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 faulty traffic control system might have led vehicles to back up at a Metro-North crossing in Valhalla in February 2015, contributing to a crash that killed the driver of an SUV who had pulled onto the tracks and five train passengers. Nestled in the 1,000-plus pages of documents released by the Read More
U.S. motor vehicle accident deaths last year topped 40,000 for the first time since 2007 as cheap gasoline and a healthy economy encouraged motorists to drive more, according to new estimates released by the National Safety Council. Roadside fatalities last year hit 40,200, a 6 percent gain from Read More
Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, and agreed to pay $1 billion for concealing a defect in millions of its air bag inflators. The decision played out in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Monday, following a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. Read More
If anything about driverless cars can be considered an old riddle it is this one: the car is driving itself down a residential street when a woman pushing a baby stroller suddenly enters a crosswalk. Unable to stop, should the car’s computer opt to hit mother and child, or veer off to strike a tree Read More
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch posted in the Mass Tort Litigation Blog - With House Bill 985 (the "Fairness" in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017), the controversy over current class action practice has escalated.  I've been an outspoken critic of the cozy relationships that plaintiffs' lawyers and Read More
Fort Lauderdale, FL--A Florida state court jury handed down a $6 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role jurors found the tobacco giant played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century. Fox v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV- Read More

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