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Catholic teacher's award set at $403,608 for wrongful firing
U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller reduced the total judgment awarded to former Roman Catholic school teacher Emily Herx from about $540,000 to $... Read More
$17 million award in Nebraska medical malpractice case of oxygen-starved baby
OMAHA, Nebraska - In a case that could test Nebraska’s strict cap on medical malpractice awards, a federal jury has awarded the family of a 2-year-... Read More
Court Questions $41 Million Verdict in Connecticut Tick Disease Case
A federal appeals court has opted to let Connecticut's Supreme Court ultimately decide whether to uphold a $41.5 million verdict awarded to the family of a teenager sickened by a tick on a school trip to China. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently sent two questions to the Read More
Lazy Receptionist Never Forwards Desperate Wife's Calls to Doctor, Jury Awards $3.5M
A Clayton County, Georgia, jury awarded $3.5 million Friday to the widow of a 39-year-old man who died from pneumonia. As her husband lay dying, she made repeated calls for help to the doctor, but his receptionist never notified the doctor. The case focused on the failure of the doctor's Read More
Bayer Settles Yaz Arterial Thrombosis Litigation for $56.9 Million
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.has agreed to pay $56.9 Million, without admitting liability, to resolve claims of approximately 1,300 women who suffered Arterial Thrombotic Events after using certain of its oral contraceptives . Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., announced Read More
Oregon Newborn Wins $1M for Shoulder Damage in Childbirth
A permanent injury to a newborn child led a jury in Jackson County, Oregon, to award $1 million in a shoulder dystocia lawsuit. The plaintiffs claim that negligence during labor led to the severe tearing of the baby’s brachial plexus nerves and permanent disability in her left hand. The jury found Read More
California Jury Awards $21 Million to Family Hit by Drunk Driver
Palmdale, CA: In the days and hours leading up to February 6, 2011, the Cardona family of Palmdale could have no idea that their lives were about to change dramatically, and not for the better. That often happens when a drunk driver finds you. As it turns out, almost $21 million dollars has also Read More
Boss shows porno at office, jury awards her $12 million for sex harassment
DES MOINES, Iowa —A jury has awarded nearly $12 million to an Indianola woman who says her former co-workers at a toy company subjected her to graphic sexual comments and other harassment. The jury awarded $11.9 million to Danielle Rennenger as part of a verdict reached Wednesday in federal court. Read More
Milwaukee archdiocese settles for $21 million for 300 sex victims
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding. The proposed deal, which will be part of a reorganization plan submitted to a Read More
Bard Said to Pay $67,000 per case to Settle Vaginal-Mesh Cases
C.R. Bard Inc. agreed to pay more than $200 million to resolve at least 3,000 cases by women injured by the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts, five people familiar with the accord said. The settlement resolves about a fifth of the outstanding suits related to the implants, which bolster sagging organs Read More
Stupid oil company delivers 600 gallons of diesel fuel into basement - Ohio jury orders $1.3 million
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A jury has awarded than $1.3 million in damages to a couple whose southern Ohio farmhouse was made inhabitable when a fuel deliverer pumped 600 gallons of diesel into their basement. The Ross County jury awarded the money to Charles and Tammy Immell, who have a 200-acre farm near Read More
Parents of Georgia teen, killed by drugged dump truck driver, recover $8.3M
The parents of 16-year-old Chase Benton, who was killed in a collision with a dump truck almost 10 years ago, were awarded nearly $8.3 million by a DeKalb County, Georgia, jury, including almost $475,000 in attorney fees. The plaintiffs' lawyers, Atlanta solo Terry Jackson and DelCampo Weber & Read More
Ex-smoker with 2 lung transplants recovers $8 Million from Philip Morris
A Florida jury on July 31 awarded nearly $8 million in compensatory damages to the family of an ex-smoker who had two lung transplants after decades of smoking and found that a punitive damages phase is warranted against Philip Morris USA Inc. Elaine Jordan has suffered with chronic obstructive Read More
Ex-Cop Recovers $1 million after Head Crushed in Bus Door
CAMP VERDE, Arizona -- A Yavapai County Superior Court Jury has awarded $1 million to former Clarkdale police officer Serafin Razo, as the verdict in a civil tort case charging negligence against a Clarkdale-Jerome School District bus driver.  Razo's attorneys charged that bus driver Gary Naylor Read More
$1.2M settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit over keg explosion at New Hampshire brewery
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A $1.2 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit over a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery. The Portsmouth Herald reports ( 26-year-old worker Benjamin Harris died in April 2012 while pressurizing a plastic beer keg with air at Read More

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