Injury Law News

  • NJ Transit Will Miss Deadline for Installing Positive Train Control
    Lifesaving technology aboard New Jersey Transit trains won’t be in place by a Dec. 31 deadline set by Congress, the agency’s executive director told board members. The operator of the nation’s second-biggest commuter railroad, which leads its peers for accidents and federal safety fines, instead
  • Solving Phoenix's deadly pedestrian problem
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- Is it safe to walk across Valley streets? Statistics paint a bleak picture, with 2018 outpacing 2017 when it comes to pedestrian fatalities, with more than 50 people having been killed on Phoenix streets so far in 2018. 21-year-old Taylor White was one of them. The Grand Canyon
  • Safety Agency Finds 10% of Veteran Coal Miners Have Black Lung Disease
    More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia. The study by researchers
  • Mandalay Bay Hotel Sues Las Vegas Shooting Victims - Claims Immunity
    The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas (MGM Resorts International) filed complaints in Nevada and California against more than 1,000 victims of a mass shooting that killed 58 people in 2017. The lawsuits argue the MGM could not be held liable for any deaths, injuries or damages caused
Yesterday, Law360 reported that Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds were hit with a total of almost $3 million in punitive damages on Monday in the case of a deceased Florida woman who had smoked for decades, including at work in medical settings, bringing the total award in the case to over $5 million Read More
The Johnson & Johnson stock price slipped as investors began to assess the potential long-term costs to the company of the legal saga surrounding its talc products. On Thursday, a jury ordered the company to pay $4.69 billion to women who claimed asbestos in the products caused them to develop Read More
Several victims of a 2014 food truck explosion have reached a $160 million settlement with U-Haul, which was accused of refilling the truck’s old and damaged propane tanks, lawyers announced Wednesday. One plaintiff will receive more than $69 million; a second will get $54.3 million and the estates Read More
Monsanto Co. lost a court ruling that permits key witnesses to testify in a lawsuit claiming the company’s Roundup weed killer caused cancer for farmers and other users. It’s a significant victory for the cancer victims, who need expert testimony to advance more than 300 suits in San Francisco Read More
The chemicals once seemed near magical, able to repel water, oil and stains. By the 1970s, DuPont and 3M had used them to develop Teflon and Scotchgard, and they slipped into an array of everyday products, from gum wrappers to sofas to frying pans to carpets. Known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or Read More
On the phone one day in 2011, Buzz told his neighbor Beth Voyles that his water had gone bad. He’d gone to fill up the kiddie pool for Junior and gray gunk had come out of the hose. Junior was Seth, the 5-year-old grandson of Buzz’s girlfriend, Loretta Logsdon, and Buzz loved the boy. The smell Read More