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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Deaths of MSSU Players – OzarksFirst.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A woman files suit against a Springfield nightclub, claiming it is partly to blame for a fatal car crash that killed her son.She claims employees at Icon Nightclub should not have served 19 year old Jeremy Johnson alcohol on the night her son died.  Jeremy was driving back to Joplin from the nightclub in the car wreck that killed her son Diondre Johnson, and another MSSU football player, Michael McCrimmons.The crash happened in December 2011 near the 31-mile marker just east of Sarcoxie, killing Johnson and McCrimmons and seriously injuring two others.The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an SUV carrying four people, driven by Jeremy  Johnson, ran off the westbound lanes and into the median cables. The vehicle flipped, ending in an eastbound lane. Passenger Diondre Johnson was thrown out of the wreckage and was killed.Then Jeremy Johnson, 19, got out and was walking across the eastbound lanes to the highway shoulder when he was hit by an eastbound car. He was airlifted to a Joplin hospital.Just seconds later, a tractor-trailer hit the already flipped SUV, killing McCrimmons. Another passenger, 19-year-old Patrick M. Holt of Benton, Arkansas, was also injured.Criminal charges and other civil lawsuits have been filed over the crash, but this is the first lawsuit to make a claim against the nightclub owners. 

By |September 30th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Deaths of MSSU Players – OzarksFirst.com|

Father files wrongful death claim for fire deaths – Bayoubuzz

A father has filed a wrongful death claim against the city as well as several other defendants after his three daughters were killed in a Christmas morning fire in Stamford, Connecticut. According to the lawsuit, the fire was caused by negligent construction and a failure on the city to properly inspect and issue building permits.
In the event of an injury or death resulting from failed maintenance or dangerous premises, victims and their families can file premises liability claims against all responsible individuals or entities. According to the lawsuit, there were five named defendants, including the city of Stamford, a contractor, the architect, electrician, and general contractor listed on the building permit of the home. The associated companies of the defendants were also listed.
The complaint alleges that no smoke detectors or fire alarms alerted the victims and the three girls died before they could escape the home. The home

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By |July 15th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Father files wrongful death claim for fire deaths – Bayoubuzz|