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Motorcyclist And GM Settle Action Involving Collision With Self-Driving Car
Posted on 29 Jun 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Oscar Willhelm Nilsson, a San Francisco motorcyclist, asserted that he was involved in a collision on Dec. 7, 2017 with a self-driving 2016 Chevrolet Bolt that was in self-driving mode. Nilsson claimed that after the Bolt switched lanes on the driver’s... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Failure To Issue Litigation Hold Is Not Necessarily Gross Negligence, 2nd Circuit Holds
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip N. Yannella and Christopher Corsi In a decision that will surprise some, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held in Chin v. Port Authority [ enhanced version available to subscribers ] that the failure to... Read More

Fulbright Alert: 2nd Circuit Rejects Per Se Gross Negligence Standard For Failure To Issue A Hold Notice
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Preservation and discovery sanctions rarely reach appellate courts, but the Second Circuit addressed both in its July 10 opinion in Chin v. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey , --- F.3d ---, 2012 WL 2760776, Nos. 10-1904-cv(L), 10-2031-cv(XAP... Read More

Another Lawsuit Targets NFL, Dallas Cowboys Over 'Phantom' Super Bowl Seats
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by Gregg Lawson

Action filed to represent fans who didn't get what they paid for DALLAS - Two Green Bay Packers fans on Feb. 9 filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the National Football League , the Dallas Cowboys and Cowboys Stadium, saying that they... Read More

Campaign Protestors’ Complaint Against Trump and Supporters Goes Forward
Posted on 5 May 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

In an action relating to a campaign rally during the 2016 presidential election, protestors alleged that then-candidate Donald Trump directed his supporters to "get 'em out of here" and that, as a result, the supporters physically attacked... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Student Bitten By Tick: Hotchkiss School On Hook For $41.75 Million
Posted on 17 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On March 27, 2013, a jury in federal district court in Bridgeport, Connecticut awarded Cara Munn, a 20-year-old woman who formerly attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, $41,750,000 in a case styled Orson D. Munn... Read More

Virginia's 2-Year Statute Of Limitations Dooms Swedish Firm's Negligence Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Lee Berlik

A Swedish law firm has failed in its effort to sue a director of a former client for "misrepresentation" in Virginia federal court after the court ruled the claim was barred by Virginia's two-year statute of limitations applicable to negligence... Read More

Florida Jury: Philip Morris Not Negligent; Plaintiff Did Not Show Reliance
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- (Mealey's) A Florida circuit court jury handed Philip Morris USA its sixth straight victory in an Engle progeny case Nov. 12, finding that the plaintiffs did not show reliance on the part of the decedent or negligence on the... Read More

James C. Moore On Bacardi 151 Rum: An Inherently Dangerous Product?
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By James C. Moore In Sclafani v. Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Inc., et al. , the New York Supreme Court addressed two fundamental questions: (i) is Bacardi 151 Rum defectively designed because it is highly flammable and (ii) is the removal of the safety... Read More

July Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts
Posted on 7 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During July, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top five cases captured our attention this past month, so we thought you might like to... Read More

Connecticut Man Wins Nearly $1 Million For Botched Eye Surgery
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in one eye during a routine outpatient cataract operation, his attorney said Monday. Jose Goncalves of Hartford was... Read More

75 NFL Retirees Sue League Over Concussions
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Mark Duper, Ottis Anderson and 73 other former players sued the National Football League, claiming it concealed information about the danger of concussions for decades. The negligence, fraud and liability suit was filed Tuesday in Los... Read More

Oklahoma Jury Finds Botox Maker Negligent, Awards $15M
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY – (AP) A jury in Oklahoma County has found the maker of Botox negligent and awarded $15 million to a doctor who says she suffered botulism after using the anti-wrinkle drug. The jury found Allergan Inc. negligent on Tuesday because... Read More

Current, Former Football Players Sue NFL Over Concussions
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) Six former players and one current player have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over the league's handling of concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind. The players accuse the league of training... Read More

Dead Woman's Sister Seeks $1 Million From Ex-Rep., Bar
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - (AP) Two years after a Connecticut woman was found frozen to death in several inches of snow, her sister is asking a state judge to secure $1 million in assets apiece from a former state lawmaker and a Cromwell tavern in case she wins... Read More