Injury Law News

  • School district settles claim for boy’s death for $475,000
    Parlier Unified School District has reached a civil settlement in the death of a 9-year-old student that will make it safer for students headed to school on foggy days, a lawyer said Friday. Fresno attorney Nicholas “Butch” Wagner said Parlier Unified has agreed to pay $475,000 to the family of
  • Adoption Agency Hit With $11M Verdict in Child Abuse Lawsuit
    An adoption agency that sent a 5-year-old girl to live with a couple who subjected her to sexual and physical abuse in their foster home has been hit with an $11 million verdict by a Philadelphia jury. The award was handed down in favor of S.S., now 22 years old, who sued Bethanna Inc. and foster
  • Court Orders J&J to Pay $247 Million in Defective Hip Implant Case
    ohnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $247 million to half a dozen patients who claimed the company hid defects in its Pinnacle artificial hips, its third big-dollar loss over the products. Officials of the company’s DePuy unit, which makes the hips, knew the devices were defective but failed to
  • Plaintiffs Lawyers Questioning Tactics of J&J's Counsel
    Plaintiffs lawyers representing plaintiffs in three separate cases against Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries have alleged over the past six weeks that attorneys for the health care products company have engaged in improper contact with witnesses in the cases. The most high-profile accusation was
Happy Apples is expanding their voluntary recall of caramel apples to include Kroger Brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between Sept. 15-Nov. 18, 2014, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Read source article at KLTV Read More
On Tuesday, a class action lawsuit was filed in the federal district court in San Francisco against Uber for misrepresenting its $1.00 “Safe Rides Fee” for UberX rides as well as the nature of its background checks and safety measures taken on behalf of riders. The class action suit comes after the Read More
A Listeria outbreak linked to the consumption of tainted caramel apples has caused sickness and death in at least nine states. The family of Shirlee Frey filed a wrongful death lawsuit in California against the Happy Apple Company. This article includes more detailed information about the caramel Read More
INDIANAPOLIS — A federal grand jury decided the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will have to pay out nearly $2 million to a teacher it fired for violating the morals clause of her contract, by using artificial means to get pregnant. The jury found the diocese violated the Civil Rights Act as a Read More
The Federal Highway Administration opened an Internet portal this week allowing the public to report accidents tied to a guardrail system, which has been linked by lawsuits to at least eight deaths.  The manufacturer, Trinity Industries Inc., already admitted to changing the ET-Plus in 2005 and not Read More
A Cleveland, Ohio, jury awarded more than $42 total million in damages to Joshua Rojas and Kiara Torres, who each suffered extensive brain trauma following a car 2010 accident. Rojas received $34.6 million in damages and Ms. Torres was awarded $7.8 million. The jury award is believed to be one of Read More

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