Tag Archives: Suicide

Tort/Negligence — Wrongful Death – Suicide – Uncontrollable Impulse — Traffic Accident – Product Liability – Delayed Airbag Deployment – Punitive Damages (access required)

Wickersham v. Ford Motor Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-130-16, 33 pp.) (David Norton, J.) 9:13-cv-01192; D.S.C. Holding: As a general rule, suicide constitutes an independent act of the decedent that extinguishes the line of causation connecting a defendant’s actions to ...

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Lawyer’s family sued over alleged fraud scheme (access required)


A group of people claiming to have fallen victim to a bold scheme orchestrated by the late Darlington lawyer John Schurlknight, who committed suicide in his law office last year, are now suing Schurlknight’s family. The 21 plaintiffs allege that Schurlknight funneled stolen money to his widow, Malinda, and his two children, Lee and Laura Schurlknight, and that they are now trying to hide their ill-gotten assets.

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