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-
The families of two children who were paralyzed after heart surgeries at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will receive $26 million and $12.75 million in settlements with the hospital, state records show. Although the identities of the children are not public, the records describing their cases Read More
NEW ORLEANS - A proposed settlement would give homeowners in primarily five U.S. states, including Virginia, compensation after defective drywall produced by a Chinese company caused damage to homes and properties. If the settlement filed in a New Orleans federal courtroom is approved by a judge, Read More
(Reuters) - Endo International Plc and Allergan Plc have agreed to pay $15 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties accusing various drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic. The tentative deals disclosed on Tuesday came ahead Read More
Boston, MA— Jurors Wednesday handed down a $21 million verdict against Philip Morris for the role it found the tobacco giant played in a Massachusetts smoker’s death. Laramie v. Philip Morris, 17CV02240.  Wednesday’s award includes $11 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitives Read More
NEW YORK — More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning today over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations. New York courts have assigned 45 judges to handle cases Read More
PHILADELPHIA — A year ago, Pennsylvania’s grand jury report on sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy landed with 800 pages of devastating detail and a worldwide impact. The report led to arrests of priests in Michigan, protests in Maryland, the ouster of a cardinal in Washington, sweeping new Read More

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