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Family of Electrocuted Girl Files Suit against Time Share – Legal Examiner

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Posted by Council WootenSeptember 26, 2012 3:12 PM0 CommentsPrint ArticleSubscribe
The family of an 11-year-old girl who was electrocuted to death at Orange Lakes Resort in Orlando has filed a wrongful death suit, according to sources. The girl was on vacation with her family, playing miniature golf at a time share resort, when she was electrocuted as she recached into an artificial pond for her ball in June. The wrongful death suit, filed in Orange-Osceola Circuit Court, claims the resort was negligent in its repairs to electrical components.
The girl’s parents and her brother rushed to the pond as another guest attempted to save her. The lawsuit is seeking emotional and punitive damages upwards of $ 27 million.
“The priorities of the family are to find out exactly what happened and who’s responsible,” said the attorney representing the family. “And hold the resort accountable for the loss of their only daughter. They are absolutely devastated by this loss.”
The lawsuit alleges that the resort used an uncertified electrician to replace electrical equipment. There is no excuse for resorts to put their guests at risk to cut costs. Please visit our website for more information on tourist injuries and please contact our office for a free consultation.
Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A.—Orlando wrongful death attorneys.
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Miss. SC: City police immune from wrongful death suit – Legal News Line

Miss. SC: City police immune from wrongful death suitBY JESSICA M. KARMASEKJACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week that Jackson police officers did not act with “reckless disregard” of a woman’s safety in a wrongful death suit filed by her family.In its July 26 opinion, the Court reversed a decision by the Hinds County Circuit Court.In September 2007, Jackson police officers were dispatched to the home of Doris Shavers on Ludlow Avenue, in response to calls that an armed man was making threats toward a minor on a bicycle. The “armed man” was Henry Phillips, who was living with Shavers at the time.When officers arrived, Phillips was in possession of a .25-caliber weapon with a silver and brown handle. Officers left the scene, but returned shortly after to take the weapon from Phillips.While one officer was with Phillips retrieving the gun, another officer talked with Shavers. There was no indication that Shavers was afraid of Phillips or that she wanted Phillips removed from her house.With Phillips’ help, the officers found the .25-caliber weapon in a nearby field and confiscated it. Shavers then went to her mother’s home, also on Ludlow Avenue. When police left the scene, they took with them the gun they confiscated from Phillips.Less than 10 minutes later, officers were dispatched back to Ludlow Avenue on a reported shooting. Phillips, using a different gun, shot and killed Shavers in her home.Phillips pleaded guilty to murdering Shavers and is currently serving a life sentence.In June 2008, Shalandria Shavers, individually and on behalf of Doris Shavers’ beneficiaries and heirs, sued the city of Jackson, the Jackson Police Department, Henry Phillips and eight unnamed individuals for the woman’s wrongful death.The [...]

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