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Jury Awards Family Of Trespasser Shot By Homeowner 1.2 Million Dollars In Wrongful Death Trial

A Long Beach man was killed by a homeowner climbed over the wall of Hampton’s home, ran over the roof and jumped down into the front yard. As decedent and his brother entered the homeowner’s  front yard, she shot the decedent who died.  Plaintiffs’ counsel argued that based on the trajectory of the gunshot, determined by the entry [...]

Alcohol Sold to Minor Leads to $716 Million Jury Award

On Feb. 28, 2008, plaintiff’s decedent Sam Garcia III, 32 was stopped  intending to exit a restaurant in Apollo Beach.

Defendant David Holdsworth was driving 95 mph in a posted 35-mph zone on Apollo Beach Boulevard when he rounded a slight curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle; he collided with Garcia’s vehicle [...]

Man Killed By Train Liable For Injuries From Flying Body Parts

Wrongful Death Case Takes Twist As Victim Liable For Personal Injuries Caused By His Flying Body Parts

In an unusual personal injury case arising from a train accident, the estate of man who was dismembered by a train is liable for the injuries to another person who was struck by a part of his body [...]

Conrad Murray ordered to pay $100 Million in restitution and serve 4 years in prison

Conrad Murray ordered to pay $100 Million in restitution and serve 4 years in prison

Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, was sentenced to four years imprisonment, the maximum punishment the judge could deliver. 

“Some may feel that this was a medical malpractice case. It wasn’t. And [...]

Bear kills 11 year old boy during camping trip

Government Failed To Warn Campers Even After Receiving Reports of Aggressive Bear In Area

The family of  a boy killed by a  bear has been awarded $1.95M for wrongful death against the U.S. Forest Service.  On June 17, 2007, the boy Samuel Ives, 11, was camping with his mother, brother and stepfather at a remote [...]