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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

California Federal Judge Finds ‘Happy Birthday’ Song Copyright To Be Invalid
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On September 22, 2015, Chief Judge George H. King of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a summary judgment ruling declaring invalid Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., and Summy-Birchard, Inc.’s purported copyright to... Read More

9th Circuit Denies Copyright Protection To Actress Tricked Into Video Blaspheming The Prophet Mohammed
Posted on 20 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In an opinion issued on May 18, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a federal district court’s denial of an actress’s motion for a preliminary injunction that would have required Google to remove the film “Innocence... Read More

California Jury Awards $2.5 Million In Wright Medical Technology Profemur R Hip Case
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California state court jury on June 12 found that the femoral stem of a Wright Medical Technology Inc. Profemur R hip prosthesis was defectively manufactured and ordered the manufacturer to pay $2.5 million to a... Read More

California Appeals Court Reinstates $6.5 Million Actos Verdict; Expert Back In
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California appeals court panel on July 16 reinstated a $6.5 million Actos bladder cancer verdict, finding that the trial court erred in excluding the plaintiffs’ causation expert in a post-verdict ruling (... Read More

$2M N.J. Accutane Verdict Reversed, 2 Defense Verdicts Affirmed On Appeal
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by Tom Moylan

TRENTON, N.J. — (Mealey’s) A New Jersey appeals panel on Aug. 4 vacated a $2,125,617 Accutane bowel injury verdict and affirmed defense verdicts in two other cases tried at the same time ( Gillian Gaghan v. Hoffman-La Roche Inc., et al. ,... Read More

California Jury Awards $5.7 Million In Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial
Posted on 7 Mar 2015 by Tom Moylan

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (Mealey’s) A California state court jury on March 5 awarded $5.7 million to a plaintiff in an Ethicon pelvic mesh injury trial ( Colleen Perry, et al. v. Ethicon Inc., et al. , No. S-1500-CV-279123, Calif. Super., Kern... Read More

J.C. Penney Pays $50 Million To Settle California False Advertising Class Action
Posted on 30 Nov 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

J.C. Penney Corporation Inc. allegedly engaged in a false price comparison advertising scheme by advertising "sale" prices substantially lower than "original" or "regular" prices for apparel and accessories using false regular... Read More