One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Kewanee Home

A car accident on a recent Sunday morning took the life of one man and injured two others. According to police, 37-year-old Gary L. Vancil of Kewanee, Ill., died in the crash. Kenneth Armstrong, 38, and Fred Yelm, 37, both of Kewanee, were also injured. Kewanee Police responded to a 911 call at approximately 1 …

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Illinois Mother Files Lawsuit Over Baby’s Death

An Illinois mother has filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court seeking damages for a birth injury that resulted in the death of her child. The plaintiff, Portia Williams, claims that Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center and several attending physicians and nurses were negligent during the delivery of her child, and that this …

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State Trooper Who Caused Fatal Crash Will Not Receive Workers Compensation

Matt Mitchell, the former Illinois State Police Trooper who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in a car crash that killed two women and injured two others, will not receive workers’ compensation payments for injuries that he sustained in the crash. The full 10-member Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled that Mitchell’s conduct was “unreasonable and unforeseeable.” …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson’s Doctor Dismissed

Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father, has dismissed his wrongful death lawsuit against the singer’s doctor, Conrad Murray, who was convicted of causing his death. Court filings show that Joe Jackson filed a request for dismissal and that it was granted. No reason was given, but two attorneys working on the case were found ineligible to …

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Joyce Meyer Ministries Asks Judge to Dismiss Wrongful Death Suit

Joyce Meyer Ministries has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sheri Coleman who, along with her two sons, were murdered in 2009 by her husband Christopher Coleman. A St. Clair County judge heard arguments in Monroe County on why the case should be dismissed. Christopher Coleman …

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Computer Programmer Who Murdered His Wife Ordered to Pay $60 Million to Children

A noted computer programmer convicted of murdering his wife must pay his children $60 million, a California jury has ruled. Hans Reiser, whose Namesys company developed widely-used software, was convicted of murdering his Russian wife Nina in 2008. Now, a civil wrongful death lawsuit has determined that he must compensate his children for the damage …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Taxi Fatality Case

The brother of an elderly woman who was struck and killed by a taxi last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the taxi company. The collision occurred on August 22, 2011 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. The lawsuit claims that the taxi driver failed to yield to the female …

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Study Shows Safety Inspections Protect Workers and Do Not Hurt Businesses

Researchers have determined that random inspections of businesses in the United States have a measurable impact on the risk of workers being hurt on the job. Inspections lower the danger for workers, and have no negative effect on the businesses being inspected. The report was published in the journal Science. According to the study, workplaces …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Drowning at Geneva Dam

A man sacrificed his own life last August to save a child drowning near a dam on the Fox River near Geneva, Illinois. The man’s relatives have now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, claiming that access to the dam should have been restricted. Randy Suchy, a 59-year-old Naperville resident, drowned after saving …

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Teenager’s Death on Camping Trip Leads to Lawsuit

The father of a teenager, killed on a camping trip when she was struck by a falling tree, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that organized the tour. The fatal accident took place near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Elizabeth Burns, a Lake Forest teenager, was helping to organize the campsite for a student …

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