$10M Settlement to 5 Children Injured in Calif. School Bus Crash

A 2014 school bus crash in California that left 5 children injured has resulted in a $10 million settlement for the families of the young victims. The students were riding in the school bus in the Orange Unified School District in Anaheim Hills, Calif., on April 24, 2014 when the bus veered off a road and struck several trees, according to a Jan. 24, 2017, story by The Orange County Register newspaper. At least 5...


$16.8M Verdict to Family of Trucker Killed in Crash

The family of an Alabama truck driver has been awarded a $16.8 million verdict by a jury after he was killed in a 2013 truck crash by a payload of logs that entered the truck's cab and crushed him after the vehicle went out of control. Larry Albritton died in the Oct. 7, 2013, crash due to a defective guard that was designed to keep a payload from moving forward and smashing into the truck's...


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$534K Award to Woman Injured in Slip and Fall at an Autozone Store

A Philadelphia woman who was seriously injured when she slipped and fell on ice outside an Autozone parts store in North Philadelphia in February 2014 has been awarded a $534,000 damage award in the case. The victim, Bernadette Tanner, who works as a home health-care administrator, slipped and fell on snow and ice at the Autozone store at 3900 N. Broad St. on Feb. 17, 2014, which left her with a dislocated and fractured left...


$200K Settlement in Crash Involving Texas Mayor’s City-Owned Vehicle

The City of San Antonio, Texas, will pay a $200,000 settlement to an 18-year-old woman who was injured in April 2015 when the car she was riding in was struck by a city-owned SUV that was carrying the city’s mayor. Tomekia Baldwin, 18, was seriously injured in the crash when the Chrysler Sebring she was riding in collided with the mayor’s Lincoln Navigator SUV, which was being driven by a city police officer, Mark Knutson,...


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$50M Settlement to 3 Families in Ikea Dresser Tip-Over Cases

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea will pay $50 million to the families of three small children who were killed since 2014 when their Ikea-designed dressers shifted and fell on the toddlers and crushed them in their family homes. The $50 million settlement, which will be equally split between the families, was revealed in a Dec. 21 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  The three families had filed wrongful death lawsuits against Ikea and led to the recall...


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$500K Settlement to Man Injured as He Watched Tree Being Cut Down

A 69-year-old St. Paul, Minn., man has reached a $500,000 settlement with the city after he was severely hurt by a flying 800-pound tree as it was being cut down by city forestry department employees in January 2013. The tree was diagnosed as having Dutch elm disease, which required its removal, according to an Oct. 19 story by The (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. As the forestry crew was preparing to remove the tree on West...


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