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Faulty Pump Caused Cleaning Contractor to be Sprayed With Acid; $1.8M Jury Award for Injuries, Including Vision/Hearing Loss

May 17, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Keith v. Hatfield Quality Meats L.L.C. (Pa.Comp.Pl.) Faulty Pump Caused Cleaning Contractor to be Sprayed With Acid; $1.8M Jury Award for Injuries, Including Vision/Hearing Loss

Disintegrating Barricades Fail to Keep Model’s Vehicle Out of River; $13.8M Wrongful Death Verdict

May 10, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Sabanovic, special administrator of Sabanovic, Estate of v. City of Chicago (Ill. Cir.) Disintegrating Barricades Fail to Keep Model’s Vehicle Out of River; $13.8M Wrongful Death Verdict

Topical Roundup: California Premises Liability

May 5, 2016 By: Jean Sica

Some recent noteworthy legal summaries involving negligence claims in California include a $1.2M verdict for a slip and fall, a $155K award after an airplane incident, and $2.9M resulting from a negligently maintained campsite.

Defendant to Pay $3.8M for Playing ‘Knockout Game’ Based on Race

May 3, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Coleman v. Barrett (Tex.Dist.) Defendant to Pay $3.8M for Playing ‘Knockout Game’ Based on Race

$8M for Infant’s Suffocation Due to ‘Playard’ Mattress Buildup of Carbon Dioxide

Apr 26, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Karow, individually and as successors in interest to Karow, Estate of v. Evenflo (Cal.Super.) $8M for Infant’s Suffocation Due to ‘Playard’ Mattress Buildup of Carbon Dioxide

Topical Roundup: Motor Vehicle Collisions

Apr 22, 2016 By: Jean Sica

Some recent noteworthy legal summaries include a $1.2 million jury award for a head-on collision with a semitruck, a $5.4 million award after a truck driver was ejected from a Fed Ex semitruck’s sleeper cab, and a $10.2 million settlement to a motorcyclist whose leg was crushed in a collision.

Patient Dies of Bleomycin Toxicity; $1.3M for Doctor’s Failure to Recognize Toxicity/Discontinue Drug During Chemotherapy

Apr 19, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Scurti, Administratrix of Scurti, Estate of v. McGaughey III, M.D.; Virginia Oncology Associates (Va.Cir.Ct.) Patient Dies of Bleomycin Toxicity; $1.3M for Doctor’s Failure to Recognize Toxicity/Discontinue Drug During Chemotherapy

$10.5M Wrongful Death Award for Driver Buried in Sand When Overloaded Truck Tipped Over

Apr 12, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Walsh, Individually and as Executor of Walsh, Estate of v. James Morrissey Inc. d/b/a Eureka Stone Quarry, Rivera; Becker (Pa.Com.Pl.) $10.5M Wrongful Death Award for Driver Buried in Sand When Overloaded Truck Tipped Over

Topical Roundup: Emotional Distress

Apr 11, 2016 By: Jean Sica

Some recent noteworthy legal summaries involving emotional distress claims include a $140,100,000 award to Hulk Hogan, a $38,300,000 award to a Los Angeles businessman after he was publicly compared to a Ponzi scheme mastermind, and a $3,918,166 award to an exotic dancer against her former employer for “grooming” her to become his sexual partner.

Jury Awards $72M for Ovarian Cancer Due to Talc in Powder

Apr 5, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Fox v. Johnson & Johnson; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc.; Imerys Talc America Inc. F/K/A Luzenac America Inc. (Mo.Cir.) Jury Awards $72M for Ovarian Cancer Due to Talc in Powder

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