Injury Law News

  • $81.5 Million Award Against NAPA for Asbestos Death
    TACOMA, Wash., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury this week was unanimous in its finding that NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Corp. (NYSE:GPC) were liable in the asbestos-related death of a heavy equipment operator and awarded his survivors $81.5 million. In its verdict, the jury found that
  • Jury issues $55M verdict against Honda
    A jury ordered Honda Motor to pay $55.3 million for a rollover accident that left a Pennsylvania man paralyzed, but the car company said Friday it would appeal. Lawyers for Carlos Martinez, 57, of York, argued during a nine-day trial that a faulty seat belt design in his Acura Integra caused the
  • GSK must pay $3 million in generic Paxil suicide lawsuit
    GlaxoSmithKline(GSK.L) must pay $3 million to a woman who sued the drug company over the death of her husband, a lawyer who committed suicide after taking a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil, a U.S. jury said on Thursday. The jury's award followed a trial in federal court in Chicago in a
  • Families Blame Phone Makers for Distracted Driving Deaths
    Peggy Riggs often warned her children, including 20-year-old son David, about the dangers of texting and driving. In turn, David encouraged his friends never to engage in the practice. But that message did not get through to the driver who killed David Riggs until it was too late. In 2013, David
A garbage truck driver recovered $1.575 million after suffering severe injuries from colliding head-on into a truck trailer that blocked the highway. Richard Scott, 48, of Hampshire, IL, began his usual morning route at 4 AM on Route 72, working as a garbage truck driver for Veolia Waste Management Read More
Jury awards slain mayor's family $97 million CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death. CA Upholds $1 Million Verdict in Retaliation Suit Against LAFD The Court of Appeal for this district has Read More
By Barry P. Goldberg What? Is texting and driving now legal in California? Not quite… But the California Court of Appeals has recently ruled that it is permissible to view maps on smartphones while driving. In a law that took effect in 2008 (and which has been subject to several updates), the state Read More
A jury in Chicago awarded an Illinois woodworker a $1.25 million jury verdict in federal court after he was severely injured while using a defective Ryobi table saw. ​​A former chief engineer for Ryobi told jurors that the addition of a simple piece of curved metal – called a riving knife – Read More

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