Tag Archives: emotional distress


Posted 8 months ago in Video Your Personal Rights by Matt H. Mayes  
Parents Win $4.5M after Cops Beat Son to Death [Video]

  What does it take to win a civil lawsuit, alleging emotional distress? Lawyers.com videojournalist Matt H. Mayes takes you through a powerful example of this, with the family members of Jose Lucero and their attorney, Michael J. Curls. On December 18, 2010, cops beat Jose to death in front of his family members. They won a $4.5 million award for wrongful death and emotional distress. Matt reviews what happened and how the Luceros won this civil lawsuit against Kern …

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Settlement Approved in Paula Deen Harassment Lawsuit

After dismissing part of a complaint filed by a white worker against celebrity chef Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers, alleging racial discrimination based on their treatment of black workers, a federal judge approved a settlement of the rest of the worker’s claims on Aug. 26. Despite the end of the case, PR experts say Deen’s career is over.   PR Problems Earlier this year, a deposition in the lawsuit came to light in which Deen admitted to using …

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Mother’s $3M Verdict for Baby’s Mass Burial Upheld

A mother whose newborn was buried in a mass grave without her permission has had her $3 million jury award upheld by an appeals court. Alexandria Drakeford gave birth to her daughter, Valentina, at University of Chicago Hospitals in 2003. Thirty days later, the baby died from persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, a rare medical condition that constricts the lung’s blood vessels. Drakeford asked for an autopsy but the hospital ignored her request and buried the newborn in a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Parents Don’t Love You Enough? Time To Sue

Not happy about your childhood? One Brooklyn man has come up with a novel solution: Sue your parents. Bernard Bey, 32, has filed a lawsuit seeking $200,000 in damages against his parents for not loving him enough as a child. “If you have kids, you’re expected to love your children,” he said to NBC News. “You want the best for your children.” Bey’s story is a tragic one — he alleges physical and mental abuse and time in homeless shelters …

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Newsbreak: Who Spit on My Burger? [Video]

  After an uneasy conversation with a Burger King employee, a sheriff’s officer in Vancouver, Wash., opened his burger to find a Whopper of nasty ingredients. In this Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine tells what happened when a food services worker spit on a customer’s sandwich. The officer sensed something was wrong and sure enough discovered he purchased a Whopper served not just with cheese but with an extra helping of spite. The sheriff’s deputy took the burger into a …

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