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Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown wins wrongful death suit

A Georgia jury in Fulton County will have a chance to decide the size of settlement owed the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown by her boyfriend. Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, died in July 2015 after being found unconscious in a bathtub on Jan. 31, 2015. The administrator of the young woman's estate filed a lawsuit alleging that Brown's boyfriend bore responsibility for the death. Because of his repeated failures to respond to the lawsuit by court deadlines, a judge from Fulton County Superior Court declared the plaintiff the winner by default.

Determining damages for wrongful death

In Georgia, a loved one may be able to seek monetary compensation from a party that causes the death of a family member. The amount of compensation that may be available is based on a number of factors related to the cause of death, the relationship between the loved one and the decedent and the actual losses that the death caused.

Parents of teen sue Hooters for serving him alcohol

On Aug. 31, it was reported that the parents of a Georgia teenager filed a wrongful death claim against a Hooters restaurant after he was struck by a vehicle while leaving the establishment. The teenager was struck and killed in May 2016 when he was attempting to cross the street in order to return to the hotel.

Slain gun instructor's family files lawsuit against gun range

Some Georgians may have heard about the Arizona gun instructor who was killed when a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot him with an Uzi. According to sources, the instructor's family has now filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the gun range where the accident happened.

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