Residents File Lawsuit Over Deadly Apartment Fire

A lawsuit has been filed over a deadly fire at an apartment complex in San Antonio, Texas. The fire took place at the Wedgwood Senior Living Apartments in late December and ended in the deaths of six residents, as well as injuries to many others.

Lawsuit Filed by New Mexico Woman

A lawsuit filed by a 54-year-old woman from New Mexico who was forced to undergo an invasive cavity search at a Border Patrol stop has been partially settled as of this week. The lawsuit was filed against the El Paso County Hospital District and two Customs and Border Protection supervisory agents and alleged that she was forced to undergo an unwarranted six-hour cavity search which the agency refused to pay for. No drugs were found during the search.

Elderly South Dakota Man Files Lawsuit Against Exercise Ball Manufacturer

A 70-year-old South Dakota man has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of an exercise ball which caused him permanent injury when it burst during use. The plaintiff was using the exercise ball when it burst and caused him to fall to the floor, leaving him temporarily unable to use his arms or legs and permanently handicapped. The lawsuit alleges negligence on behalf of the manufacturer and seeks an unspecified amount of monetary damages.

Husband of Maine Teacher Killed In Accident Files Lawsuit

The husband of a Maine teacher who was killed when her van was struck by another driver has filed a lawsuit accusing the other driver of negligence. The lawsuit alleges that the other driver was driving too fast for the poor winter conditions, was not following traffic rules, didn’t “heed the presence” of the teacher’s van and “failed generally to adhere to appropriate standards of care.” The lawsuit seeks compensation for emotional distress, the loss of companionship, and money for expenses such as funeral costs, child care cost increases and the loss of his wife’s future earnings, but an exact amount has not been determined.

Woman Punched by Police Officer Receives $230,000 Settlement

The city of Stamford, Conn. has agreed to pay $230,000 to settle a lawsuit by a woman who was punched in the face by a police officer outside a night club in 2009. The excessive force lawsuit alleged that the police officer punched the plaintiff in the face while she was on her way to her job at the club. The officer then left the plaintiff bleeding and shackled in a police car until other officers took her to the hospital. The civil settlement was reached just as the case was about to go on trial for a second time.

North Carolina Family Files $150 Milllion Lawsuit

A North Carolina family who suffered injuries on a ride at the state fair are filing a $150 million lawsuit today against the Georgia company that brought the machine to the fair and the company in charge of the midway. The accident occurred last October when the ride unexpectedly began spinning, knocking passengers to the ground. One of the family members who was injured remained hospitalized until February.

Shooting Victim Files Lawsuit After Police Mix-Up

A lawsuit has been filed over an August 2013 incident in which a Hartford, Conn. dispatcher and two police officers mixed up the location of a shooting victim. The dispatcher gave the officers the wrong address after a call reported shots being fired and after being rerouted to the correct location, the officers did not see the victim, who was not found until one day later. The lawsuit, filed on Friday, names as defendants the two officers, the dispatcher, the police chief, the city of Hartford and the city’s former head of telecommunications.

Innocent Former Police Captain Spends 15 Years in Prison

A former Ohio police captain has filed a lawsuit against his former colleagues after being declared innocent of his ex-wife’s murder after spending 15 years in prison. The plaintiff was convicted of the 1997 murder of his ex-wife and spent 15 years in prison until DNA evidence proved him innocent. He is now filing a lawsuit alleging his former colleagues framed him. The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages.

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