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$2.4M Welding Rod Verdict Vacated So Jury Can Weigh Employer’s Fault

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A jury in a welding rod multidistrict litigation bellwether case should have been permitted to allocate fault to the plaintiff's shipbuilder employer, a panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Aug. 26 in vacating a $2.42 million verdict for compensatory...

Illinois High Court Won't Block Reopening Of $10.1 Billion Light Cigarette Case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - (Mealey's) The Illinois Supreme Court on Sept. 28 declined to hear Philip Morris Inc.'s appeal of an intermediate appeals court ruling that reopens a case that resulted in a $10.1 billion verdict against the tobacco giant for claims that its "light" cigarettes were...