Injury Law News

  • Purdue Pharma to pay $270 million to settle Oklahoma opioid lawsuit
    Purdue Pharma has agreed to pay $270 million to settle a historic lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general, who accused the OxyContin maker of aggressively marketing the opioid painkiller and fueling a drug epidemic that left thousands dead in the state, sources familiar with the case tell
  • Xarelto litigation settles for $775 million
    Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to settle more than 25,000 U.S. lawsuits over their blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto for a total of $775 million, court documents on Monday showed. The amount will be shared equally between the two companies that jointly developed the drug. Bayer and J
  • California Jury Finds Roundup Caused Man's Cancer
    A San Francisco federal jury unanimously agreed on Tuesday that Roundup caused a man's cancer — a potentially massive blow to the company that produces the glyphosate-based herbicide currently facing hundreds of similar lawsuits. After five days of deliberation the jury concluded the weed killer
  • Framed for Murder: $10M Awarded to San Francisco Man Who Spent 6 Years in Prison
    A federal court jury awarded $10 million in damages Friday to a San Francisco man who spent six years in prison before his murder conviction was thrown out. Jamal Trulove accused four San Francisco police officers of framing him for a 2007 killing at the city's Sunnydale public housing complex. An
A California jury awarded more than $7.4 million to a mother who was seriously injured and whose 3-year old daughter was killed in a 2012 pedestrian accident in an Orange County school crosswalk. The jury found the driver, Carlos Parra, 20, negligent in the accident, but also found the County of Read More
A garbage truck driver recovered $1.575 million after suffering severe injuries from colliding head-on into a truck trailer that blocked the highway. Richard Scott, 48, of Hampshire, IL, began his usual morning route at 4 AM on Route 72, working as a garbage truck driver for Veolia Waste Management Read More
Jury awards slain mayor's family $97 million CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death. CA Upholds $1 Million Verdict in Retaliation Suit Against LAFD The Court of Appeal for this district has Read More
By Barry P. Goldberg What? Is texting and driving now legal in California? Not quite… But the California Court of Appeals has recently ruled that it is permissible to view maps on smartphones while driving. In a law that took effect in 2008 (and which has been subject to several updates), the state Read More
A jury in Chicago awarded an Illinois woodworker a $1.25 million jury verdict in federal court after he was severely injured while using a defective Ryobi table saw. ​​A former chief engineer for Ryobi told jurors that the addition of a simple piece of curved metal – called a riving knife – Read More

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