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College suspends fraternity after death of pledge

New information in a wrongful death case involving a 19-year-old Clemson fraternity pledge could help determine how he died. The anonymous witness said that the Sigma Phi Epsilon hopeful was forced to walk on a bridge just before his death in September 2014. Georgia residents may have heard that an autopsy revealed that the teen died of blunt force trauma as a result of falling off the bridge and into a lake.

Driver Tony Stewart faces wrongful death suit

Georgia residents might be interested in learning more about the wrongful death suit filed against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. In August 2014, Stewart was involved in an accident that left another driver dead during the Empire Super Sprints race at a raceway in Canandaigua, New York. During the race, Stewart and the man's car collided, which led to the other driver getting out of his car

Fiat Chrysler found liable for boy's death in car fire

A jury in Georgia ordered Fiat Chrysler to pay $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a fiery accident. In March 2012, the boy was a passenger in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The Jeep burst into flames after a fuel tank that was mounted behind its rear axle was punctured in the collision.

Parents of attorney file lawsuit for Metro death

Georgia residents may have heard that, on June 8, the family of a 35-year-old attorney filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the attorney reportedly fell off an escalator at the Judiciary Square Metro Station in Washington, D.C. The lawsuit claimed that he fell approximately eight feet and suffered fatal injuries.

Jenner asks that wrongful death suit be dropped

Georgia residents may be interested to know that lawyers for the former Bruce Jenner have asked that a wrongful death lawsuit filed against him in May 2015 be dropped. The suit stems from a fatal car accident that Jenner was involved in back in February 2015. In a statement, Jenner says that while the accident was a terrible tragedy, he should not be held financially responsible for it. The statement further claims that the plaintiffs, who are two stepchildren of the woman who died in the accident, were financially independent adults who did not need the money.

Avoiding drowning deaths

As many Georgia residents know, drowning deaths may be purely accidental without liability. Some are due to negligence on the part of swimming facility owners ranging from public pools to rural swimming areas. Laws mandate that owners or operators of such facilities take care to ensure pool safety, and authorities are able to close noncomplying pools.

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