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Flight 3407: Release of "Internal E-mails" to Public Results in Motion for Protective Order

Pre-trial discovery by plaintiff lawyers for some of the families of the victims of the air crash near Buffalo, resulted in the public release, in October, of "internal" Colgan Air e-mails that questioned the pilot's qualifications to...

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World War II Vet Freezes to Death: $.5 Million Settlement

In January, 2007 Marvin E. Schur, age 93, froze to death when the Bay City Electric Light & Power and Bay City, MI itself, limited his electric usage for non-payment. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death. Neither the power company nor the...

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Death By Airline Food: Family Sues for More Than $1 Million

If American Airlines was not troubled enough by financial woes, the family of a passenger who died after eating "airline food" on a flight between Barcelona and New York City is suing it and Sky Chefs for wrongful death. They say that the...

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Norfolk, VA: Sanitation Worker Compacted by Own Truck

A 51 year-old man was crushed to death when he climbed in the back hopper of a Heil Formula 7000 garbage truck and attempted to clear debris which was jammed, preventing a "compactor blade" from moving. He perished when the hydraulic system...

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Manhattan Party Hardy: The Unfortunate Case of Nicole John

Nicole John, the 17 year old daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Eric John, died on August 27, 2010, in a fall from a high rise Manhattan apartment. She had graduated from the International School Bangkok and was to begin studies at Parsons...

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