Litigator of the Week: Powerful Story Wins $27.7 million Judgment for Family of Man Killed in Bicycle Accident
Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff was named “Litigator of the Week” for a successful jury trial verdict: Topping the list of what Richard Mithoff has learned in 46 years as a trial lawyer is this useful gem, “I always believe the plaintiff is Exhibit A.” And that’s how Mithoff, 71, won a $27.7 million judgment Friday for the family of a man killed while riding his bicycle — without any eye witnesses or hard evidence to prove how it happened.
Family of Firefighter Killed in Bike Crash Awarded $39 million in Wrongful Death Suit
The family of a fallen firefighter killed in a bicycle accident has been awarded $39.95 million in a wrongful death suit against a landscaping company.
Entergy Sued Over Allegations of Negligence Leading to Electrician’s Death
A father and mother from Idaho are suing three energy production companies over claims of negligence resulting in their son’s death.
Texas Gas violated safety rules in fatal gas leak, report says
The Texas Gas Service violated safety rules in handling a gas leak reported in November at a North Austin house where a gas explosion killed a man in January, according to a report released by the Texas Railroad Commission.
Family of Americans killed in Air France Air Bus crash sue
The families of two Americans killed in the crash of an Air France air bus flight off the coast of South America in June filed a lawsuit claiming the airline and the plane’s various manufacturers knew the aircraft had defective parts that could have caused the accident.
Rita bus fire families settle for millions
Victims’ kin hope award brings ‘closure’ and changes in safety
Nearly four years after 23 Bellaire nursing home residents died in a fiery bus while evacuating from Hurricane Rita, their families have reached a settlement.
Suit blames copter crash on windshield, speed
The latest lawsuit filed after a January oilfield helicopter crash in a Terrebonne marsh killed eight people alleges that a replacement windshield and the negligence of the aircraft’s owner and manufacturer are to blame.
Victims settle in bus crash
No criminal charges filed in Jan. 2 accident that killed 1 passenger and injured 46
Victims in a bus crash near Victoria have agreed to a settlement with the insurance companies for the Houston owners, operators and driver of the motor carriers, lawyers said.
Family: Side airbags in son’s car failed
In December, emergency crews arrived in Simonton to find Charles Tovar’s 2005 Toyota Prius in a ditch. Family claims the airbags designed to keep their son safe failed. He was only 19 years old.