Wrongful Death

Record-Setting $8.3M Wrongful Death Settlement In Case Of Santa Rita Jail Beating Includes Sweeping ReformsProsecutors and defense attorneys have just settled the largest wrongful death civil rights settlement in California history and it will change the way inmates with addictions are treated in prisons across the country.
No Charges For Richmond Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Man Outside Liquor Store, DA Says It Was Self-DefenseNo charges will be filed against an officer in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Richmond last September, a Contra Costa County deputy district attorney said.
Napa To Pay $700K To Family Of Man Killed By Police In ShootingThe city of Napa and the family of a man who was fatally shot by Napa police in 2010 have settled a wrongful death lawsuit, both parties to the suit announced Monday.
The Family Of Man Shot By Richmond Police Officer May Sue For Wrongful DeathThe family of a man shot and killed by a Richmond police officer last week believes the officer is lying about what happened.
Santa Cruz Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Following Fatal Highway 17 Big Rig Crash25-year-old Daniel McGuire was killed in the crash on July 10, when a big rig driver lost control of his vehicle while traveling northbound on Highway 17 near Lexington Reservoir.
Family Of Cal Football Player Ted Agu Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against UC RegentsAttorneys representing the family of former California football player Ted Agu filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California.
Union Files Complaint In Death Of Window-Washing Custodian At UC BerkeleyA union representing service workers at the University of California, Berkeley has filed a complaint with state authorities over the death of a custodian.
Phil Matier: Wrongful Death Suit Could Change How Uber Does BusinessA wrongful-death lawsuit involving Uber and one of its drivers who struck a 6-year-old girl, could be instrumental in changing the way ridesharing companies are regulated.
Family Of Sonoma Teen Killed By Deputy To File Civil Rights SuitThe attorney for the family of 13-year-old Andy Lopez Cruz will file a federal civil rights lawsuit in San Francisco Monday against Sonoma County and the sheriff's deputy who fatally shot the teen on Oct. 22.
San Mateo Bridge Limo Fire Victims' Families File Wrongful Death SuitsFamily members of the victims of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo bridge are filing wrongful death lawsuits.
Berkeley PD To Change Policies After Wrongful Death SettlementThe wife and two sons of a man who was killed outside his home in the Berkeley Hills last year have reached a resolution of their wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Berkeley.
Judge Says Park Officials Destroyed Evidence Case Of Boy Who Died From Fall At NorCal ParkA federal magistrate judge says the National Park Service purposely destroyed evidence in the wrongful death case of a 9-year-old boy who fell from a retaining wall in a Northern California Park.