Continuing our personal injury news series, we’re checking in on events happening both around the Seattle area and the rest of the country. This time around, we’ve got a hit-and-run charge in New York state that has Seattle ties, a woman sues her deceased husband’s employer in Texas, and a Florida woman is forced to produce Facebook photos in a personal injury case.
Hit-and-Run in New York Shakes Up Seattle
Evelina Brown, a student from Seattle, WA, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run early last year. A 64-year old woman from Poughkeepsie, New York has plead guilty in the death of Brown and another student, Sarah McCausland of Winnetka, Illinois, after she struck the pair along Route 9G in Tivoli, New York on January 31, 2014. Carol Boeck of Red Hook plead guilty to the charges and faces up to 21 years in prison.
Woman Sues Husband’s Employer over his Death
Wilma Powell, wife of the deceased Donaldson Powell, is filing suit against Atlantic Richfield Company in a case that has ramifications for the rest of the personal injury field. According to the complaint, while Powell worked for the company (formerly known as Sinclair-Koppers), he was exposed to toxic materials like asbestos. The complaint states that Powell died due to an asbestos-related illness, on May 15, 2014. Wilma Powell is seeking exemplary and punitive damages.
Woman Forced to Provide Facebook Photos in Personal Injury Case
A Florida appeals court has upheld an order to require a personal injury plaintiff to produce for the court Facebook photographs from her personal account. The court ruled that the photographs were admissible evidence and were not privileged or protected by any rights of privacy, no matter the settings on her Facebook account.
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