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Jury Gives Florida Smoker's Widow Fraction Of Punitive Damages She Sought
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by Gerald C. Matics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida jury on Aug. 19 handed a smoker's widow $270,000 in punitive damages, two weeks after awarding her a net $2.2 million compensatory award; the amount of punitive damages is far less even than that suggested... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: April Top Personal Injury Suits
Posted on 13 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During April, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. Every month, we try to make a list of the top five cases that captured our attention. This month, however... Read More

Study: Lawsuits Cost Small Businesses $105 Billion
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new study released July 8 by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows that small businesses shoulder a tremendous burden of the nation's tort liability costs, having paid $105.4 billion in 2008. Saying that small... Read More

Jury Awards $71M In Case Alleging Distribution Of Cigarettes To Children
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

BOSTON -- (Mealey's) A Massachusetts jury awarded $71 million in compensatory damages on Dec. 14 to the estate and only son of a woman who said she began smoking free Newport cigarettes handed out in her neighborhood by Lorillard Tobacco Co., according... Read More

Philadelphia Housing Authority, Others Settle Mold-Related Claims For $11.78 Million
Posted on 5 May 2010 by Lisa M. Hickey

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and others on May 3 agreed to settle for more than $11 million claims alleged by a tenant that unsafe conditions, including mold contamination, in a home rented through a federally... Read More

Plaintiff Attorney: Deepwater Horizon A 'Nightmare Well'
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - Lax inspection, construction shortcuts and faulty equipment led to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsequent failure to stop the millions of gallons of oil leaked, according to a plaintiff attorney... Read More

Alabama Leaders Clash Over How To Proceed Against BP
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A power struggle is developing in Alabama over how to proceed with claims against those responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Attorney General Troy King on Aug. 12 sued BP, Transocean and others in the Middle District of... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Pfizer Certiorari In Trovan Experiment Case
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 rejected Pfizer Inc.'s petition for a writ of certiorari involving the claims of Nigerians allegedly injured during a 1996 Trovan clinical trial in their country, allowing the claims... Read More

Another Specialty Pharmacy Settles Exjade False Claims Allegations For $45 Million
Posted on 1 May 2015 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK —(Mealey’s) Specialty pharmacy Accredo Health Group Inc. on April 30 agreed to pay $45 million to settle a whistle-blower’s allegations that its efforts to push prescriptions for the iron chelation drug Exjade resulted in false... Read More

Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Tobacco Case Because Of Witness Statement (Watch The Videos)
Posted on 29 Sep 2014 by Maureen McGuire

VIERA, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A state court judge sitting in the Brevard County, Fla., 18th Judicial Circuit Court entered a mistrial on Sept. 26 after two weeks of trial in a wrongful death action brought by the widow of a longtime smoker because... Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Rap Lyrics Can’t Be Used To Prove Artist’s Intent To Commit Crime
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

“Yo, look in my eyes. You can see death comin' quick. Look in my palms, you can see what I'm gunnin' with.” These were among the words read to a New Jersey jury during Vonte Skinner’s criminal trial stemming from a drug deal... Read More

$13.6 Million Accutane Judgment Reversed For New Trial To Include 'Numbers' Evidence
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

TRENTON, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey appeals court panel on Aug. 5 vacated a $13.6 million Accutane judgment after ruling that the trial judge restricted defendant Hoffman-La Roche Inc.'s use of numbers comparing the total number of Accutane... Read More

$5.5 Million Compensatory Verdict Returned In 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial In Pennsylvania
Posted on 22 Dec 2015 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania state court jury on Dec. 21 returned a $5.5 million verdict in the first pelvic mesh case from the state’s complex litigation docket to go to trial, according to one of the plaintiff’s attorneys... Read More