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Family of Shocked Children Sues CenterPoint Energy

A Spring family says a hanging electric wire should have been fixed by CenterPoint Energy weeks before their two children were shocked as they were playing in their backyard. Christopher and Sarah Zarsky are suing the electric company after their 3-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son were burned by a wire in their backyard in the […]

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TOSHA Fines Valero $63K for March Fire

(Memphis)  There are new details regarding the March fire at the Valero refinery in Memphis that killed one contract worker and injured two others. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or TOSHA has completed its investigation and WREG On Your Side Investigators received a redacted copy of portions of the report. The company was […]

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Millions at stake in Valero suit

Subcontractor died, 2 injured in March explosion at plant A multimillion-dollar wrongful death and injury lawsuit has been filed in San Antonio as a result of the Valero Refinery explosion in early March in which a subcontractor was killed and two others were severely burned in Memphis. The lawsuit alleges severe and gross negligence – […]

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Family Files Lawsuit Against CenterPoint After Children Shocked, Burned by Power Wire

SPRING. Texas — Ten days after a 5-year-old and her 3-year-old old brother were shocked and severely burned by a dangling power pole guy wire, an attorney has filed a lawsuit on the family’s behalf. “I don’t think this family is ever going to be made whole again,” said attorney Tony Buzbee, who believes the […]

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Lawsuit Filed After Children Burned by Power Line

FULL TEXT OF REPORT: The parents of two young children severely burned by a downed power line have filed a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy.The 3-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl remain in the intensive care unit after undergoing multiple surgeries, skin grafting and amputations.   Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the Zarsky family, said both parents […]

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First Reno air race crash lawsuit filed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a Texas man killed when a racing aircraft crashed into spectators in the National Championship Air Races in Reno filed a $25 million lawsuit Tuesday against the pilot's family, a mechanic on the World War II-era aircraft and the Nevada organization that hosted the event. The lawsuit filed […]

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Victim’s lawyer says Reno Air Races investigation compromised

The family of one of the 10 spectators who died in the Sept. 16 crash at the Reno National Championship Air Races is challenging federal investigators' decision to allow race promoters and aviation regulators to take an active part in the investigation of the fatal crash.   "The victims of the disaster are allowed no […]

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Transocean: No Apologies Over Gulf Oil Spill

Fourteen months after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded 50 miles southeast of Venice, La., killing 11 men and setting off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, (RIG)Transocean, the company that owned and ran the ill-fated 32,600-ton vessel, finally issued its official account of what happened and why. It produced a report on […]

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Oil-Spill Attorney Lauds Process, but Says Transocean Treated Workers like ‘Criminals’

An attorney with 15,000 oil-spill clients says BP's claims process has treated his injured clients "fairly and with respect." But he said Transocean and Halliburton treated their injured workers "like criminals." Tony Buzbee said BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility, overseen by Kenneth Feinberg, has settled almost all of his 19 personal injury claims from employees who […]

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Feinberg Says He Hasn’t Seen Illness Claims

BATON ROUGE (CN) – Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of BP's $20 billion fund for oil spill damages, told a Louisiana House and Senate committee on Monday that he hasn't processed any claims for sicknesses related to the oil-spill cleanup – or even seen any. Thousands of people on the Gulf Coast say they are sick from […]

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