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Maryland High Court Vacates $1 Billion In Punitive Damages In Gasoline Leak
Posted on 27 Feb 2013 by Michael Lefkowitz

BALTIMORE - (Mealey's) Saying plaintiffs claiming contamination of their properties with benzene and methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from a leak at an Exxon Mobil Corp. tank farm outside Baltimore failed to prove the fraud necessary to support... Read More

Nevada State Court Jury Returns Defense Verdict In 2-Plaintiff Actos Cancer Trial
Posted on 23 May 2014 by Tom Moylan

LAS VEGAS — (Mealey's) A Nevada state court jury on May 22 returned a unanimous defense verdict in a 32-day, two-plaintiff Actos bladder cancer trial, but two plaintiff attorneys say they will seek a new trial because they believe their objections... 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

Troutman Sanders LLP: Jury Awards DuPont $920M In Virginia Intellectual Property Case
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by Troutman Sanders

By Dabney Carr Yesterday [September 14th], in what we believe is the largest verdict in an intellectual property case in Virginia, a jury in the Richmond Division of the Eastern District of Virginia awarded Dupont $920 million for misappropriation... 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

New Jersey Jury Awards $2M In 1 Accutane Case, Finds For Defense In 2 Others
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey state court jury on April 8 awarded a plaintiff $2.1 million after finding that Hoffman-La Roche Inc.'s acne drug Accutane was a substantial factor in causing her inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and... Read More

Jury Enters $168.8 Million Verdict Against Former IndyMac Executives
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Michael J. Lello

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A jury in a California federal court on Dec. 7 entered a $168.8 million verdict against three former officers of the failed IndyMac Bank F.S.B., finding that the individuals had been negligent and breached their fiduciary... Read More

Florida Jury Returns $14.5 Million Verdict For Woman Smoker With Oral Cavity Cancer
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Maureen McGuire

MIAMI — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury awarded $14.5 million July 23 to a woman who alleged that her oral cavity cancer was caused by her 30 years of smoking cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA Inc. ( Carmenza Merino v. Philip... Read More

3rd Levaquin MDL Bellwether Trial Ends With 3rd Verdict For Johnson & Johnson
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Tom Moylan

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) The third Levaquin multidistrict litigation tendon rupture trial ended Jan. 26 with a defense verdict, defendant Johnson & Johnson's third compared to one plaintiff victory ( Clifford Straka v. Johnson & Johnson... Read More

Jury In 5th Prempro MDL Bellwether Finds Wyeth Didn't Fail To Warn About Cancer
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

JONESBORO, Ark. - (Mealey's) The fifth bellwether trial in the Prempro multidistrict litigation ended in a defense verdict on Oct. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas after a jury found that Wyeth did not inadequately... Read More

Defense Verdict Returned In 1st DePuy Pinnacle Hip Bellwether Case
Posted on 24 Oct 2014 by Tom Moylan

DALLAS — (Mealey’s) Jurors in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Oct. 23 returned a defense verdict for DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and parent company Johnson & Johnson in the first Pinnacle hip multidistrict litigation... Read More

New York Jury Awards $51 Million In 2 Asbestos Mesothelioma Trials
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by Bryan Redding

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A New York state jury on Aug. 17 awarded verdicts of $32 million and $19 million to two mesothelioma plaintiffs ( Ronald Dummitt, et al. v. A.W. Chesterton, et al. , No. 190196/2010, and David Konstantin, et al. v. 630 Third... Read More

La. Supreme Court Reverses $330M Verdict For Risperdal Medicaid Law Violations
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Tom Moylan

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) In a 4-3 vote, the Louisiana Supreme Court on Jan. 28 reversed a verdict of more than $330.6 million against Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc. and parent company Johnson & Johnson, finding that the state attorney general... Read More

Arkansas High Court Reverses $1.2B Risperdal Verdict For State Law Violations
Posted on 21 Mar 2014 by Tom Moylan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — (Mealey’s) In a 4-3 decision, the Arkansas Supreme Court on March 20 reversed a $1.2 billion verdict against Janssen Pharmaceuticals for violating state law in its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal ( Ortho-McNeil... Read More

Arizona Jury Awards $2.5 Million To Estate Of Nursing Home Resident (Watch The Video Excerpts Of Opening, Closing Statements)
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Maureen McGuire

PHOENIX — (Mealey’s) An Arizona state court jury on May 22 awarded $2.5 million to the estate of a woman who contracted Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) after developing a bedsore while in a nursing home ( The Estate of Doris... Read More