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Lawsuit Follows Truckee Tahoe Airport Crash

A negligence lawsuit has been filed by a 15 year-old girl because of injuries she suffered in a 2009 plane crash at the Truckee, Nevada airport.

On Sept. 7, 2009, the then 14 year-old girl was flying from Truckee to San Jose with her friend in a plane piloted by her friend’s parents. The lawsuit claims the pilots of the Cessna P206B filled the plane with an excessive amount of fuel – because fuel is cheaper in Truckee than in San Jose – and therefore made the plane too heavy for takeoff.

The young girl suffered multiple injuries including her back broken in six places and a brain hemorrhage with a concussion.  She continues to suffer from her injuries.

One of the pilots, now a paraplegic from the crash, claims they were not “tankering” fuel to save money and that she had planned the flight including the weight of the fuel.  Her daughter and her husband also suffered injuries in the crash.

The lawsuit claims the pilots disregard for the high-density altitude or “thin air” was the major cause of the crash.

The amount of damages asked requested for personal injury has not been released.

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Did GM Make A Defective Silverado?

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Perryton man in the Eastern District of Texas against General Motors for allegedly making a defective vehicle, reports the Southeast Texas Record. 

On June 24, the man was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado when another vehicle pulled out in front of him causing him to hit the rear of a tractor trailer and catch fire.  

The lawsuit accuses GM of manufacturing an unreasonably dangerous and defective vehicle because the vehicle failed to provide proper restraint, failed to prevent ejection from the seating area, failed to maintain survival space and for failing to control and distribute energy. 

The lawsuit further alleges the vehicle was defective because the safety systems failed to perform together like a safety chain and due to the lack of a fuel shut off switch and power shut off switch.

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Equipment Company Sued After Sacramento Kings Player Injured

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, California, the Sacramento Kings are suing the makers of an exercise ball after one of their guards was injured and missed most of last season’s games. 

According to the lawsuit, Francisco Garcia “suffered severe personal injuries” when an exercise ball called the Gymnic Plus Ball burst.  The ball’s Italian manufacturer and the two U.S. distributors are named in the lawsuit which asks for at least the $4 million in wages the team paid Garcia under the terms of his contract.

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