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Washington State Cougars ex-head football coach sues for wrongful termination

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The claim was filed on Rolovich’s behalf with the state’s Office of Risk Management on April 27, the Seattle Times reported. Such a claim is a prerequisite for filing a lawsuit against a state agency, said Brionna Ah...

Family of 11-year-old killed in Iowa water ride accident files wrongful death lawsuit

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The family of an 11-year-old boy who died last year after an Iowa amusement park ride overturned filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday, saying the park failed to maintain a safe water ride, according to a copy of ...

Orlando FreeFall victim’s parents, Ben Crump discuss wrongful death suit: ‘Profit over safety’

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Tyre Sampson fell to his death from the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park on March 24. The teenager had traveled from St. Louis, Missouri, to Orlando with a football program when the tragic event unfolded.  Civil ri...

Supreme Court to hear burn pit veteran’s wrongful termination case

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On Tuesday, the highest judicial bench in the U.S. is set to hear the case of Torres, an Army reservist who claims he was forced to resign from his post as a state trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety (...

Federal jury awards $85 million to California family in wrongful death lawsuit after arrest

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A federal jury has awarded $ 85 million to the family of a California man who died in 2015 after a confrontation with San Diego County sheriff's deputies, court records show. The jury's verdict came in a negligence...

Alec Baldwin offered no help to gunshot victims on ‘Rust’ set, wrongful death lawsuit alleges

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But the man holding the gun didn’t, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday. "Baldwin did not offer…any help to the victims," lawyers for Hutchins' widowed husband and son wrote in the complaint. After t...

Parents of worker killed in tornado that hit Amazon facility are suing the company for wrongful death

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The parents of Austin McEwen, one of the six victims killed after a tornado pummeled an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, last month, said Monday during a press conference that they are suing Amazon over t...

Report says Chicago city government failed to respond appropriately to the victim of a wrongful police raid

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A new report from the Chicago Inspector General found the city government failed to respond appropriately to the victim of a wrongful police raid, was not transparent in its operations, and "prioritized communicatio...

Former Liberty University spokesman sues for wrongful termination after allegedly speaking out against school’s handling of Title IX lawsuit

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A former Liberty University spokesman is suing the university for firing him after he allegedly spoke out on how the school was handling sexual misconduct allegations, according to a suit filed Monday. Walter Scott...

Parents of 6-year-old girl killed on Colorado amusement park ride file wrongful death suit

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The parents of a 6-year-old who died on a free-fall ride at a Colorado amusement park in September have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the park, according to their attorney. Wongel Estifanos died at the Gle...

3 former Philadelphia detectives are charged with perjury in wrongful rape and murder conviction

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Three former Philadelphia Police Department detectives have been charged with perjury and false swearing stemming from a 1991 rape and murder case, according to a statement released Friday by Philadelphia District A...

Amanda Knox blasts Matt Damon flick ‘Stillwater,’ claims it’s cashing in on her wrongful conviction

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The 34-year-old lamented how her name continues to be associated with a killing she didn’t commit – and is now linked to a film she had no part in making. "Does my name belong to me?" she wrote in a Thursday tweet st...

Bill Cosby filing to recoup ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars for wrongful incarceration, publicist says

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Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the 83-year-old actor’s conviction after finding that District Attorney Kevin Steele, the prosecutor who brought the case against Cosby, violated an agreement to no...

Jonathan Turley: Court frees Cosby – here’s what happens next if he sues for wrongful prosecution

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The opinion correctly found that the trial judge and prosecutors denied Cosby a fair trial and due process in 2018. The question now is whether Cosby might seek damages for his conviction and incarceration. In their ...

Kobe Bryant’s widow, other families, settle wrongful death suit related to fatal helicopter crash

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Vanessa Bryant and other families have settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed last year in Southern California, killing her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bry...

The sister of a woman killed by a police officer who fired into her Texas home files a wrongful death lawsuit

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The sister of a woman fatally shot by a police officer through the window of her home in Texas in 2019 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Fort Worth, Mayor Betsy Price, former police chief Ed Kra...

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