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Calif. Appeals Court Strikes Down $577M Judgment In Breach Of Contract, Fraud Suit Against Boeing, Boeing Satellite Systems International
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

On April 13, 2012, The Boeing Company and a subsidiary, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc., successfully wiped out a $577,000,000 judgment that ICO Global Communications, Ltd. had obtained in 2008. 2012 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 4281 . In an unpublished... Read More

New York Federal Judge Says Chinese Vitamin C Makers Fixed Prices, Enters $153.3 Million Judgment
Posted on 15 Mar 2013 by Joan Grossman

NEW YORK- (Mealey's) A federal judge in New York on March 14 entered judgment for $153.3 million after trebling a jury's $54.1 million verdict in favor of a direct purchaser class on its allegations that Chinese corporations participated in an... 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

$42 Million Judgment Against Fen-Phen Lawyers Vacated
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A $42 million summary judgment in favor of 431 fen-phen plaintiffs against a group attorneys, two of whom are serving lengthy prison sentences stemming from allegations that they pocketed twice what their fee agreements called for, has... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Appeal Of $241 Million Tobacco Judgment
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court has denied tobacco companies' appeal of a Louisiana state court order to fund a $241 million medical monitoring and smoking cessation program, according to a clerk of the court report issued... Read More

Mark R. Vespole on Townsend v. Pierre
Posted on 26 May 2015 by Mark Vespole

In “Mark R. Vespole on Townsend v. Pierre, 221 N.J. 36 (2015),” the commentary initially observes that in Townsend v. Pierre , the New Jersey Supreme Court issued what, at first glance, could be viewed as a routine decision regarding an interpretation... Read More

Mattel Weighing Options After $309 Million Judgment
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) The first salvo was fired years ago when toy giant Mattel Inc. sued MGA Entertainment Inc. over ownership of the hugely popular Bratz fashion doll line. The turbulent legal chapter has now ended with a federal judge ordering Mattel... Read More

Nevada High Court Overturns $58 Million Judgment
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LAS VEGAS - (AP) The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $58.6 million judgment awarded to a Hong Kong businessman who said he helped Las Vegas Sands Corp. win a gambling license in Macau. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Judge Halts Any Ecuadorean Pollution Award Against Chevron
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A federal judge took the unusual step Tuesday of blocking a potential multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in Ecuador for at least 28 days after concluding that lawyers representing 30,000 Ecuadoreans... Read More

L.A. Judge Dismisses $2.3M Sterility Verdict Against Dole
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A judge on Thursday dismissed a $2.3 million judgment against Dole Food Co. in a lawsuit by purported Nicaraguan banana workers, ruling that the company and the court were victims of a massive fraud. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Hit With Large ‘Lemon Law’ Judgment
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. – (AP) A judge has ordered Mercedes-Benz LLC to pay $482,000 in damages and legal fees to a Wisconsin customer who was sold a defective car and not given a refund on time. Vince Megna, a Milwaukee lawyer who represents the customer... Read More

Chevron Asks Court To Block $9.5 Billion Award
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A Chevron Corp. lawyer said Friday that the company will not apologize for damage that an oil company it purchased is accused of causing to Ecuador's rainforest even though the refusal means a $9.5 billion judgment against it will... Read More