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WV: Massey Energy to Begin Discussing Benefits Packages for Miners' Survivors

JULIAN, WV - The Charleston Daily Mail reports that Massey Energy will begin discussing benefits packages for survivors of the 29 miners who died in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, but it remains to be seen if the company packages will deter multimillion-dollar wrongful death lawsuits that are expected...

OK: Cintas Settles Lawsuit of Employee Burned to Death in Industrial Dryer

TULSA, OK - Cintas Corp., which had initially refused to pay workers' compensation benefits to the family of Eleazar Torres-Gomez, who burned to death in an industrial dryer the the company's Oklahoma plant, has settled the family's wrongful death suit four days before trial was to begin...

PA: Wrongful Death Case Involving Minor Allegedly Intoxicated at Work Poses Interesting Workers' Comp Question

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA - A wrongful death action against the owners of a Ramada Inn for allegedly allowing a 17-year-old employee to drink on the job and then drive home drunk with tragic consequences raises an interesting question about how Pennsylvania workers' compensation laws would impact this...

TX: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Gulf Oil Rig Explosion, Fire

HOUSTON , TX - Attorneys with the Houston trial law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP yesterday filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Aaron Dale Burkeen , one of 11 men still missing after the recent oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico . A resident of Philadelphia, Miss. , Mr. Burkeen...