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
Less than 3 months after judges in Missouri upheld a $38 million jury award to a girl with birth defects from Depakote, another trial in Ohio has ended with a jury clearing Abbott Laboratories of wrongdoing. The jury’s $38 million payout to Maddison Schmidt, a 12 year-old girl with birth defects, Read More
Martha White, with NBC Nightly News recently reported on “startling news concerning the largest student loan collector in the nation.” Navient, “which serves about one in every four student loan borrowers in this country has been slapped with three lawsuits, claiming it misled and cheated customers Read More
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press, DENVER (AP) - Neil Gorsuch, named Tuesday as President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has a solidly conservative pedigree that has earned him comparison to the combative justice he would replace, Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch clerked for two Read More
A Mount Prospect man has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $50,000 in damages against the Elk Grove Village woman who drove the vehicle that struck and killed his wife in a pedestrian crosswalk in June. Plaintiff Eric T. Jakubowski is identified as the administrator of the estate of his late wife, Read More
New York City will pay more than $8 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from an unprovoked drunken shooting by an off-duty police officer that seriously injured one man and traumatized another, the city confirmed on Friday. Under the settlement, Joseph Felice of New Rochelle, N.Y., who was struck Read More
Put down that soda! According to a lawsuit filed against Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), the carbonated drink is just as dangerous to your health as a cigarette. Well, maybe not quite, but the soda giant and the American Beverage Association (ABA) are being sued by consumer activists who say their actions Read More