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Post-trial settlement reached following $3.75M verdict in medical malpractice suit

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After a St. Clair County jury awarded a mother and her daughter $3.75 million following the third trial attempt in a medical malpractice suit alleging hypoxia and fetal depression during birth, the parties announced that they had reached a post-trial settlement. Associate Judge Chris Kolker entered an order March 1 vacating the Dec. 12, 2017, jury award after the parties…

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Magistrate recommends dismissal of woman’s dog-mauling suit

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Despite “horrendous injuries” incurred as a result of “a grievous lack of discretion” by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers, a district court magistrate recommends an Indianapolis woman’s federal claim against IMPD and the city of Indianapolis be dismissed because she did not state a legitimate constitutional claim. In Mara Mancini, et al v. City of Indianapolis, et al, 1:16-cv-02048, U.S….

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COA reinstates personal injury suit against company, driver

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A negligence case against an Indianapolis heating and air conditioning company will be reinstated after the Indiana Court of Appeals found that summary judgment in favor of the company was inappropriate. In Thomas Hudgins and Sheila Hudgins v. Brian Bemish, Ideal Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Inc., 49A02-1505-CT-384, Brian Bemish was formerly an employee of Ideal Heating Air Conditioning and…

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Student sues Armijo, district for ’emblem’ injury

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An Armijo High School student sued his school and the Fairfield-Suisun district Wednesday seeking at least $25,000 for injuries he claims to have sustained after he slipped and fell Sept. 30, 2015. Darrius Parnell’s lawsuit claims he was walking across the campus quad between his third- and fourth-period classes and slipped on the painted emblem on the ground of the…

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Student sues Armijo, district for ’emblem’ injury

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An Armijo High School student sued his school and the Fairfield-Suisun district Wednesday seeking at least $25,000 for injuries he claims to have sustained after he slipped and fell Sept. 30, 2015. Darrius Parnell’s lawsuit claims he was walking across the campus quad between his third- and fourth-period classes and slipped on the painted emblem on the ground of the…

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Ikea OKs tentative settlement in fatal dresser tip over

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Ikea, the leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, says a tentative settlement has been reached in the case involving three families in the United States whose children died after Ikea chests and dressers tipped over. Group spokeswoman Johanna Iritz said Thursday in Copenhagen, Denmark, “it would be inappropriate to comment,” adding the settlement was pending a U.S. court approval. She referred…

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Family of woman sues catering company for wrongful death after SAHA gala

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ME says preliminary autopsy reveals woman had hardening of arteries SAN ANTONIO – A family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeking $1 million from the catering company that provided the food at a San Antonio Housing Authority gala where at least 50 people became sick. The family claims Guadalupe Jimenez attended the SAHA Gala for elderly and disabled…

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4 injured N.J. vapers sue e-cigarette retailers for selling exploding devices

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PLAINSBORO — Four New Jersey residents — including two teenagers — who suffered third-degree burns when their e-cigarette batteries ignited “like a rocket” are suing the shops that sold the “defective” devices, their attorneys announced Thursday. The manufacturers of the lithium ion batteries that power the vaping devices are also the targets of the litigation, although the attorneys acknowledged it…

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