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

During February, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. We’ve come up with an informal list of the top five cases that really captured our attention this... Read More

Damages In Tort Actions Covers Personal Injury, Property Damage Cases
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Damages in Tort Actions provides in-depth legal and policy analyses of compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury and property damage cases, plus case annotations to all jurisdictions and examples of illustrative awards and settlements. It covers... Read More

John K. Rabiej On The 2010 Amendments To Rule 26 Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by John K. Rabiej

Important amendments to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective Dec. 1, 2010. The amendments extend work-product protection to the discovery of draft reports by a testifying expert witness and, with three important exceptions... Read More

Jackson on Consumer Class Actions & Mass Torts
Posted on 14 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Skadden partner J. Russell Jackson defends companies’ products and advertising in trial and appellate courts. He represents clients in state and federal class actions and multidistrict litigations involving products liability, mass torts, consumer... Read More

Washington Legal Foundation: The Legal Pulse
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

The Legal Pulse is a project of Washington Legal Foundation. It features original, moderated commentary on legal and regulatory developments that impact the free enterprise system, and provides a platform to keep friends and allies of WLF's public... Read More

Illinois Committee To Hold Hearings Next Week On Proposed Code Of Evidence
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Illinois Evidence has scheduled hearings in Chicago and Springfield next week on a proposed Illinois Code of Evidence. The hearing in Chicago will be held Tuesday, May 18, at... Read More

N.Y. Jury Awards $66 Million To Injured Physical Therapist
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - (AP) A jury has awarded $66 million to a western New York woman who was left paralyzed when a weight machine at the physical therapy office where she worked fell on top of her. The Buffalo News reports that a jury in Buffalo reached the... Read More

Judge Tentatively Refuses To Dismiss Toyota Lawsuits
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge who said he's inclined to let personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. move forward heard arguments Thursday from Toyota attorneys hoping to dissuade him. U.S. District Judge James... 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

Judge Recommends $12M Settlement On Bad Peanuts
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski in Lynchburg... Read More

Documents: Chinese Drywall Supplier Agreed Not To Discuss Risks
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A South Florida construction supplier that purchased faulty Chinese drywall made an agreement with the manufacturer not to make any statements regarding the plasterboard's possible smell or health risks, according to court documents released... Read More

Obama: BP Agrees To $20B Fund; Chairman Apologizes
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement Wednesday on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the giant British company's chairman apologized to America for the... Read More

Glaxo Adds Safety Restrictions To Avandia Label
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by federal health authorities because of the drug's links to heart attack. The Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Massachusetts Family Sues After Boy's Escalator Fall Death
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The family of a 4-year-old Massachusetts boy who died after falling from a mall escalator says in a lawsuit that the escalator was in a "dangerous and defective" condition that directly led to the child's death. The escalator's... Read More

Tracy D. Fitzsimmons On Assessing The Duty To Provide Product Warnings In Languages Other Than English
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Attorney Tracy D. Fitzsimmons discusses the issue of providing product warnings in different languages. Consumers or workers that can't speak English aren't able to comprehend English-only product warnings.... Read More