March 27, 2010
For the past week, former District gossip columnist and socialite Karen Feld has sat next to her attorney in D.C. Superior Court with her ever-present red toy poodle Campari in a large black leather carrying bag at her feet, popping his head up each time she grabbed the bag.
Feld, of Northwest Washington, is in court fighting her one-time private nurse and home-care companion Inger Sheinbaum, whom she is suing for about $1.5 million, alleging fraud and negligence. Feld claims Sheinbaum lied about her qualifications as a registered nurse in the District. Sheinbaum, 61, of Vienna, denies the allegations.
Read Article: The Washington Post
SALT LAKE CITY — The family of an Arizona man who suffered a fatal heart attack that his relatives contend resulted from excessive levels of carbon monoxide in the boat the family had rented, has filed a wrongful death suit against several companies.
Glen Howeth, 62, of Winslow, Ariz., died after being on a houseboat on Lake Powell in June 2008. His family maintains that too-high levels of carbon monoxide were produced by a generator on the boat that got trapped inside and that carbon monoxide detectors did not sound or alert those aboard.
Read Article: Desert News.Com
Two police officers, one from Northglenn and one from Thornton, have taken the highly unusual tactic of suing their respective chiefs and other supervisors for allegedly retaliating against them.
Officer Daniel Joyce of Northglenn and Officer Robert Lopez of Thornton filed a civil complaint in federal court Tuesday claiming they were retaliated against for blowing the whistle about what they said was a crooked cop involved in a huge marijuana investigation.
Read Article: Denver Post
A wrongful death suit was filed this week in the 2008 cave-in at Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park in which three men were killed
Candace Clontz, the mother of victim Leonardo Navarro Diaz’s children, filed the suit in Forrest County Circuit Court on the behalf of their two young daughters.
Diaz, 30, of Sumrall died on March 21, 2008, when a trench collapsed while he and two other men worked to install a sewer pipe at the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park.
Read Article: Hattiesburg American.Com
A grounding wire negligently strung high above the Sierra foothills caused a January helicopter crash that killed three Fish and Game employees from Fresno and the pilot, the family of one victim contends in a lawsuit that blames Southern California Edison.
Typically, grounding wires — also known as static lines — are within several feet of the power lines, said Fresno attorney Stephen R. Cornwell. In this case, however, the wire was more than 100 feet above the power lines, he said.
Read Article: Fresno Bee.Com
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