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Nolan Erickson

Tornadoes in Massachusetts, Michigan Reminder That Tragedy Can Strike Anywhere

Several years ago, I was climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. At the base of the summit is a warning placard cautioning hikers that lightning has struck the mountain in every month of the…

David Mittleman

Jurors Award Texas Widow $1 Million for Husband's Missing Heart

The death of a loved one can be unbelievably hard to bear, especially when it is sudden and unexpected. But what if your loved one’s remains were desecrated so that you couldn’t have final closure?…

David Mittleman

Second Michigan Man Dies From Police Tasering Incident

A Livonia man tased two weeks ago by an Oakland County police officer died Tuesday of injuries he sustained during that altercation. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wayne County…

David Mittleman

City of Fort Worth, TX Settles With Family of Man Killed By Police Taser

Across the nation, again and again, Tasers are inappropriately used and cause injury and even death. According to Amnesty International, Tasering has caused more deaths to more than 351 individuals…

David Mittleman

Connecticut Family Settles With Babysitter Allegedly Responsible for Drowning Death of 3-year-old

Chesire, Connecticut–Krista Repko and her mother must pay $1.1 million to the family of 3-year-old Cole Veenhuis, who died after drowning in his family’s swimming pool while Krista was…

David Mittleman

Family Files Wrongful Death Suit After Husband, Father Was Killed During Construction Project

Chicago, IL—the family of a man who was crushed and killed while working on a construction project at the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant in Chicago has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

David Mittleman

Police Officer, Bar That Served Her Settle With Families of Victims Killed in Drunk Driving Accident

St. Louis, Missouri—a Sunset Hills police officer and the bar that served her have agreed to pay a total of $2.255 million to the family of four victims who were killed in a drunk…

David Mittleman

Mother Suing Woman Charged In Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Daughter

Escondido, California—a mother is suing the woman whom she believes struck and killed her 17-year-old daughter and then fled the scene of the crime. The wrongful-death suit alleges that…

David Mittleman

Doctor Found Negligent in College Basketball Player’s Death

A Suffolk County jury recently found a doctor negligent after she allowed a college basketball player with a known heart murmur to play during a 2005 game in Worcester, MA. The jury awarded…

David Mittleman

Florida Appeals Court Orders Walgreens to Pay $25.8 Million for Prescription Error

Beth Hippley of Lakeland, Florida died in 2007 after receiving a prescription ten times more potent than the correct amount. Hippley, already undergoing treatment for early stage breast cancer,…