Hot-air balloon crash: Pilot’s bad decisions caused worst in history

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In cases such as these, victims may sue the pilot, the hot air balloon company and others who may have had a role in allowing the pilot to fly. The problem may be not enough insurance to cover all the damages with 16 dead.

Teen found dead in walk-in freezer after hotel party | New York Post

A mother says she’s “horrified” after the body of her 19-year-old daughter was found inside an Illinois hotel’s walk-in freezer — a day after she apparently walked into it drunk, according

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Sounds incredible. Civil damages may be sought against the hotel, but it will take a lot of investigation to find out how this happened on her own. The hotel will be able to use the woman’s intoxication as a defense.

State trooper injured in I-74 crash near Farmer City | Local News | pantagraph.com

FARMER CITY — An Illinois State trooper has been airlifted to a Champaign hospital following a two-vehicle crash near Farmer City.

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Be safe out there. Prayers with the trooper and family. In Illinois the trooper may sue for workers’ compensation benefits and may also sue the at fault driver.

Police investigating suicide attempt at Sangamon Co. Jail; former inmate dead

A lawyer for the family of a former Clinton woman who died last week after a suspected suicide attempt in March at the Sangamon County Jail says local and state officials failed to properly care for the woman’s mental illnesses.“I don’t think there’s any question that she shouldn’t have been brought to the jail,” Alan Mills, executive director of the Chicago-based Uptown People’s Law Center, told The State Journal-Register.Mills, a lawyer representing the family of Tiffany Rusher,

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This is most likely become a more prevalent issue due to Illinois funding problems for mental health treatment. The question will be how do you take care of a mentally ill person who may endanger others and herself. Legally the question is did jail personnel follow standard procedure in caring for this mentally ill woman.

Dairy Queen manager charged after Missouri teen’s suicide

Witnesses said the boy, 17, had been bullied for years at school and work before he shot himself outside his home in December.

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This will certainly be a difficult criminal case to prove against the manager. Victim’s family would be able file a civil lawsuit for money damages against the manager, the restaurant and the school district. Matters of proof are often difficult, especially when there are multiple causes of emotional distress that have occurred over the years.