Parkland families will have to share no more than $300,000 in mass shooting lawsuit against school district, court rules
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the school district where the Parkland mass shooting took place more than two years ago does not have to pay more than $300,000 in combined damages to the victims’ families.Attorneys for survivors and families of the 17 students and staff killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018 had asked the court to consider each gunshot as a separate incident, arguing that each plaintiff was entitled to receive $200,000, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.But the limit under Florida state law is $300,000, which the court said shou...
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Second Parkland cop who was fired after school shooting will get his job back
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Broward sheriff’s deputy who was fired for taking cover behind his truck and then driving away from the Parkland school massacre should be reinstated with back pay, an arbitrator has ruled.With this week’s ruling, Deputy Josh Stambaugh is now the second fired deputy in recent months to have an arbitrator rule they should get their job back after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony fired Josh Stambaugh on June 25, 2019, following investigations into his response during the 2018 massacre in Parkland. At the time of the ...
Two dead, six injured in overnight shooting near Rutgers
Two people were killed and six injured early Sunday morning when gunfire broke out near Rutgers University in New Jersey.The victims have not been identified, but officials said Sunday that the two fatalities were both male.New Brunswick police responded to calls just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday and found eight people with apparent gunshot wounds inside a house just blocks from the Rutgers campus.All eight were transported to various local hospitals.The conditions of the other six is unclear and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately return a request for comment.Officials sai...
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