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Lawsuit Filed Against National Park After Woman Decapitated by Gate

A husband has filed suit against Arches National Park after his wife was tragically decapitated by an unsecured gate. Last summer, the couple was on a hiking trip to the park and attempting to leave the parking lot when an unsecured gate unexpectedly swung toward and struck their vehicle. According to the lawsuit, "the end of the lance-like gate pierced the side of their car and penetrated it like a hot knife through butter."

Galveston County Woman Files Lawsuit After Metal Door at Boat Storage Facility Causes Serious Injuries

On September 30, 2020, a Galveston County resident filed a complaint in the Galveston County District Court against Lipworth Revocable Trust and 2006 Boatown Storage, Inc. (hereinafter "Defendants"). The woman asserts allegations for negligence and premises defect against Defendants as a result of an incident that caused a fracture to her arm necessitating emergency surgery, among other injuries, after a metal door violently struck her to the ground.

Judge Approves $800 Million Settlement for Las Vegas Shooting Victims

On the eve of the mass shooting's third anniversary, a Nevada judge approved a settlement totaling $800 million from MGM Resorts International and its insurers. The approval comes nearly one year after the initial settlement range was announced, with the approved amount being the maximum. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, MGM Resorts is to pay $49 million, and the remaining $751 million will be paid by its insurance companies. In the last three years, firm attorneys Mo Aziz and Michelle Rice, have worked tirelessly to help settle the claims of all the firm's 1,145 clients.

Local Motel Sued for Death of Boy Electrocuted in its Pool

A local mother is suing a local motel after her 15-year-old son was electrocuted in the hotel's pool. On August 30, 2020, Khaleel Reynolds was swimming in the pool at North Villa Inn when he came into contact with exposed pool light wires, resulting in his electrocution.

Man Sues Kroger Following Injuries Caused by Dangerous Christmas Tree Display

On July 28, 2020, a Harris County resident filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against Kroger Texas, L.P. (hereinafter "Kroger"). The man asserts allegations for negligence against Kroger as a result of an incident that caused his leg to become lacerated by a sharp tree branch protruding from a Christmas display.

Family Sues Apartment Complex for Wrongful Death in High Profile Murder Case

The family of Botham Jean, the young man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by former Dallas Police Department Officer Amber Guyger two years ago, filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against the apartment complex where the murder took place. On September 6, 2018, Jean was sitting the living room of his apartment watching a football game, when Guyger walked through his front door and fired two shots at him. Guyger was convicted of murder last year and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Woman Sues Walmart After Slip and Fall in Puddle of Broken Eggs

On July 29, 2020, a Harris County resident filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against Wal Mart Stores Texas LLC (hereinafter "Walmart"). The woman asserts allegations for negligence against Walmart as a result of a slip and fall incident.

Parent Sues Local Baseball Team Over Daughter's Head Injury in Bouncy House

A mother in Dakota County, Nebraska recently filed a lawsuit against the Sioux City Explorers baseball team over a serious head injury that her daughter suffered on July 7, 2018 in a bouncy house on the recreation area for children next to the baseball field.

Harris County Woman Files Lawsuit After Door Malfunction Causes Severed Finger

On March 30, 2020, a Harris County woman filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against BKD Twenty-One Management Company, Inc. doing business as Brookdale Plaza West University, the manager of the subject premises, Brookdale Employee Services, LLC, HCP HB3 West University Houston TX GP, LLC, among others. The woman brought multiple causes of action against the defendants, including premises liability and negligence.

Apartment Complex Sued Over Malfunctioning Smoke Detectors and Alarms

The son of an Austin man recently filed suit against an apartment complex, after his father died in a fire that started after lightning hit the complex nearly a year ago. The child's father was sleeping at the time the fire started, and the smoke alarms in his unit did not activate. According to the lawsuit, the smoke detectors and fire alarms in the complex were not properly functioning due to their age and improper maintenance.

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