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Inmate Who Was Savagely Beaten Sues Pa. County
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SCRANTON, Pa. - (AP) An inmate who suffered a near-fatal beating at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison claims in a federal lawsuit that prison officials showed "deliberate indifference" and ignored warnings about his safety. The suit was filed... 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

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $10 Million To Girl In Children's Motrin Case
Posted on 20 May 2011 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A Pennsylvania state court jury on May 20 awarded $10 million in compensatory damages to a 13-year-old girl who claims that she suffered extensive burns and was blinded in one eye by Children's Motrin when she was 3-1... Read More

Pennsylvania Panel Reinstates Compensatory, Punitive Damages In Prempro Case
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on Feb. 7 reinstated a $1.68 million compensatory damage verdict and a sealed punitive damage verdict in a state court Prempro case ( Mary Daniel, et al. v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. , Nos.... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari To Welder Seeking Review Of $20 Million Verdict Reversal
Posted on 17 May 2011 by Bill G Lowe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court announced May 16 that it denied a petition for a writ of certiorari for a welder who sought review of an appellate court opinion overturning a $20 million jury award for failing to warn of the risks... Read More

$2.4M Welding Rod Verdict Vacated So Jury Can Weigh Employer’s Fault
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by Bill G Lowe

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A jury in a welding rod multidistrict litigation bellwether case should have been permitted to allocate fault to the plaintiff's shipbuilder employer, a panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Aug. 26 in... Read More

More Than $212 Million Awarded In Botox Brain Injury Case
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by Tom Moylan

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia federal jury on April 28 found that Allergan Inc. negligently failed to warn that Botox could cause brain injury and awarded a 67-year-old man more than $212 million in compensatory damages, prejudgment interest... Read More

Illinois High Court Won't Block Reopening Of $10.1 Billion Light Cigarette Case
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - (Mealey's) The Illinois Supreme Court on Sept. 28 declined to hear Philip Morris Inc.'s appeal of an intermediate appeals court ruling that reopens a case that resulted in a $10.1 billion verdict against the tobacco giant for... Read More

Illinois Jury Returns $89.6 Million Asbestos Verdict
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by Bryan Redding

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- An Illinois jury on March 11 returned an $89.6 million verdict against four defendants after finding that three of them conspired to conceal the dangers of asbestos and that one negligently exposed a man to the asbestos that caused... Read More

Virginia Jury Returns $25 Million Verdict Against Exxon Mobil
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by Bryan Redding

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia jury on March 17 returned a $25 million verdict for a man exposed to asbestos while repairing Exxon Mobil Corp. ships at Newport News Shipbuilding, sources told Mealey Publications ( Bert Minton v. Exxon Mobil... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $250,000 In Post-Engle Punitive Damages
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

TAMPA, Fla. -- After awarding $100,000 in compensatory damages to a longtime smoker who had his larynx and part of his tongue removed as a result of laryngeal cancer, a Florida jury on Feb. 11 added $250,000 in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco... Read More

Florida Jury Awards 2nd Post-Engle Smoker Verdict, $86,000
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- For the second time in a week, a Florida jury on Feb. 15 found for a post- Engle tobacco plaintiff but issued a relatively small award of compensatory damages ( Despinda Hatziyannakis, as Personal Representative of Christos Hatziyannakis... Read More