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Posted 11 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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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Patriots, NFL Face $10M Suit for Fan’s Opening-Day Death

The New England Patriots and the NFL face a lawsuit seeking $10 million for the death of a fan on opening day of the 2010 season. Jeff Chartier of Chicopee, Mass., was such a huge fan that he named his son after retired Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Chartier brought his son, then 6 years old, to opening day at Gillette Stadium in 2010. NFL officials invited Tedy onto the field before the game, but a security guard for the stadium …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Key Details on Doctor Emerge in Michael Jackson Trial

Last week’s action in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial centered on the pop star’s relationship with his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. Jackson died in 2009 after Murray administered an overdose of propofol, an anesthetic Jackson used to go to sleep at night. Murray is currently serving a manslaughter sentence and Jackson’s family is suing concert promotion company AEG Live claiming that they negligently hired the doctor and failed to notice warning signs of Jackson’s deterioration. A security guard …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Chicago Police Must Pay $8.5M for Shooting Teen in the Back

The city of Chicago must pay a grieving mother $8.5 million for the actions of a police officer, John Fitzgerald, who shot her 18-year-old son in the back and allegedly planted a gun at the scene after the shooting. The death of Aaron Harrison, who was shot while running from Chicago police, set off protests after it happened in 2007. He was shot after a two-car convoy of police, known as a “wolf pack,” saw a group of young men. …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson May Have Been Drug-Seeker, Ex-Wife Testifies

Michael Jackson’s ex-wife worried that her late beau would visit a dermatologist in search of painkillers, she testified last week in the singer’s wrongful death trial. Debbie Rowe, who was Jackson’s nurse before entering a marriage with him from 1996 to 1999, originally met the pop star when she worked for his dermatologist. She said he would sometimes go see the skin doctor no apparent reason. “I didn’t understand why he would come in twice in one week,” she said. …

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