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Hezbollah Rocket Attack Victims Sue Al-Jazeera TV In New York Federal Court
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - On the fourth anniversary of start of the Lebanese-Israeli War, 91 American, Israeli and Canadian victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network. The suit, filed July... Read More

W.Va. Jury Finds Spoliation Of Evidence, Awards $155,000 Against Actos Manufacturer Takeda
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Tom Moylan

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — (Mealey’s) A West Virginia state court jury on Nov. 17 found that Actos is not unsafe and that manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. was not negligent in the case of a man who developed bladder cancer while taking... Read More

DLA Piper: $185 Million Punitive Damages for Pregnancy Discrimination: What Led to the Largest Single-Plaintiff Employment Award?
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by DLA Piper

By: Joseph Domenick Guarino and Kevin Connelly Rosario Juarez worked at AutoZone but now can buy 1 percent of its total market capitalization. Juarez began as a retail salesperson in San Diego in 2000. She was promoted to Parts Sales Manager but... Read More

Levaquin Compensatory Verdict Affirmed By 8th Circuit; Punitive Verdict Reversed
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS — (Mealey’s) The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 30 unanimously affirmed denial of judgment as a matter of law or new trial for compensatory damages in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial but... Read More

$2 Million, Mostly Punitives, Awarded In Retrial Of 1st Bard MDL Pelvic Mesh Injury Case
Posted on 16 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

CHARLESTON, W. VA. — (Mealey’s) A West Virginia federal jury on Aug. 15 awarded $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the first multidistrict litigation bellwether trial involving a pelvic mesh device made by C.R. Bard Inc. (... Read More

Jury Awards $1.8 Million To Plaintiff In First Levaquin MDL Bellwether Trial
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) A Minnesota federal jury on Dec. 8 awarded a plaintiff in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial a total of $1,815,000 in compensatory and punitive damages after finding that manufacturer Ortho-McNeil... Read More

Nevada Jury Awards $20.1 Million To 3 Plaintiffs in Propofol Infection Cases
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

LAS VEGAS - (Mealey's) A Nevada state court jury on Oct. 6 ordered three drug defendants to pay three plaintiffs $20.1 million in compensatory damages for selling so-called "jumbo" vials of the anesthetic propofol, resulting in the vials... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $23 Billion In Punitives To Smoker’s Family
Posted on 21 Jul 2014 by Maureen McGuire

PENSACOLA, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury on July 18 ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay more than $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the family of a man who alleged that his death from lung cancer was caused by smoking... Read More

Florida Appeals Court Vacates $79.2 Million Verdict In Tobacco Death Case
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A $79.2 million verdict on behalf of the daughter of a smoker who died from lung cancer was vacated as excessive on April 9 by the First District Florida Court of Appeal ( R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, v. Diane Webb... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $450,000 In Punitives To Daughter of Smoker (Watch The Closing Statement Videos)
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by Maureen McGuire

BRONSON, Fla. — (Mealey’s) The daughter of a smoker who died of lung cancer was awarded $450,000 in punitive damages Nov. 12 by a jury in Florida’s Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in a trial limited to the redetermination of damages following... Read More

Florida Appeals Court Rules $40.8 Million Award Excessive In Tobacco Case
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida appeals court on Feb. 14 overturned a $40.8 million punitive damages verdict in a tobacco wrongful death case as excessive but let stand a $10.8 million award of compensatory damages, the highest so far in... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $46.5 Million To Longtime Smoker With COPD (Watch The Closing Argument Videos)
Posted on 22 Apr 2015 by Maureen McGuire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A state court jury awarded $25 million in punitive damages April 21 to a man who alleged that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was caused by his 40 years of smoking cigarettes manufactured... Read More