Injury Law News

  • Republican senator hopes to kill class-action rule within weeks
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could act within weeks to kill a new rule that bars financial companies from blocking consumers who wish to file class-action lawsuits, according to a key Republican senator. Senator Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Banking Committee writing legislation to
  • U.S. House panel approves broad proposal on self-driving cars
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules. Representative Robert Latta, a
  • Parents of woman killed while filming Allman Bros movie awarded $11.2-million
    The parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed during filming of a movie in Georgia in 2014, won a significant legal victory Monday when a court awarded the family $11.2 million in damages. Jones, 27, was fatally struck by a train that crashed into a crew filming a scene on a
  • Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he'd be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property. “We hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture — especially for drug traffickers,” Sessions said in his prepared remarks for a speech to
Physician Outsourcing Group Fired Employees for Reporting Sexually Charged Environment, Jury Found A Dallas federal court jury returned a verdict awarding almost half a million dollars to three former employees in a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Read More
A California jury awarded more than $7.4 million to a mother who was seriously injured and whose 3-year old daughter was killed in a 2012 pedestrian accident in an Orange County school crosswalk. The jury found the driver, Carlos Parra, 20, negligent in the accident, but also found the County of Read More
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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