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Bleachers at Salem High School (NH)

NH School District “Surprised” By Bleacher Fall Lawsuit

Kayla Butterworth was just 12 years old when she fell at Salem High School in New Hampshire. She broke several bones and was in a wheelchair for eight weeks.

05/17/2013

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Toys R Us Appeals $20 Million Andover Pool Slide Death Ruling To Mass. SJC

A jury awarded the victim’s family more than $20 million, finding that the slide sold by Toys R Us did not comply with federal safety standards for swimming pool slides.

05/04/2013

Shawn Drumgold

New Trial Ordered In Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Against Boston

A federal Appeals Court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit filed by a Boston man wrongly convicted of murder, saying a judge’s error may have influenced a jury’s decision to award the man $14 million.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/02/2013

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 19:  Junior Seau #55 of the New England Patriots smiles from the sidelines as his team plays the Arizona Cardinals during their pre season game on August19, 2006 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

AP: Family Of Junior Seau Sues NFL

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

01/23/2013

Melnick sisters

4 Sisters Who Had Breast Cancer Sue Drug Maker, Blaming Mother’s Medication

The Melnick sisters blame a drug called Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES. And now they are taking pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to court in a groundbreaking lawsuit.

01/03/2013

Bishop Brady hockey player Shelby Herrington

Girl Fights To Stay On Boys’ High School Hockey Team In Concord, NH

When there was no girl’s hockey team, Shelby Herrington was allowed to play on the boys’ team at a New Hampshire high school.

12/12/2012

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Minority Police Officers Gain Ground In Discrimination Lawsuit

Minority police officers who filed a lawsuit can move forward on their claim that a promotional exam discriminates against black and Hispanic officers, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/10/2012

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New Bedford Family Files Suit Against 5 Officers

The family of a New Bedford man who died in police custody has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against five city officers for allegedly failing to get proper medical help for the man.

10/02/2012

A gavel sits on a desk at a courthouse. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State SJC Strikes Down Hospitals’ Healthcare Lawsuit

The state Supreme Judicial Court has dismissed lawsuits filed by seven Massachusetts hospitals and a managed healthcare organization that claimed they were shortchanged by the state’s 2006 health care law.

09/15/2012

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Judge: Donahue Family Can Sue FBI Agents Who Protected Whitey Bulger

A federal judge has ruled that the family of one of Whitey Bulger’s alleged victims can go ahead with a lawsuit against FBI agents.

09/14/2012

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