joseph Finley in March 2011. The body of his wife, Laura, was...

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Settlement reached in motorcyclist’s crash death

City to pay $1.55 Million settlement in officer-involved accident The father of a man killed when an Indianapolis police officer's cruiser crashed into his motorcycle said the family has reached a $1.55 million settlement with the city in their wrongful death lawsuit. Aaron Wells told The Indianapolis Star the settlement in his son Eric Well's death doesn't make him feel better but it helps "any time you can put something behind you in this whole matter." Wells said the family's suit was on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago. Settlement reached in motorcyclist's crash death...

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City of Park Ridge found liable in boy’s death, ordered to pay $5M

By JENNIFER JOHNSON jjohnson@pioneerlocal.com March 13, 2012 1:36PM The city of Park Ridge has been ordered to pay $5.18 million to the estate of a 15-year-old Park Ridge boy following last week’s verdict in a wrongful-death lawsuit stretching back seven years. A jury on March 8 found the city liable in the death of Maine South High School student Joseph Furio, who died Oct. 31, 2004, from a drug overdose. JoAnn Abruzzo, Furio’s mother and administrator of his estate, filed the wrongful death lawsuit in 2005, alleging that Park Ridge paramedics had failed to properly evaluate her son and provide medical care when...

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Railroad will pay $6 million to family of Chicago woman killed at University Park crossing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First Posted: March 14, 2012 - 4:02 am CHICAGO — The family of a woman killed at a University Park railroad crossing two years ago will receive $6 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.. Dance instructor Katie Ann Lunn of Chicago was killed in April 2010 when her vehicle was hit by a high-speed train at a crossing after she left a competition at Governor's State University. A lawsuit filed by the family against Illinois Central Railroad Co. claimed the crossing signals had been deactivated earlier that day for maintenance and never turned back on. The railroad admitted liability after...

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Family of slain Beverly teen sues accused, family

The parents of a Chicago teenager who police said was killed after another Chicago teen punched him at an Indiana beach July 4 filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the teen accused of throwing the punch, his sister and his mother. James Malecek, of Chicago, is charged in LaPorte County, Ind., with aggravated battery, involuntary manslaughter and battery in the death of Kevin Kennelly Jr., 17, who lived in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Malecek has pleaded not guilty. Malecek, who was 19 at the time of the incident, is accused of punching Kennelly in the head at a...

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