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American-Airlines-300x200Scott Becker of Miami, Florida is suing American Airlines for physical and psychological injuries he allegedly sustained during an emergency evacuation of a Boeing 767 that caught fire at O’Hare International Airport before its scheduled takeoff for Miami on October 28, 2016.

In a lawsuit filed on June 13 in Miami, Becker, 47, alleges the airline failed to ensure the jetliner was properly maintained and negligently failed “to provide proper assistance, supervision and instruction in the evacuation.” The lawsuit seeks more than $75,000 in damages, including legal fees for “personal and bodily injuries, both physical and psychological in nature;” pain and suffering; disability; medical bills; lost earnings; and past and future emotional distress.

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Chelsea-Halter-240x300Chelsea Halter of Biscayne Park, Florida was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly driving the wrong way on the Palmetto Expressway and causing multiple car accidents, one of which sent a driver to a hospital, while under the influence of alcohol.

Halter, 24, was charged with DUI, DUI causing property or personal damage, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. She was also charged with two misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Halter has since bonded out of Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The press did not list an attorney for her.

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Thomas-Michael-Cifrodella-227x300Thomas Michael Cifrodella of Acreage, Florida was arrested on Thursday for his involvement in the DUI crash that led to the death of Alford “Jamie” Scardina and seriously injured Angel Digiovanni.

Cifrodella, 36, is being charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI causing serious bodily harm. He is being held without bond at Palm Beach County Jail. His bond hearing is scheduled for July 10. The press did not list an attorney for him.

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David-Smith-II-272x300Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Captain David Smith II was arrested on last week for allegedly driving under the influence and crashing into a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist, who has not been unidentified, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Their condition is currently unknown.

Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI. He was booked into jail at 1 a.m. on Sunday and released a few hours later. Attorney information was not available.

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Dynamic-Airways-300x16977 passengers who were on a 2015 flight to Caracas at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that was aborted after a fire erupted on the plane’s left engine are suing Dynamic Airways for unspecified damages. The lawsuit claims a number of passengers were injured during the evacuation process.

The lawsuit, filed last month in Broward Circuit Court, alleges that the aircraft caught fire because of “negligence and willful misconduct,” by the pilot and Dynamic Airways. Some of the passenger’s claims may reportedly reach into the millions because of the seriousness of the injuries they suffered.

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