Duck Boat Defendants bob and weave

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/state-and-regional/firms-cite-law-in-missouri-duck-boat-accident-seek-mediation/article_3600623f-743a-5264-b527-3312e9524237.html

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Looks like some public relations and legal maneuvers to drag things out. Mediation is often used to settle the case short of trial. Avoids uncertainty and often saves time. However, both parties must agree.

Teen who threw fatal punch gets probation | News-Gazette.com

CARLYLE (AP) — A southern Illinois teenager who threw a punch that killed another teen has been sentenced to probation.T

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You will see in many cases such as this that the family goes after someone who purchased the alcohol or adults who organized the party. The teen who threw the fatal punch most likely has no money. They are seeking someone who has money or insurance coverage. No money damages will replace the person, however this is all the law allows in terms of civil recovery.

Woman fatally struck by vehicle, causing multi-vehicle crash in Lisle | Chicago Sun-Times

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Pedestrians have rights to the road also. Drivers may raise defenses if someone is not using the roadway properly. That is why witnesses, videos and accident reconstruction play an important part in these cases.

Wal-Mart faces lawsuit over Illinois Uber slaying | News | WIBQ

Source: Wal-Mart faces lawsuit over Illinois Uber slaying | News | WIBQ

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This lawsuit shows that more than the original attacker may face civil damages. The family of the victim must prove that WalMart and its security guards did not act properly. It will be difficult to make this case, however the possibility remains that a jury will agree with their argument and award damages.

62-year-old man dies after Bedford Park crash | Chicago Sun-Times

A 62-year-old man died Tuesday following a crash in southwest suburban Bedford Park.

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Strange sounding accident. Family of person killed in such an accident may sue the driver of the vehicle if it can be proven that the driver was reckless or did not take into account proper safety precautions.