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Damages In Tort Actions Covers Personal Injury, Property Damage Cases
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Damages in Tort Actions provides in-depth legal and policy analyses of compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury and property damage cases, plus case annotations to all jurisdictions and examples of illustrative awards and settlements. It covers... Read More

Securities Class Action Related To Oil Spill Filed Against Anadarko Petroleum
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Murray, Frank & Sailer LLP on Aug. 4 filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation publicly traded securities between June 12, 2009... Read More

Second Lawsuit Against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP And Gulf Coast Claims Facility Removed To Federal Court
Posted on 27 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Complaint Alleges Gross Negligence, Fraud, Fraudulent Inducement and Unjust Enrichment FORT MYERS, Fla. - A second lawsuit against Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen LLP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) was removed from state court to the U.S... Read More

N.J. Dwarf Couple Sues Cable Channel For Defamation
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. - (AP) A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored photo of the pair to spoof reality television shows. Cara and Gibson Reynolds say the sketch which... Read More

Jurors Award $3.2M In Deadly California Mudslide Lawsuit
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - (AP) Jurors have recommended $3.2 million in damages to be paid to a church whose mountain retreat was located where a 2003 mudslide killed 14 people in California. A jury last week found the California Department of Transportation... Read More

Florida Ruling Big Tobacco Won Is Coming Back To Bite It
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the nation's hot spot for... Read More

Civil Trial Over UCF Football Player's Death Begins Monday
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - (AP) A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a former University of Central Florida football player who died after an offseason workout more than three years ago is set to begin with jury selection Monday in Orlando. Nineteen... Read More

EPA: Abandoned California Mercury Mine A Toxic Hazard
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) An abandoned mercury mine that for decades has sent polluted, orange waste into a creek that eventually feeds into San Francisco Bay is a threat to human health and should be added to a list of the nation's worst polluted places... Read More

Ex-Colts Cheerleader Fired Over Playboy Photos Sues Team
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) A former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader has sued the team, saying she was wrongly fired over photos she posed in for Playboy. In district court papers filed this week, Malori Wampler said the team terminated her for violating the squad's... Read More

Lawsuit: Farmers Hasn't Paid California Wildfire Claims
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Farmers Group Inc. of refusing to pay claims to policyholders whose homes were damaged by last summer's massive Station Fire near Los Angeles. The suit, which claims breach of contract and unfair... Read More

Jury Rejects Mattel's Bratz Doll Copyright Claim
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal court jury on Thursday rejected Mattel Inc.'s claims that it owns the copyright to the blockbuster, billion-dollar Bratz dolls and instead awarded upstart rival MGA Entertainment Inc. more than $88 million in damages... Read More

New York Hotel Sues Over Ground Zero Construction Noise
Posted on 8 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The din of rebuilding the World Trade Center is driving guests away from a prominent hotel overlooking ground zero, and the agency in charge hasn't listened to requests to quell the noise, the hotel's owner says in a lawsuit filed... Read More

Mississippi Jury Awards Man $322 Million In Asbestos Lawsuit
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A jury has awarded $322 million to a Mississippi man who claimed he inhaled asbestos dust while mixing drilling mud sold and manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Union Carbide Corp. Allen Hossley, an attorney who represented... Read More

'Queen Of Torts' Named Ground Zero Fund Administrator
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A prominent New York attorney known as the "Queen of Torts" for her courtroom defense of some of the country's top companies is tackling a vastly different job running the $2.78 billion fund to compensate ground zero... Read More

Settlement Ends Arizona Sweat Lodge Lawsuit
Posted on 18 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - (AP) The owners of an Arizona retreat where a self-help author's sweat lodge ceremony turned deadly have settled a lawsuit with the victims' families and seven participants. A judge still must approve the confidential agreement... Read More