Chicago Cabdriver Receives Citations for Fatal Car Accident

Police said that a Chicago cabdriver received several citations in relation to a recent crash that killed a pedestrian. The cabdriver had been a licensed public chauffeur in Chicago since 1987. According to police, he was cited for multiple violations, including speeding, negligent driving, driving on the sidewalk and disobeying a red traffic signal. According …

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New Crash Tests Show Most Luxury Cars Do Not Perform Well

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has developed a new frontal crash test, and the majority of midsize luxury cars have received poor marks. The test creates a simulation of what occurs when an automobile strikes another car or a stationary object such as a tree. The test uses a five-foot barrier, striking 25 percent …

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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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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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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit over Highway Death

A wrongful death case has been filed on behalf of a young mother who died when she was struck by a car while walking along the Eisenhower Expressway. Diana Paz had been stopped by the Illinois State Police, and then released, despite her allegedly intoxicated state. The suit claims that the police acted recklessly in …

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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Street Sweeper Crash

A husband, wife and their teenage daughter all died due to a collision with a street sweeping vehicle last month in suburban Orland Park. The accident took place near 171st Street and LaGrange Road. Now relatives have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that hired the driver. Police say the person driving a …

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House Passes Bill to Cap Medical Malpractice Awards

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 5, the Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act. The proposed law would limit the amount of compensation a plaintiff could receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The bill’s proponents claim that the change will result in lower insurance premiums and healthcare costs. Critics say that the law …

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