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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Philadelphia Building Collapse

A wrongful death suit has been filed over a four-story building collapse in Philadelphia earlier this summer that left six dead and 13 injured, claiming it “was caused by the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, intentional misrepresentations, and conscience-shocking behavior.” The family of Mary Lea Simpson filed the suit against a number of parties after a defunct porn theater that was being demolished in the city’s downtown tumbled and crushed the Salvation Army thrift store next door, killing Simpson, who was 24. …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
AEG Execs Dropped from Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

The judge in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial dismissed top AEG Live executives as individual defendants, but declined a motion from the defense to toss out the entire lawsuit. Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware, co-CEOs of the concert promotion company, will not be held liable for Jackson’s 2009 death. The fate of the lawsuit against the company itself will be in the hands of a jury in upcoming weeks, Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled yesterday. AEG is being sued by …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson Put ‘To Sleep Like a Dog,’ Says Doctor

One of Michael Jackson’s physicians testified that he felt like the pop star’s best friend during the years that he treated him, but that Jackson never abused the relationship to get extra painkillers. Dr. Barney Van Valin said he never gave Jackson propofol, an anesthetic that eventually killed him, but criticized Dr. Conrad Murray as “this other guy, who just started the drip and left the room and basically put him to sleep like a dog.” Van Valin said in …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson a Drug Addict, AEG Claims in Trial

Renowned performer Michael Jackson was a drug addict, a medical expert testifying for concert promotion company AEG Live claimed during his wrongful death trial last week. “Michael Jackson’s addiction was quite extensive and I have very little doubt that his pleasure-reward pathways had been hijacked and he suffered from addiction,” Dr. Petros Levounis said during last week’s action in the trial’s 18th week. Levounis based his assertion on Jackson’s affinity for opioid painkillers, which he reportedly began using regularly after …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Appeals Court Guts $10M Award for Football Player’s Death

An appeals court virtually erased a $10 million jury award to the family of a college football player who died during practice in 2008. Ereck Plancher, a receiver for the University of Central Florida football team, was doing conditioning drills during an offseason workout when he collapsed and died. His family sued the UCF Athletics Association, an organization that operates the football program, for wrongful death. They argued that the athletics association didn’t follow its own procedures in treating their …

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