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June 2013 Archives

Family of slain law student files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a 27-year-old Georgia law school graduate who was allegedly killed by a neighbor and classmate in 2011 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The young woman's family filed the suit June 17 in federal court in Macon. They are seeking more than $5 million in damages, claiming intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful death and interference with right of burial. This latest litigation follows settlement of an earlier lawsuit for less than $1 million, filed by the family against the insurer of the apartment building where she and the defendant lived.

Jailed Georgia pharmacist charged with homicide

A pharmacist who was recently arrested and charged with illegally selling painkillers is now facing multiple charges as a result of a motor vehicle accident that killed one man and injured two others. The druggist, whose Georgia pharmacy was recently raided by law enforcement, is now being charged with federal first degree vehicular homicide as well as driving on a suspended license and other charges associated with an alleged act of negligence in the truck wreck.

How much is a human life worth?

No one can put a price tag on a human life, but families in Georgia who feel that they have legitimate cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit quickly discover how the legal system can try to determine a dollar value. According to an article published in Hawaii Business Magazine, these types of lawsuits are designed to compensate family members and dependents of the deceased for their economic loss. The article pointed out that tort law sets the value of an individual life according to that person's projected future income.

Former NBA star involved in fatal crash

Mookie Blaylock, a former Atlanta Hawks player, was involved in a head-on car crash in Clayton County that left a female driver dead. Blaylock, along with a passenger in the other vehicle, were injured in an auto accident when the former NBA star allegedly crossed the center median and into oncoming traffic. It is unclear why Blaylock lost control of his vehicle.

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