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Federal Jury Awards More Than $1 Billion in Case Involving Artificial Hips

Dec 2016 05

A federal jury in Dallas has entered a verdict of $1.04 billion dollars against the giant pharmaceutical corporation, Johnson & Johnson, in favor of six patients with artificial hips that were manufactured by a subsidiary of the corporation.

Update To Important Trademark Case In Supreme Court

Nov 2016 17

The nation’s largest attorney organization, the American Bar Association, has submitted a brief to the United Stated Supreme Court in a case that may determine whether Washington’s NFL team can continue to register the name “Redskins” as its trademark.

Briefing Begins in Case Affecting Washington Redskins Trademark

Nov 2016 14

The United States Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a case that will affect the “Redskins” trademark used by the Washington team in the National Football League. In 2014, the U.S. Trademark Office cancelled the football team’s trademark at the…

Be Aware of "Arbitration Agreements"

Nov 2016 02

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a Kentucky case to decide whether an "arbitration agreement" in a nursing home contract can be used to prevent a resident or a resident’s survivors from suing the nursing home for negligence that causes injury…

Jury Finds That Talcum Powder Causes Cancer

Nov 2016 01

Juries in three recent Missouri cases have awarded verdicts totaling $200 million to women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused them to suffer ovarian cancer.

Federal Judge Emphasizes Jury's Role in Punishing Corporate Misconduct

Oct 2016 21

A federal judge in Georgia has made a strong statement supporting the role of citizen jurors in punishing corporations for reckless misconduct that injures consumers.

Document Destruction Leads to Significant Verdict Against Hankook Tires

Sep 2016 12

An Arkansas jury recently returned a substantial verdict in a case against tire manufacturer Hankook. A 76 year-old man suffered a fractured leg and hip in a truck crash that was caused by a loss of control that occurred when the tread on the right front…

Woman Killed and Four Others Injured in Truck Crash Near Quemado, Texas

Aug 2016 30

A woman was killed and four people were injured on August 22, 2016, when a tractor-trailer carrying a load of the propellant devices that inflate auto airbags crashed and exploded near the Quemado, Texas town on the Mexican border.

California Gas Utility Fined for Record-Keeping Failures

Aug 2016 22

The Public Utilities Commission in California has fined Pacific Gas & Electric Company more than $25 million dollars for the company's failure to keep proper investigative records of gas leaks and other safety problems.

California Gas Utility Convicted of Crimes for Gas Line Explosion

Aug 2016 10

On August 10, 2016, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was found guilty by a California federal court jury of criminal activity for violating pipeline safety standards in a 2010 gas line explosion that killed eight people, injured many others, and caused…