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
A married couple is suing federal agencies for failures they say led to them crash-landing a small plane onto an athletic field in October 2014, according to a lawsuit.  S. Blaine McCaleb III was flying a single-engine Socata TBM 850 with his wife, Cynthia McCaleb, when the plane lost engine power Read More
Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents on roads in the United States. Thank you, distracted driving. For as frustrating and sometimes deadly these accidents can be, Toyota says its Safety Sense and ICS (Intelligent Clearance Sonar) packages can reduce rear-end collisions Read More
A fight over whether 90 pelvic mesh cases pending in Philadelphia state court against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should be transferred to other jurisdictions in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's game-changing decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California is focusing on Read More
After President Trump’s pardon of ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of criminal contempt for violating a court order designed to stop the violation of the constitutional rights of suspected illegal immigrants, conventional wisdom — and certainly the Trump administration — would have us Read More
A federal class action lawsuit alleges a paint manufacturer contaminated drinking water and caused a cancer cluster in a South Jersey town. Sherwin-Williams owned a paint manufacturing facility from 1930 to 1978 in Gibbsboro, a Camden County town with a population of around 2,250. The suit alleges Read More
Cook County jury on Wednesday awarded $148 million to a suburban woman who was partially paralyzed by a collapsing O'Hare International Airport bus shelter during an August storm two years ago. Tierney Darden, 26, of Vernon Hills, the woman injured by the falling shelter, held her left hand up to Read More