Daily Archives: September 13, 2012 - 4 results


Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird Personal Injury by Chuck Shepherd  
Legal News of The Weird: Lawsuit over Banister Death

If Megan Duskey’s parents had been with her that night in 2010, they perhaps would have insisted she (dressed as the comic book hero Silk Spectre) not try to slide down the railing during the Halloween-themed ball at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton hotel, but she did slide down, and she fell four floors to her death. Nonetheless, in July 2012, the parents filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Hilton and other entities, claiming that the death of Ms. Duskey at age …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
$14.5 Million for Brain Damage Caused by Little League Injury

A personal injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a boy who suffered brain damage during a little league game in New Jersey settled for $14.5 million last month. Steven Domalewski, now 18, sustained life threatening injuries in 2006 while pitching in a little league game when a baseball struck by a player using a metal bat came back and hit him on the chest. The blow caught him at the exact spot and moment to cause a heart attack, and Domalewski …

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Posted 2 years ago in Estate Planning by Michele Bowman  
Bruce Willis and Music, Social Media after Death

A strange rumor making the rounds of cyberspace during the first week of September captivated us for 15 minutes: actor Bruce Willis, angered over the idea that he would not someday be able to leave his valuable iTunes recordings collection to his oddly-named three daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, was said to be considering suing Apple. Willis’s wife Emma Heming-Willis squelched the rumor via Twitter on September 3, tweeting to another user who’d recommended Willis simply give the girls his …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Pet Owners Can Sue for Emotional Distress

Pet owners can collect damages for emotional distress for injuries inflicted to their animals, according to a ruling by a California court of appeals.  The decision came about from a lawsuit brought by California personal injury attorney Jon “Mitch” Jackson. The suit alleged that the Plotnik family in Laguna Niguel had been harassed for years by their neighbors, the Meihaus family, suffering insults, death threats and other offensive behavior. ”The fact of the matter is that the defendants were abusive bullies who threatened, stalked, …

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