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
Attorneys for a 13-year-old Ohio girl hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair argued Monday that the state's cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana Court of Appeals. Jordyn Polet of Cincinnati rejected Indiana's offer of $1,690 to Read More
  Workers at Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Pennsylvania who worked off the clock and when they were supposed to be on break, or who were forced to skip their breaks, will receive $151 million in unpaid wages and damages, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Monday, upholding lower- and appellate- Read More
After a two-week trial, a Multnomah County, OR, jury found the State of Oregon's Department of Human Services liable on Friday for a foster parent’s sexual and physical abuse of two foster children, ages 2-4. DHS certified then-31-year-old Kimberly Vollmer as a foster parent in 2011, despite Read More
A jury in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court awarded a $260,000 verdict for the family of an 83-year-old woman who died at St. Joseph’s Hospital after staff there failed to monitor her vital signs as she suffered an acute aspiration event. A nurse’s aide who found Mildred Rogers unresponsive  Read More
  PONTIAC, MI -- Warren, Mich.-based Art Van Furniture paid $1.37-million to settle a lawsuit resulting from a crash involving one of its semis that killed 34-year-old Lonny Moore, Jr. and 25-year-old Kari Michelle Hinspeter on July 1, 2013. The couple from Shiawassee County's Durand with plans to Read More
A Superior Court jury in Connecticut handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s. The jury found the national organization both negligent and reckless Read More