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November 19, 1987 | By Henry Goldman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the first case of its kind to be decided in Pennsylvania, a Common Pleas Court jury yesterday awarded $674,000 to a Cherry Hill couple who had sued three obstetricians for negligence in the stillbirth eight years ago of a full-term baby. The case broke new legal ground in that $647,000 of the award came as compensation for wrongful death and for lost earnings over the child's lifetime. The verdict came in a suit brought by Joseph and Regina Amadio, whose 7- pound, 8-ounce daughter was stillborn at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia in October 1979.
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June 3, 2003 | By Jillian McKoy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The wrongful death suit filed against the University of Pennsylvania by the parents of Michael Tobin, a former Penn student, ended yesterday morning after both sides reached a settlement at City Hall. The lawsuit, which sought $5 million in damages, was brought in the death of Tobin, 26, who fell down an outside balcony staircase at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, 3619 Locust Walk, at 4 a.m. on March 21, 1999. The balcony was missing a handrail, and Jon and Jean Tobin sued the university, claiming it neglected to maintain the fraternity house, which it owned.
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January 27, 2010 | By Mari A. Schaefer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for Tyreke Evans say their client had no knowledge his cousin, a passenger in the car he was driving, was carrying a gun or intended to shoot it the day a Chester Township man was killed. Lawyers for the family of Marcus Reason, the man killed by Jamar Evans in November 2007, say that is not believable. Tyreke Evans, a Sacramento Kings rookie point guard, and his cousin are among four men named in a wrongful-death civil suit filed in December in Delaware County. The family of Marcus Reason is asking for a judgment in excess of $50,000.
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August 10, 2012
The parents of a man killed while riding in a Porsche driven by Jackass star Ryan Dunn last year are suing Dunn's estate and a local bar that served him alcohol. Dunn, 34, and Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, died in the crash just before 3 a.m. June 20, 2011, when the Porsche 911 GT3 veered off the westbound lanes of the Route 322 bypass in West Goshen Township, Chester County. Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, was a recently married Iraq War veteran. His parents, George and Arma Hartwell of Melbourne, Fla., are suing Dunn's estate and the tavern owner, Barnaby's West Chester Inc. The wrongful-death suit, first reported by Courthouse News, was filed in Common Pleas Court.
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August 10, 2012
The parents of a man killed while riding in a Porsche driven by Jackass star Ryan Dunn last year are suing Dunn's estate and a local bar that served him alcohol. Dunn, 34, and Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, died in the crash just before 3 a.m. June 20, 2011, when the Porsche 911 GT3 veered off the westbound lanes of the Route 322 bypass in West Goshen Township, Chester County. The sports car smashed through a guardrail, flipped over into a wooded ravine, crashed into a tree, and burst into flames.
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March 8, 2013 | By Joseph A. Gambardello and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writers
For the first time, a lawsuit alleges that the derailment of a freight train and subsequent chemical leak Nov. 30 in Paulsboro claimed the life of a resident of the waterfront industrial town. The children of Wessie L. Hardy, 77, who had an underlying cardiovascular condition, charge that she died in a hospital three days after she was enveloped in a cloud of vinyl chloride gas from the derailment. Their lawsuit, filed Feb. 25 in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, names as defendants Conrail, its joint owners CSX Corp.
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March 18, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
The family of the late radio legend and civic leader E. Steven Collins has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Chestnut Hill Hospital, saying staff there failed to immediately diagnose and treat the heart attack that killed him last fall. Collins, 58, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. Sept. 8 with the classic symptoms of a heart attack - pressure and pain in his chest, high blood pressure, labored breathing, clammy skin and related complaints, said attorneys Tom Kline and Dean Weitzman, who filed the complaint in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court this morning.
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August 11, 1988 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The New Jersey Supreme Court, relying on a long-established legal definition that a fetus is not a person, ruled yesterday that parents of a full-term stillborn infant may not sue under the state's wrongful-death law. However, the court's decision broadened the rights of parents to sue for their own emotional pain and suffering when their infant is stillborn. "In a case such as this, the injury suffered by the mother and father on the stillbirth of their eagerly expected first child is palpable and predictable," Justice Alan B. Handler wrote for the court.
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March 3, 1990 | By Joseph P. Blake, Daily News Staff Writer
The parents of a 17-year-old Edison High School student shot to death last week by a plainclothes police officer yesterday filed a $45 million wrongful death lawsuit in federal court. Michael Floyd, an attorney representing the parents of Damon Dawson, said he has talked to several witnesses who contradict the police version of how Dawson died. Police said Dawson, of 8th Street near Huntingdon, died from a bullet wound to the left side of his back in the Feb. 22 incident. Homicide Capt.
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February 9, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The mother of a man shot to death by police last February at the end of a stolen-car chase in North Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against six city police officers. The Common Pleas Court lawsuit by Carolyn Moses, mother of Jamil Moses, was announced at the Center City law offices of Paul J. Hetznecker. Hetznecker called for an independent probe of the Feb. 8, 2011, encounter in which Moses, 24, was shot to death after police boxed in the car in which he was a passenger at 23d Street and Susquehanna Avenue.
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August 4, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Eva Mendes on the circle of life Eva Mendes attended the funeral of her brother Carlos, who died of cancer in the spring, in the same week she and Ryan Gosling welcomed their now-3-month-old baby, Amada Lee . "It was really, really intense and obviously beyond heartbreaking, but also kind of beautiful," Mendez, 42, tells People. "Being totally honest, I don't feel like I've really processed that yet. " The two events, Mendez said, "brought our family closer, and we were already close to begin with.
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June 30, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, Staff Writer
A federal jury Tuesday convicted a Levittown doctor accused of running a multimillion-dollar pill mill with help from the Pagans Motorcycle Club of drug, money-laundering, bankruptcy-fraud, and other charges. During 23 days of testimony, the government questioned strippers, former patients, investigators, and Pagans members, all of whom said that William J. O'Brien was a drug dealer who illegally prescribed painkillers. O'Brien contended that nearly everyone was lying. He called out U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Special Agent Joshua Gill multiple times for not knowing that opioids could be used for headaches.
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January 29, 2016 | BY JASON NARK, Staff Writer
GROUNDHOG DAY came early for Michael "Danger" Castro when he was arrested again Wednesday for the murder of a 77-year-old man. Castro, 34, of Pemberton Township, Burlington County, had been arrested in 2013 for the Feb. 5, 2012, shooting death of John Kingsbury in rural Mullica Township, Atlantic County. Authorities contended that Castro, a Muay Thai kickboxer, had planned to rob Kingsbury's residence, which belonged to Castro's business partner, Glenn Kingsbury, the victim's son. Castro, authorities said, encountered the older man and put two bullets in John Kingsbury's head.
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September 12, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gordon refutes claims Nick Gordon , longtime companion of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown , filed a response Tuesday to a lawsuit charging him with contributing to her wrongful death. Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31, and after a long, sad interim, she died on July 26.Gordon confirms they partied the night before the catastrophe and argued the next morning. But he strongly denies he caused her death.
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July 9, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
NEARLY TWO MONTHS after a Ride the Ducks boat struck and crushed his wife at a Center City intersection, a Texas man is suing the company and the city of Philadelphia. Daniel Karnicki, of Beaumont, Texas, filed the lawsuit yesterday, claiming that Liz Karnicki's wrongful death was at the hands of Ride the Ducks. The lawsuit was filed on the fifth anniversary of another Ride the Ducks collision that killed two Hungarian tourists who were on board. Karnicki's attorney, Robert Mongeluzzi, said that the duck boat's blind spots made it nearly impossible for the driver to see Liz Karnicki when she crossed the street, and that the driver was distracted because he also acted as a tour guide.
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June 11, 2015 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
SO WHAT really happened on the night a Philadelphia police officer fatally shot Brandon Tate-Brown? That's the question Tate-Brown's family and their supporters haven't stopped asking since the 26-year-old was gunned down in December after struggling with two patrol cops who pulled him over in Mayfair. Yesterday, the city released a plethora of files - interview transcripts, videos and DNA evidence - and even identified the cops who were involved in the controversial incident.
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June 3, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bruce Jenner will appear on the cover of Vanity Fair's July issue, along with a piece by former Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News writer Buzz Bissinger. The headline reads, "Call me Caitlyn," officially announcing Jenner's new name for the first time. The issue, featuring a cover with Jenner in a cream bathing suit, will hit newsstands next Tuesday. To mark the occasion, Jenner, 65, created a new Twitter account, @Cailtyn_Jenner, and tweeted, "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.
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April 30, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The mother of a Frankford man killed by police during a December car stop filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Philadelphia Police Department to obtain all evidence, including video, for public release. Tanya Brown-Dickerson, mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, had hinted at a suit last month after an investigation by the District Attorney's Office resulted in no criminal charges for the two officers involved. "The main focus of the lawsuit is police transparency," said Brian Mildenberg, an attorney for Tate-Brown's family.
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April 12, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The horse, startled by a chicken roaming on the track, partially bucked off the jockey, dragged him for about 40 seconds as one foot remained in a stirrup, kicked him repeatedly, and killed him, according to a lawsuit. On Wednesday, a Philadelphia jury found Parx Casino & Racetrack liable for nearly $8 million for the 2010 incident that claimed the life of Mario Calderon, 55, of Croydon. Calderon suffered 11 broken ribs and bleeding in the brain, according to his attorney, Michael A. Trunk, and died shortly after being taken to a nearby hospital.
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March 19, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THE FAMILY of the late radio legend and civic leader E. Steven Collins has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Chestnut Hill Hospital, saying its staff failed to immediately diagnose and treat the heart attack that killed him last fall. Collins, 58, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. Sept. 8, with the classic symptoms of a heart attack - pressure and pain in his chest, high blood pressure, labored breathing, clammy skin and related complaints, said attorneys Tom Kline and Dean Weitzman, who filed the complaint in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court yesterday morning.
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