Injury Law News

  • Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case
    A California jury returned a $29.4 million verdict in a trial involving a woman who believes that her mesothelioma is tied to her regular use of Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder. Wednesday's decision came after a lengthy trial that started in January. The jury awarded $24.4 million to Teresa
  • Court rules Newtown families can proceed with lawsuit against Remington
    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB/AP) — On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that gun maker Remington can be sued for making the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Justices were split on the question, but on Thursday morning the court
  • Slip-and-fall injuries in Colorado way up in 2019
    Avalanches aren’t the only things cascading in large numbers in Colorado this year. Pinnacol Assurance, the state’s largest provider of workers compensation insurance, is reporting a big jump in slip-and-fall claims. In the first two months of 2019, those kind of claims, related mostly to snow and
  • Democrats Push for Mandatory Arbitration Ban
    On the last day of February 2019, Democrats in Congress introduced House and Senate bills to prohibit companies in the United States from enforcing mandatory arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, civil rights, and antitrust disputes. The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR) of 2019
In 2000, 21-year-old Tiffany Hardware purchased a Bryco/Jennings .380 pistol for self-defense after someone had followed her home from her night job. Instead of providing protection for the single mother, the defective handgun fired unexpectedly killing her 14-year-old brother. Now, 14 years later Read More
In July 2010, Donald Black of Valley Park, Mo., was severely injured by an explosion after fueling his boat at a marina on the Lake of the Ozarks. Smokey Dyer, former Lee’s Summit and Kansas City fire chief, had a key role in the suit. His expert testimony was that burn evidence showed the fuel Read More
The Denver City Council agreed Monday to pay $337,250 to settle federal civil rights litigation brought by three men who were arrested and jailed after being mistaken for someone else. Most of the money will got to the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, which pursued the Denver case on Read More
The most dangerous toys to buy children this holiday season are the ones they ride on, particularly scooters. The study, published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, showed a dramatic increase in toy-related accidents in the last 25 years. Between 1990 and 2011, an estimated 3,378,073 Read More
 A Long Island teenager is locked in a court battle with her grandfather over her multimillion dollar inheritance from her late father. Eighth grader Rebecca Schaefer attended court rather than class Tuesday, fighting for millions of dollars she claims a greedy grandfather stole. “He had no right Read More
What's on your child's wish list for Santa may hurt or even kill them. The Texas Public Interest Research Group released its 29th Annual Toy Safety Report called Trouble in Toyland and revealed some of the worst offenders at Dell Children's Hospital Tuesday. Consumer protection attorney Sara Smith Read More

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