Injury Law News

  • PG&E Is Offering $13.5 Billion in Compensation to Wildfire Victims
    Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. is trying to offer $13.5 billion in compensation to the victims of wildfires sparked by its power lines as part of a restructuring plan, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The offer by the San Francisco-based power company would match the
  • Woman injured in Hoboken train crash gets $1.5M from NJ Transit
    A woman who was injured in the Sept. 29, 2016 crash of a commuter train into Hoboken Terminal has reached a $1.5 million settlement of a lawsuit she brought against NJ Transit. The New Jersey Law Journal first reported NJ Transit’s settlement with LaTonya Story, 45, of Garnersville New York, who
  • Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Families’ Lawsuit Against Gunmaker
    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the gun industry, refusing to block a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co. by family members of nine people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The lawsuit blames the gunmaker’s marketing practices for inspiring the killer, Adam Lanza, who
  • Judge Grills PG&E Over Cable That Failed Before Massive Wildfire
    A federal judge overseeing the probation of utility giant PG&E Corp. is demanding information on a power line that failed minutes before a massive wildfire broke out last month in Northern California.   U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered PG&E to respond to several questions about so-
More than 160 Colorado children were sexually victimized by 43 priests over 70 years — and Colorado’s three Roman Catholic dioceses spent decades trying to cover up that abuse, according to a special report released by the Colorado Attorney General’s office Wednesday. Though all of the incidents of Read More
The U.S. opioids epidemic has claimed more than 400,000 lives and left millions of people addicted, strained health care, law enforcement and social service systems, cost governments billions, and bankrupted the best-known manufacturer of narcotic painkillers. Now, 12 ordinary people will decide Read More
A Missouri appeals court overturned a $110 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) in a lawsuit by a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene. The ruling, which reverses a 2017 judgment in favor of the Read More
A new 33-patient case study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer that affects tissues lining internal organs. This isn’t Read More
The city of Sacramento, California, will pay $2.4 million to the children of Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man whose killing by police last year led to a week of protests after prosecutors declined to press charges. Police shot and killed Clark, 22, the father of two, on the night of March 18, Read More
Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who previously won $680,000 over his claims that it failed to warn that young men using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts, a Philadelphia jury said on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury’s Read More

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