Recent Posts

Federal Jury Returns Verdict For Consumer Who Alleges Butter-Flavoring Lung Disease
Posted on 21 Sep 2012 by Bill G Lowe

DENVER - (Mealey's) A Colorado man who alleges that he developed the lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans from exposure to diacetyl in microwave popcorn flavoring was awarded $7.2 million Sept. 19 by a U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado... Read More

Florida Federal Jury Awards $2.5 Million To Smoker With Lung Disease
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida federal jury awarded $5 million in compensatory damages May 15 to a woman who said three companies’ cigarettes caused chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but the jury assigned 50 percent of... Read More

Mealey’s PI/Product Liability — Plaintiffs Outline Case In Florida Suit Alleging Smoking-Related Death
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by Maureen McGuire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) Trial got under way Aug. 8 before Judge John Murphy of the Florida 17th Judicial Circuit Court for Broward County with the plaintiff’s opening statement in a suit by the family of a longtime smoker... 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

South African Miners Dying As Lawsuit Wends Through Courts
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JOHANNESBURG - (AP) Miners are dying as they await the resolution of a suit seeking to hold Anglo American's South African managers responsible for their lung disease, lawyers said Wednesday. "A large percentage have died and many others are... Read More