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Nick Gordon has been ordered by a Georgia judge to pay $36 million in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s wrongful death case, her estate’s lawyers have said.

Whitney Houston’s daughter was found unresponsive in a bath in her Atlanta home in 2015.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family accused Nick Gordon of plying her with a “toxic mixture” before putting her face down in the water.

Nick Gordon has not been criminally charged in connection with her death.

However, he was found liable in September following a default judgment in a civil case because he failed to appear in court.

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Nick Gordon did not appear at the civil hearing, nor did he appoint a lawyer, but his legal representatives have previously described the allegations as baseless.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was in a coma for six months before dying in a hospice aged 22 in July 2015 as a result of immersion in water and drug intoxication, according to medical records.

A post-mortem report was unable to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes.

Bobbi Kristina Brown died in similar circumstances to her mother, who also died in a bathtub in 2012 with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.

Her estate had been seeking at least $40 million from Nick Gordon in its wrongful death lawsuit against him, which was filed in October 2015.

Nick Gordon was accused of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Bobbi Kristina Brown’s account into his own without authorization.

In a statement after November 17 court order one of the lawyers acting for her family said: “Bobbi suffered such horrific pain and degradation at the hands of Nick Gordon.”

“[He was] the man she loved and trusted. No one should suffer the way she did and the judge sent a strong message in the award of punitive damages that this despicable behaviour is inexcusable and will not be tolerated,” Glenda Hatchett was quoted by Atlanta Alive as saying.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father contended his daughter had a major career ahead of her in the entertainment industry before her untimely death.

Bobby Brown said in a statement after yesterday’s ruling that he was pleased with the judgment and called on prosecutors to file criminal charges.

“I do know Mr. Gordon will be unable to slander my daughter’s name in the future or obtain any benefits from the use of Krissy’s name,” NBC News quoted Bobby Brown as saying.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

Whitney Houston took in Nick Gordon at the age of 12. He lived with the family for years before he and Bobbi Kristina Brown began a romantic relationship.


Nick Gordon has lost a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

A Georgia judge upheld the plaintiff’s case against Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend as he repeatedly failed to meet court deadlines.

The lawsuit alleged that Nick Gordon physically abused Whitney Houston’s daughter and took money from her estate without her permission.

Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26, 2015, at the age of 22, several months after being found unresponsive in a bath at her suburban Atlanta home.

David Ware, a lawyer for the Brown estate conservator, said outside court: “The court agrees with us, by striking Mr. Gordon’s answer that he is legally responsible for her death.”

No lawyer was listed for Nick Gordon in online court records.

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Two attorneys who are defending Nick Gordon against any criminal allegations said they were not involved in the case.

Nick Gordon has missed court appearances twice, which meant Brown’s conservator won by default, according to Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford.

No criminal charges have been filed against Nick Gordon.

A jury trial will be set to determine how much Nick Gordon will be required to pay in damages, the judge’s order stated.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

She died at a hospice in July 2015, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bath.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death was a result of immersion in water and drug intoxication, according to medical records.

An autopsy showed Bobbi Kristina Brown had morphine, marijuana, alcohol and prescription drugs in her body at the time of her death, but the cause of death was “undetermined.”

The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015, sought $50 million in damages.

The conservator of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate first filed a $10 million lawsuit after Whitney Houston’s daughter was moved to a hospice, alleging that Nick Gordon fraudulently claimed to be Brown’s husband in order to access her multimillion-dollar inheritance.

The lawsuit was later amended to include an allegation of wrongful death, seeking additional damages.

Whitney Houston took in Nick Gordon at age 12, according to the reality TV series, The Houstons: On Our Own.

Nick Gordon lived with the family for years before he and Bobbi Kristina Brown began a romantic relationship.

Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bath in Los Angeles in 2012.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was the sole heir to Whitney Houston’s estate.


The city of Baltimore announces it has reached a proposed $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with Freddie Gray’s family.

Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges for the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died of a critical spine injury while in police custody in April.

Riots, looting and violence shook the city in the days following the black man’s death.

Baltimore will propose the settlement to its Board of Estimates on September 9.Freddie Gray death settlement

Freddie Gray was in the back of a prisoner transport van when he was injured.

The man’s death is of one of several involving black Americans and police which has spurred national debate, unrest and various social justice movements.

Baltimore police have admitted Freddie Gray was not secured by a seatbelt, as required by law, and he was denied medical attention while in the van.

The settlement would “resolve all civil claims related to the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Police Department, individual Baltimore Police offers and any other persons or institutions who might be deemed responsible for the death of Mr. Gray,” according to a statement from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings Blake.

The payment does not resolve any “factual disputes” surrounding his death and does not admit liability or fault on the part of the city or the police department, the statement added.

It is not a judgement on the guilt or innocence of the officers facing trial, said Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

The total payment being proposed for Freddie Gray’s case is more than the total paid out by the city for more than 120 other lawsuits against the Baltimore Police Department since 2011, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The police officers facing criminal charges ranging from false imprisonment to involuntary manslaughter have pleaded not guilty.

Dates for their trials have not been set yet.


Kevin Ward Jr.’s family has filed a wrongful death suit on August 7 against NASCAR champion Tony Stewart over the killing of the 20-year-old driver during a race at an upstate New York dirt track.

Kevin Ward, 20, died after he got out of his car in the middle of a road race in New York in August 2014 and was hit by Tony Stewart’s car.

The Ward family has accused Tony Stewart of acting with “reckless and malicious intent and negligence” and is suing for unspecified damages.

Tony Stewart was not criminally charged.

In a statement, Kevin Ward’s parents Kevin and Pamela said: “Our hope is that this lawsuit will hold Tony Stewart responsible for killing our son and show him there are real consequences when someone recklessly takes another person’s life.”Tony Stewart Kevin Ward tragedy

A court hearing in September 2014 heard that Kevin Ward was under the influence of marijuana on the night of the accident.

Kevin Ward had “enough to impair judgment”, according to Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo.

Tony Stewart, 43, a three-time NASCAR champion, had previously described the collision as “the toughest and most emotional experience” of his life.

They were racing alongside each other at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on August 9, when Kevin Ward’s car spun out of control.

He exited the vehicle and walked down the track, waving his arms at Tony Stewart in an apparent attempt to confront him.

The lawsuit claims Tony Stewart then revved his car’s engine, causing it to slide and strike the victim, throwing him into the air.

Kevin Ward’s father later told a local newspaper there was “no reason” for the death, given Tony Stewart’s experience and skills.

Police spent four weeks examining evidence in the case, including two videos, which they said “did not demonstrate aberrational driving by Tony Stewart”.

A New York grand jury declined to charge Tony Stewart on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.


A civil trial in which Michael Jackson’s family is suing concert promoters AEG is to begin on Monday, April 29, court officials have confirmed.

Michael Jackson’s family is suing AEG for wrongful death, claiming the company was responsible for the star’s death in 2009 because it hired Dr. Conrad Murray.

Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.

A jury of six men and six women has been selected for the Los Angeles trial, which may last up to six months.

Michael Jackson died from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol while preparing for 50 comeback gigs in the UK.

The legal action claims AEG Live is liable for his death because Dr.Conrad Murray supplied the mgastar with the surgical drug.

The Jackson family is suing for $40 billion. But AEG Live has said it was not responsible for the hire or supervision of the doctor and called the $40 billion claim “preposterous”.

Michael Jackson's family is suing AEG for wrongful death, claiming the company was responsible for the star's death in 2009 because it hired Dr. Conrad Murray

Michael Jackson’s family is suing AEG for wrongful death, claiming the company was responsible for the star’s death in 2009 because it hired Dr. Conrad Murray

Potential witnesses include Michael Jackson’s mother, the star’s two oldest children, Prince, 16, and Paris, 15, as well as the singers Prince and Diana Ross.

The jury was selected from more than 100 candidates – many of whom were eliminated because they said serving on a three-month trial would be a hardship.

Others were rejected when they said they had a bias against Jackson or disapproved of big-figure legal cases or had business ties to AEG or the Jackson family.

Lawyers for both sides have now begun questioning prospective candidates to sit as six alternative jurors – used to replace a regular juror who becomes unable to serve.

The legal action accuses the promoters of failing to check the credentials of Dr. Conrad Murray, who supplied Michael Jackson with the propofol.

During Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial in 2011, the prosecution said he caused Michael Jackson’s death through negligence.

The defense argued that Michael Jackson was a drug addict who caused his own death by giving himself an extra dose of propofol while the cardiologist was out of the room.

Earlier this week, Conrad Murray launched an appeal against his conviction.

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