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Wrongful death suit filed after ‘car surfing’ stunt

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed after a ‘car surfing’ stunt left a 20-year-old man dead. The incident occurred in a Wal-Mart parking lot off of South Illinois Route 31 when the young man was sitting on top of a car and the driver took a sharp turn and accelerated quickly. The man was… Read More

Judge dismisses wrongful death case in Illinois

A wrongful death case was recently thrown out due to the statute of limitations in the case. The case was filed by the parents of a 22-year-old that was found dead in her boyfriend’s home in 2005. Her death was labeled a murder-suicide case by police officials, but her parents have filed a wrongful death… Read More

Wrongful death settlement reached

A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city by the father of a 17-year-old found dead in a collapsed stairwell on April 5, 2006. The teenager’s father filed the suit on April 11, 2006, in Vermilion County Circuit Court.  He was asking for more than $50,000. The size of… Read More