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Paint and Pigment Manufacturers Appeal $1B VerdictAug 2017 25
Paint giant Sherwin-Williams and two companies that make pigments used in paints have appealed a judge’s verdict awarding $1.15 billion dollars to northern California municipalities in which residents' homes have been contaminated by lead used in the…
Jury Awards $148M to Paralyzed WomanAug 2017 24
A Chicago state court jury awarded $148M to a 24 year-old woman who was left paraplegic when a pedestrian shelter at O’Hare airport collapsed and fell on her.
Jury Awards $13M Verdict In Asbestos CaseAug 2017 23
A federal court jury in California awarded $13 million dollars to the surviving family members of a man who died as the result of years of exposure to asbestos in a sugar refinery near his home.
Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wrongful Death Case Against Oilfield Drilling ContractorMar 2017 13
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that may have important consequences for oilfield workers. A drilling contractor working at a remote location refused to put a bunkhouse on its drill site so that its crews could rest on site. Instead,…
Ohio Federal Jury Awards $10.5 Million in Punitive Damages Against DupontJan 2017 05
An Ohio federal jury has awarded $10.5 million in punitive damages in a case involving cancer caused by dumping chemicals into the Ohio River. An Ohio man brought suit against chemical giant, DuPont, showing that, for decades, the company had dumped an…
Trial Judge Reduces Jury’s Punitive Damages AwardJan 2017 05
The federal judge who presided over trial against Johnson & Johnson has now reduced the $1 billion punitive damage award by nearly one-half, to approximately $510 million.
Oregon Supreme Court rules witness to injury or death of family member can bring suitDec 2016 31
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a person who witnesses injury to or death of a family member caused by the negligence of another may bring suit to recover money damages for serious emotional distress caused by the event.
$21 Million Judgment in Pipeline Explosion Being AppealedDec 2016 07
A man working at a Texas oil storage facility was killed and several of his co-workers were seriously injured when a pipeline on which they were working exploded because the storage company that owned the pipeline had not cleared the line of dangerous…
Federal Jury Awards More Than $1 Billion in Case Involving Artificial HipsDec 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.
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…
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