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Oklahoma Jury Finds Botox Maker Negligent, Awards $15M

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 the label on the product did not include. . . . Full...

N.Y. Judge: 4-Year-Old Can Be Sued In Bike Crash

NEW YORK - (AP) She might have been too young for grade school, but a judge says a New York City girl was old enough to be sued over a bicycle accident that happened when she was 4. A Manhattan judge refused earlier this month to toss out. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

Florida Jury: Philip Morris Not Negligent; Plaintiff Did Not Show Reliance

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 part of the company ( Maria J. Espinosa v. Philip...

James C. Moore On Bacardi 151 Rum: An Inherently Dangerous Product?

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 device from the bottle an unforeseeable, post-manufacturer...

Another Lawsuit Targets NFL, Dallas Cowboys Over 'Phantom' Super Bowl Seats

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 were denied their dream of attending Sunday's...

Dead Woman's Sister Seeks $1 Million From Ex-Rep., Bar

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 a lawsuit blaming them. . . . Full version available...

Massachusetts Family Sues After Boy's Escalator Fall Death

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 condition was in violation of state building...

Connecticut Man Wins Nearly $1 Million For Botched Eye Surgery

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 blinded in his right eye when a third-year resident...

75 NFL Retirees Sue League Over Concussions

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 Angeles Superior Court. Many players' wives...

Nevada Trucking Firm Sues Amtrak, Union Pacific Over Crash

RENO, Nev. - (AP) A Nevada trucking company has filed suit again Amtrak and Union Pacific, claiming they failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing at the site where one of its drivers plowed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six people and injuring at least 20 others. The Reno Gazette-Journal...

Current, Former Football Players Sue NFL Over Concussions

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 players to hit with their heads, failing to properly...

Virginia's 2-Year Statute Of Limitations Dooms Swedish Firm's Negligence Lawsuit

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 claims. The law firm had conceded that it...

Fulbright Alert: 2nd Circuit Rejects Per Se Gross Negligence Standard For Failure To Issue A Hold Notice

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) (2d Cir. July 10, 2012) [ enhanced version available...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Failure To Issue Litigation Hold Is Not Necessarily Gross Negligence, 2nd Circuit Holds

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 lexis.com subscribers ] that the failure to issue a litigation hold is not gross negligence per...

William A. Ruskin: Student Bitten By Tick: Hotchkiss School On Hook For $41.75 Million

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 III et al. v. The Hotchkiss School , No. 3:09cv0919...

July Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts

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 hear about them. If you are interested in submitting...