This will take years. I am not sure what happened, is happening on the motion to set aside the default judgement. Not answering in time is really bad form.
Defamation and Intentional infliction of emotional pain are really hard to win on. Perhaps negligent infliction for lying about what really happened.
Straight forward negligently causing the death would work if she was not Government,
I would say no matter who wins in this lower court it will go on to Appeal and that will add another year -- So maybe if hrc wins, it could be finished by her first term.