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Williams Mullen - Libor Litigation: The Next Big Wave In Financial Crisis Lawsuits?
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Williams Mullen

By Camden R. Webb and Robert D. Perrow In June, Barclays Bank agreed to pay $453 million to settle charges that its conduct resulted in manipulation of the Libor interest rate. Although lawsuits involving potential Libor manipulation had been pending... Read More

$4 Million In Compensatory Damages Awarded By Connecticut Jury In Prempro Breast Cancer Trial
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Tom Moylan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (Mealey's) A Connecticut federal jury on April 18 awarded a plaintiff and her husband $4 million in compensatory damages after finding that the hormone replacement therapy drug Prempro caused the plaintiff's breast cancer (... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Student Bitten By Tick: Hotchkiss School On Hook For $41.75 Million
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On March 27, 2013, a jury in federal district court in Bridgeport, Connecticut awarded Cara Munn, a 20-year-old woman who formerly attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, $41,750,000 in a case styled Orson D. Munn... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 10 Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2014
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During 2014, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable medical malpractice verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top 10 cases captured our attention, so we thought you might like to hear about them... Read More

Conn. Federal Judge Awards $1.7 Million In Punitive Damages In Prempro Breast Cancer Case
Posted on 5 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — (Mealey’s) Applying Connecticut law governing punitive damages in product liability actions, a Connecticut federal judge on Aug. 5 awarded $1,769,932 to a woman and her husband, who in April 2012 were awarded $4 million... Read More

Teenage Girl Ordered to Undergo Chemotherapy Treatment
Posted on 20 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Pathological tests showed conclusively that Cassandra, a seventeen-year-old girl, was suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that was invariably fatal if not treated, but that had a high probability of cure if treated in a timely manner... Read More

Government Urges Dismissal Of Carbon Dioxide Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Trademark Licensors As 'Apparent Manufacturers' In Product Liability Cases
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Although by no means a "hell hole" jurisdiction, it is difficult for a peripheral asbestos defendant to obtain summary judgment in Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut. Once summary judgment is denied, many asbestos... Read More

Government Sues 3 Biggest Credit Cards, Settles With 2
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa. "We want to put more money in consumers'... Read More

Suit Alleges Conn. Plant Ignored Safety Procedures
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – (AP) Two workers injured in a power plant explosion filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that proper safety procedures were not followed, and an attorney said that included live electricity running through the site, workers welding... Read More

Vince McMahon Sues Over WWE Garb At Connecticut Polls
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - (AP) World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon, the husband of U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop local election workers from asking WWE fans to cover up their wrestling garb... Read More

Connecticut Man Wins Nearly $1 Million For Botched Eye Surgery
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in one eye during a routine outpatient cataract operation, his attorney said Monday. Jose Goncalves of Hartford was... Read More

New York Court Reinstates Lawsuit By New Haven Fireman
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Reviving a lawsuit brought by a black firefighter, a federal appeals court decision on Monday raised new questions about the impact of a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the reverse-discrimination lawsuit brought by 17 white firefighters... Read More

Connecticut Hospital Settles Doctor Sex Abuse Lawsuits
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - (AP) A hospital on Monday settled lawsuits with 32 people who say they were sexually abused by a prominent, now-dead doctor believed to have molested scores of children over three decades with a bogus human growth study. The deal between... Read More