Who doesn’t enjoy a good Eagles song? Many people grew up listening to the popular band, and even today some of the band’s more famous songs are easily recognizable by even members of the younger generation. Take the band’s catchy tune, Hotel California, for example. However, the band recently settled a lawsuit it filed against a Mexican hotel, Hotel California Baja LLC, to prevent it from “calling itself Hotel California.” Since agreeing to the settlement, the hotel “withdrew their application for a U.S. trademark.”
Lawsuits & Litigation
More than three years after the hazing death of Nolan Burch, his family finally reached a settlement earlier this week with West Virginia University, Kappa Sigma fraternity, Richard Schwartz, Jordon Hankins, and others. For those who don’t know, Burch “died in 2014, the victim of acute alcohol poisoning.” According to his family’s lawsuit, which was filed back in 2015, “he drank a whole bottle of alcohol in a fraternity hazing incident at West Virginia University.”
Edward Schmidt, filed the lawsuit earlier this month on January 21, against the driver that hit his wife’s vehicle last summer and is seeking “$50,000 for each of the deaths.” At the moment, bond for the driver, “25-year-old Sean Woulfe, who pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of reckless homicide in August, was reduced from $1 million to $250,000 during a court appearance.” He managed to post bond that same day. But what happened last summer? How did the crash occur?
National dental chain Kool Smiles will pay $24 million to settle allegations that it and an affiliate routinely billed Medicaid for root canals and other unnecessary work performed on impoverished children. As reported in the Hartford Courant, the case against Kool Smiles came into being by way of whistleblowers. A Connecticut dentist was among a
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, is suing BuzzFeed, claiming the clickbait-based media outlet defamed him by publishing a controversial dossier. Attorney Michael Cohen filed the suit last Tuesday, nearly a year after the BuzzFeed article was published. The piece presented a laundry list of allegations related to the Trump presidential campaign and collusion with
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After the tragic fatal shooting of a 23-year-old pregnant woman, Renee Davis, her family is moving forward in filing a “wrongful death lawsuit against the county and deputies in King County Superior Court.” The lawsuit stems from the fatal shooting in 2016 that claimed Davis’ life when sheriff deputies, “who had been dispatched to check on her well-being,” opened fire and killed her. But what transpired leading up to the shooting? Why were deputies dispatched to check on her in the first place?
The parents of 14-year-old Onynx Williams reached a $1.4 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against Paterson Public Schools, K&M Transportation, and the Bergen County Special Services School District. The lawsuit itself was filed after Onynx “stepped out of a moving school bus through a rear emergency exit to her death” back in January of 2013. According to the agreement, $400,000 of the settlement will be paid by Paterson Public Schools, and about $200,000 will be paid by the Bergen County Special Services School District. The rest will largely be paid by K&M Transportation.
When police came to arrest Randall McCrary, they found the 45-year old in an unstable state. Covered in his own waste and screaming at convenience store customers, officers took the mentally ill man into custody some four months ago. Once in jail, McCrary couldn’t afford to leave. A municipal court set his bail at $500,