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Texas Jury Awards $6.5 Million, Including $ 5 Million In Punitives, To Construction Worker Who Suffered Partial Foot Amputation Following Worksite Injury
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On May 29, 2012, Rolando Cumpian was working for Leal Welding & Erection, Inc. in San Antonio, TX. At that time, Leal was operating as the subcontractor for Joeris General Contractors, Ltd., which was acting as the general contractor for a construction... Read More

Jury Awards $71M In Case Alleging Distribution Of Cigarettes To Children
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

BOSTON -- (Mealey's) A Massachusetts jury awarded $71 million in compensatory damages on Dec. 14 to the estate and only son of a woman who said she began smoking free Newport cigarettes handed out in her neighborhood by Lorillard Tobacco Co., according... Read More

Judge Cuts $300 Million Smoker Lawsuit Award To $39 Million
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) Concluding a jury was moved by emotion rather than hard evidence, a judge on Wednesday reduced $300 million in damages awarded to a Florida smoker against Philip Morris USA to nearly $39 million. Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey ... Read More

Connecticut Smoker Awarded $4 Million More In Tobacco Lawsuit
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) A Connecticut smoker who won $8 million against a tobacco company in May, the first such jury award in New England, has been awarded $4 million in punitive damages and stands to get millions more in interest. Barbara Izzarelli... Read More

Boy Scouts Sex Trial Shifts To Punitive Damages
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. – (AP) A $1.4 million jury award to an Oregon man who filed a sex abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts has become an unwelcome reminder that an American institution based on trustworthiness has to account for past problems. And there... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Shell Appeal In Oklahoma Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal by Shell Oil Co. of a nearly $54 million jury award in an Oklahoma lawsuit . The court on Monday declined without comment to hear Shell's appeal that the award for punitive... Read More