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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...

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...