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
Atlanta—Jurors Tuesday found two Atlanta-area physicians negligent and awarded nearly $46 million for the catastrophic brain damage a woman suffered just days after the 2009 birth of her child. Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., 14-EV-001821. The Fulton County State Court jury Read More
According to the AP, federal crash investigators are heading to Philadelphia after an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains injured four people, including a train operator hospitalized in critical condition. The National Transportation Safety Board says three investigators are Read More
Class actions and MDL have real problems that need fixing. I have written about these problems at length, most recently in Aggregation as Disempowerment. But the new bill that just passed the House Judiciary Committee does not fix any of the real problems. Instead, it is a crass attempt to Read More
If you’re wondering why Republicans in Congress seem disturbingly complacent about the unhinged President and the exploding Watergate-level (or worse) constitutional crises starting to brew, check out the February 15 Full Frontal show on TBS. As host Samantha Bee explains, while people focus their Read More
It was a story that made every amusement park goer rethink their summer plans. Last August, a 10-year-old boy climbed aboard a raft at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas and ended up losing his life. According to an article in The Legal Examiner, he had been riding the 168-foot Read More
DuPont has reached a $670.7 million cash settlement over lawsuits related to the exposure of a toxic chemical from a West Virginia plant. The company said on Monday it has settled 3,550 personal injury lawsuits tied to the contamination of perfluorooctanoic acid from its Parkersburg, West Virginia Read More