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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

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Tobacco Verdicts From Florida To Stand
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 let stand tens of millions of dollars in Florida state court compensatory and punitive damages verdicts against tobacco companies and set the stage for potentially thousands of additional... Read More

Florida Jury Awards Widow Of Smoker $25 Million In Punitive Damages
Posted on 7 Mar 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

MIAMI - (Mealey's) A Florida jury on March 6 ordered cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. to pay the widow of a smoker $25 million in punitive damages, one week after the jury awarded her $16 million in compensatory damages ( Dorothy Alexander v. Lorillard... Read More

Florida Jury Returns $14.5 Million Verdict For Woman Smoker With Oral Cavity Cancer
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Maureen McGuire

MIAMI — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury awarded $14.5 million July 23 to a woman who alleged that her oral cavity cancer was caused by her 30 years of smoking cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA Inc. ( Carmenza Merino v. Philip... Read More

$500 Million In Punitive Damages Awarded Against Teva, Baxter In Propofol Infection Case
Posted on 10 May 2010 by Tom Moylan

LAS VEGAS — (Mealey’s) A Nevada state court jury on May 7 awarded $500 million in punitive damages in a propofol/hepatitis C infection case, two days after it awarded $5.35 million in compensatory damages, according to the parties ( Henry... Read More

$4 Million In Compensatory Damages Awarded By Connecticut Jury In Prempro Breast Cancer Trial
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Tom Moylan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (Mealey's) A Connecticut federal jury on April 18 awarded a plaintiff and her husband $4 million in compensatory damages after finding that the hormone replacement therapy drug Prempro caused the plaintiff's breast cancer (... Read More

California State Jury Awards $6.5 Million In 1st Actos Bladder Cancer Case To Go To Trial
Posted on 29 Apr 2013 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A California state court jury on April 26 awarded $6.5 million in the first Actos bladder cancer case to go to trial, according to the parties ( Jack Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc. , CGC-12-518535, Calif. Super... Read More

U.S. High Court Won’t Hear Arguments That Punitives Are Preempted In Drug Cases
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 refused to hear arguments by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. that federal drug regulations and high court precedent preempt the awarding of state law punitive damages in an Aredia... Read More

Florida Jury Awards $11 Million To Former Smoker With COPD (Watch The Opening And Closing Statements Video Excerpts)
Posted on 5 Aug 2015 by Maureen McGuire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida state court jury on Aug. 3 awarded $3.2 million in punitive damages to a woman who alleged that her years of smoking caused her to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that resulted... Read More

Florida Appeals Court Vacates Punitive Damages, Allows Compensatories, In Tobacco Case
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by Michael Lefkowitz

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida appeals court vacated $50,000 in punitive damages in a smoking wrongful death case Aug. 14, but allowed a compensatory damages award of approximately $957,000 to stand ( R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company... 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

California Jury Awards $8.3 Million In 1st Reported DePuy ASR Metal-On-Metal Hip Trial
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A California state court jury on March 8 awarded $8,338,000 in what is believed to be the first trial involving the recalled DePuy ASR XL metal-on-metal hip, according to the parties ( Loren Kransky, et al. v. DePuy, Inc.... Read More