The Kansas City Star reports a settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager against the Independence (Missouri) Police Department.
The Missouri Lake Gazette reports a man has been awarded $750,000 for injuries suffered in 2004 while working for Pace Industries (now known as Leggett & Pratt) in Monroe City, MO.
Five women who claim that Texaco is responsible for their children being born with various illnesses have been awarded $19 million by a Hinds County jury, reports the Insurance Journal.
The family of a 14-year-old girl killed in a car crash more than five years ago has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the family with whom she was visiting for $1.75 million, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch of Virginia.
The (NC) Burlington Times News reports a 71-year-old woman will receive $1,975,000 from FedEx and the driver of a FedEx truck for injuries she suffered in a 2008 car accident.
A police officer and the bar which served her will pay a total of $2.255 million for the wrongful death of four, and the injuries to another man, reports St. Louis Today.
The lawsuit claimed the police officer had consumed a "high quantity" of alcohol at O'Leary's Restaurant and Bar and the employees at the bar knew she was intoxicated and did not stop her from driving or call her a cab. Despite her slurred speech and unsteady walk, the bar continued to serve her alcohol, the article reports. After leaving the bar, the officer crashed her car into a Honda with five students from India, the article reports.
The driver of the car hit by the police officer suffered a head injury, a fractured rib, liver trauma, lung contusion, and contusions to the skull. His four passengers were killed.
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The Dallas Morning News reports a federal jury has ordered a boat manufacturer to pay $3.8 million to a man who was injured in a boating accident on Lake Austin.
An 18-year-old man lost part of his leg while he was wakeboarding on July 4, 2007. The lawsuit alleged the boat, made by the Brunswick Corp., did not have proper safety devices in place to prevent such an accident. The suit claimed the young man's leg became tangled in the propeller because the boat did not have guards and covers to protect him from becoming stuck in the propeller.
The company is considering an appeal.
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The former owners of a restaurant in Gresham, Oregon will pay $1.3 million after being accused of serving too much alcohol to a convicted drunk driver who killed two young women reports KATU.com. The judge could more than double that amount.
Although the Golden Star Restaurant is now under different ownership, the parents of the young women sued the former owners accusing them of knowingly over-serving the driver and then allowing her to drive.
The bar had a history of over-serving its patrons and had received several written warnings from the Gresham police, an Oregon Liquor Control Commission fine and dozens of patron DUI arrests, according to newspaper reports.
The two young women were celebrating the 21st birthday of one of the girls when their car was hit head on by the drunk driver going the wrong way on the highway. Neither girl had alcohol in her system.
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According to the Associated Press, a jury has awarded parents $1.6 million in their medical malpractice lawsuit filed following their son's death on an Eastern Connecticut State University basketball court.
The 22-year-old senior collapsed during a basketball game in 2005. The parents alleged the doctor who examined him in 2001 should have found the congenital heart defect known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The doctor found him to be in excellent health and signed his college medical form.
The doctor scheduled an echocardiogram for the young man after the examination, but he did not show up for the test.
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