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
ST. LOUIS -- Johnson & Johnson on Thursday was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay over $110 million to a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene. The verdict in state court in St. Louis was the largest so far to Read More
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury has awarded $20 million to a Cinnaminson woman who charged that a vaginal-mesh product made by Johnson & Johnson failed to work as advertised, caused her chronic pain, and necessitated multiple corrective surgeries. The award Friday — which included $17.5 Read More
A state appeals court tossed a $25 million verdict against Hoffmann-La Roche in a suit over acne drug Accutane after finding that the trial judge improperly restricted duplicative testimony from two defense experts. On Tuesday the panel ordered a new trial for Andrew McCarrell, who developed Read More
Robbin Smith was given an epidural steroid injection with a drug that her attorneys said was clearly labeled not for use for epidurals. She was instantly paralyzed from the waist down, they said, and her injuries are permanent. A Douglas County jury on March 23 awarded Smith and her husband Ed Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More

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