In February 2008, Baltimore County police officers confronted Taevon G. Cann after he stopped at a gas station to fill up his car. Police spokesmen claimed that Cann was part of a criminal investigation, that when police approached him in the BP parking lot, he attempted to back over a police officer and escape.
5 Hour Energy markets itself by offering "hours of energy now, with no crash later." However, if a recent wrongful death suit is successful, the energy drink could be facing bigger problems than a "2:30 crash."
The Wisconsin District 4 Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a young man attempting to file a wrongful death suit against his girlfriend's insurer for the death of the couple's unborn fetus. In 2003, the expectant mother was involved in a serious car accident, resulting in the stillbirth of her child soon after.
This Monday, a judge ordered that Baltimore police officer Gahiji A. Tshamba be held without bond. The 16-year veteran of the force is facing first degree murder charges following the fatal shooting of Tyrone Brown outside a nightclub earlier this month. There has been no word of a wrongful death lawsuit yet, but cases like this often see such a development.
A Maryland widow has recently filed a wrongful death suit against the U.S. Federal Government, claiming that a 2008 medical helicopter crash that killed her husband was the result of air traffic controller negligence. The suit claims that air traffic controllers provided the pilot with bad flight information, ultimately resulting in the death of three people.