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Family seeks $1 million after waterborne disease kills daughter

When people in Maryland visit a water park to have some fun, they likely lack awareness of the risk of infection by a microorganism. A wrongful death lawsuit brought forward by the family of a young woman who died after becoming infected with a brain-eating amoeba at an outdoor recreational park includes the accusation that visitors were not made fully aware of the risks.

Balcony collapse wrongful death suit

Maryland residents may be interested in a lawsuit that had been filed in California involving the collapse of a balcony of an apartment building. The incident left six people dead and injured seven more. The victims and families settled a case against some of the companies responsible. The exact details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Court says Home Depot may be liable in employee murder

If Maryland employees are injured or killed by someone they work with, their employer might be liable even if the incident occurs away from work. A lawsuit has been filed against Home Depot after one of its employees was murdered by a supervisor, and the U.S. Court of Appeals has remanded it back to the trial court..

Fatal truck accidents increase in 2015

The Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, which is an annual report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, indicates that between 2014 and 2015, the number of trucks involved in fatal crashes rose by 8 percent. Per the 2015 report, 4,050 trucks that weighed more than 10,000 pounds were involved in 3,598 deadly crashes.

NASCAR driver seeks to dismiss wrongful death case

Maryland NASCAR fans may be interested to learn that Tony Stewart, the driver who was accused of being responsible for the death of 20-year-old Keven Ward Jr., filed a motion on March 28 to have numerous claims against him dismissed. The accident occurred in August 2014 during the Empire Sprints race in New York.

Family of U.S. Germanwings victims files wrongful death suit

Maryland travelers likely remember the horrific 2015 Germanwings plane crash that occurred when the co-pilot deliberately flew the aircraft into a mountainside. Now, the family of an American mother and daughter killed in the tragedy have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Germanwings, parent company Lufthansa Airlines and United Airlines, the U.S. airliner that sold the victims their tickets.

Who may be liable in a wrongful death suit?

In a fatal accident, two Utah Boy Scouts killed a motorcyclist when they cut down a tree. Now the motorcyclist's family is naming the Boy Scouts of America, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Boy Scout Troop's leadership, two Scouts who felled the tree and others in a wrongful death suit.

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