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Florida Court Reduces Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuit in UCF Football Player’s Death

This past August, a ruling by a Florida court of appeals effectively reduced a $10 million damage award to $200,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a University of Central Florida football player who died during team practice drills in the 2008 season. UCF student-athlete Ereck Plancher collapsed and died following intensive conditioning drills at the… Read More

Parents Sue Deputies over Death of Down-syndrome Man at Maryland Movie Theater

On Thursday, October 17th, the parents of a man born with Down syndrome filed a wrongful death suit against three sheriff’s deputies from the state of Maryland for causing his alleged: “violent, terrifying, and painful death” as the deputies attempted to remove the handicapped man from a movie theater earlier this year. The disabled man, Robert Ethan Saylor, 26, of… Read More