Aspen Plane Crash in 2014 Recently Blamed on Pilots’ Actions

On January 5, 2014, in Aspen, Colorado, a jet aircraft crashed while attempting to land killing one and injuring two.  The pilots had difficulty landing the plane because they were attempting to land at a high altitude with heavy tail winds.  Recently, it was discovered that the two pilots “hadContinued »

New Lawsuit Claims Wrongful Death in Soybean Explosion

A lawsuit was filed last Friday by the family of an employee who was killed in a Volga soybean plant explosion.  The suit alleges “that the company’s negligence and carelessness caused his death.”  The lawsuit claims that Randy Lee Satter, the 39 year old man, was given a “hot workContinued »

The Limits of Limited Liability with Maritime Accidents

A San Francisco Bay ferry collided with a speedboat in February 2013 killing the operator, an Oregon resident.  The ferry had roughly 500 passengers aboard when it crashed into the speedboat.  A second passenger on the motorboat, the owner of the vessel, was sent to the hospital with injuries.  “InContinued »

Deadly Drugs Misused in U.S. Nursing Facilities

Bobby Glenn Tweed, a 78-year-old diagnosed with dementia, was put in a nursing home in January of 2013.  Only ten months later, Tweed died because he was given psychotropic drugs without his family’s consent by the facilities.  Several nursing homes have been found to administer psychotropic drugs to residents andContinued »

Widow Sues Adventureland Worker After Husband’s Death

An Adventureland worker died on the job last year while working on the park’s popular Raging River ride.  The worker’s wife has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an employee of the park “claiming a failure to follow several protocols caused by her husband’s fatal injuries.”  Steve Booher, the 68-year-oldContinued »

Braves Settle Lawsuit Over Foul Ball Injuring 6-Year-Old Girl

A lawsuit filed against the MLB’s Atlanta Braves concerning a 6-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball has reached a settlement and is pending a judge’s approval.  The girl’s head was hit during a game resulting in her skull shattering in 30 places.  She experienced a traumatic brainContinued »