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November 15, 2012 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The family of Moses Walker Jr., the Philadelphia police officer killed in an attempted stickup in August, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, saying state officials caused Walker's death by allowing his alleged killer to roam the streets when he should have been behind bars. "Officer Walker's murder occurred as the result of a systemic breakdown," said Michael F. Barrett, one of the attorneys representing Walker's family, at a news conference at his Center City office.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
July 23, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peg Keeley last saw her son alive 916 days ago - she keeps count - when Mark Keeley walked out the door of the family's Fox Chase home to work the evening shift at Philadelphia Gas Works. It was Jan. 18, 2011. That cold winter's night, the 19-year-old gas worker was killed when natural gas from a cracked high-pressure main exploded, unleashing a fireball so powerful it destroyed two rowhouses on Torresdale Avenue in Tacony. Mark Keeley was just outside the chiropractor's office that blew up, drilling holes in the street to let gas trapped below the pavement escape.
NEWS
June 30, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Philadelphia judge has awarded $15 million in the death of a teen who fell into an abandoned mine shaft during a service trip to central Mexico. The Legal Intelligencer reports that Susan Patterson and Christopher Crane of West Chester have been awarded $15 million in survival and wrongful-death damages. Sixteen-year-old Taylor Crane died during a July 2007 trip organized by the defendant, Travel for Teens of Wayne. News reports say the teen died after he fell more than 500 feet into the shaft while playing tag with children on a visit to the Cinco Senores mine in Guanajuato state.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 24, 1996 | By Douglas Belkin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A settlement for $25,000 was awarded in a wrongful-death claim filed by the parents of a Lansdale boy who was killed when he was hit by a car in 1993. Montgomery County Court Judge William J. Furber awarded the settlement to Vong Nguong and Raing Noykathok, parents of Thaiva Nguong, who was 7 when he was killed. Thaiva Nguong was running across Walnut Street in Lansdale toward an ice cream truck about 9 p.m. July 13 when he ran into the street from between two parked cars and was struck and fatally injured by a car driven by a 17-year-old Harleysville youth.
NEWS
October 6, 1995 | New York Daily News
O.J. Simpson's attorney yesterday urged the victims' loved ones to drop their wrongful death suits against the freed football great - but the Ronald Goldman's family vowed to seek their justice in court. "It's not about the money," said Goldman's sister, Kim, ripping the plea by Simpson's lawyer, Johnnie Cochran Jr.. "If the only place (Simpson's) going to suffer is in his pocket, that's what we're going to do," she said. "If we can't have him behind bars, if that's my only hope of some kind of payback, that's what we'll do. Nothing is going to make Ron come back.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Toyota Motor Corp. has settled what was to be the first in a group of hundreds of pending wrongful death and injury lawsuits involving sudden, unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles, a company spokesman said Thursday. Toyota reached the agreement in the case brought by the family of Paul Van Alfen and Charlene Jones Lloyd, spokeswoman Celeste Migliore said. They were killed when their Camry hit a wall in Utah in 2010. Migliore would not disclose the financial terms, and plaintiffs' attorney Robert Krause did not immediately reply to a phone message.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 7, 1986 | By EDWARD MORAN, Daily News Staff Writer
The sister of a South Philadelphia man who died in police custody an hour after he was stopped for running a red light has filed suit against the city and three police officers, seeking more than $10 million in damages. The wrongful death suit, filed in U.S. District Court yesterday, contends that David Perkins, 34, of Manton Street near 26th, was beaten to death by the three officers. "By their use of excessive force, violent blows to the head, cruel, barbarous and inhumane treatment of the decedent, (the officers)
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