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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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In latest twist, judge upholds $25 million settlement in boating injury suit

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The handwritten question from the jury arrived at 3:50 p.m.: “Can we find fault with RQM, without finding fault with Brunswick?” That one sentence, written June 9, 2015, set off a cascade of legal events that has played out over the months since. On Tuesday, in the most recent twist, a Cook County Circuit Court judge upheld a $25 million…

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A faulty outlet and faulty windows killed mom and 2 kids, lawsuit says

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A year and half after a mother and her two young children died in a house fire on Father’s Day on Ramrod Key, state investigators say they still haven’t nailed down the cause of the blaze. But in an amended wrongful-death lawsuit brought against the homeowners and two companies on Dec. 5 in Monroe County Circuit Court, the family of…

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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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Bicyclist severely injured in crash with parking valet is awarded $38M

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Attorneys for the bicyclist argued that Standard Parking’s valets routinely took an illegal shortcut across two traffic lanes of Eighth Avenue. In the crash, Thyce Colyn suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries that limit his mobility, according to his lawyer. A jury awarded $38 million Thursday to a bicyclist severely injured four years ago when he was hit…

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Sees Record Recovery for Brain Injured Child

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A Chicago family has been awarded an unprecedented settlement in the amount of $53 million twelve years after negligent healthcare resulted in birth injuries to an infant showing symptoms of fetal distress. The lawsuit alleged that medical staff employed by the University of Chicago ignored the child’s mother for hours even though she was in desperate need of an emergency…

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