University of Southern California to Pay $215 Million Over Sex Abuse Scandal

The University of Southern California has agreed to pay $215 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by hundreds of women who say that they were sexually abused by the former head gynecologist at the student health center and that... Read On

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University of Southern California to Pay $215 Million Over Sex Abuse Scandal

The University of Southern California has agreed to pay $215 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by hundreds of women who say that they were sexually abused by the former head gynecologist at the student health center and that...

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Florida Jury finds doctors negligent, awards widow $1.3M in death of husband following knee replacement surgery

A Polk County, FL, jury awarded $1.335 million to a Fort Meade widow after deciding two Winter Haven doctors were negligent in caring for her husband, who died Christmas Day 2009 following knee replacement surgery. The case came down to...

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Jury awards $10 million to family of Birmingham mother killed in 2014 hit-and-run

A Birmingham jury returned a $10 million verdict in the case of a 2014 deadly hit-and-run. Angela McCall was walking on a sidewalk when a speeding driver traveling nearly 60 miles per hour lost control of his vehicle, went over a...

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Pradaxa Federal Court Trial Win: $1.25 million verdict-with punitives of $1 million in death case

A federal jury has awarded the family of a deceased West Virginia woman $1.25 million after finding that Boehringer Ingelheim failed to warn of risks associated with its blood thinner Pradaxa, causing her to suffer gastrointestinal bleeding. The federal trial...

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Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Move Forward, as Federal MDL Preps for First Bellwether Trial

The federal court overseeing hundreds of cancer lawsuits involving Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer will convene its first bellwether trial in February 2019. More than 560 Roundup lawsuits are currently pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern ...

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Baker McKenzie Admits It Botched Handling Of Sexual Assault Allegation Against A Partner

Baker McKenzie released a joint report last week that admits the way the firm handled the alleged sexual assault by a partner at the firm involved “a number of shortcomings… which we very much regret.” A ...

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Democrats should thank McConnell for the last-minute assist

In the past week, Democrats have received an embarrassment of riches from their Republican rivals. President Trump is back to insulting women, reminding female voters why they are fleeing the GOP in droves; he’s shown ...

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5 Binge-Worthy Fall Shows for Lawyers and Law Students

When it comes to television programming for lawyers and law students, not every show about lawyers and the justice system are going to hit the mark. After all, entertainment is rather subjective. But, if you crave ...

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Jury awards $1.3 million to professor in American University age-discrimination case

Loubna Skalli Hanna had been recommended at age 52 for tenure at American University after intensive evaluations and years of...

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You may not have to pay alimony if your ex shacks up with someone else, Utah court rules

If your ex shacks up with someone else, you may not have to pay alimony anymore, the Utah Court of...

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris finalize divorce after agreeing joint custody of son Jack

Anna, 41, hired famous celebrity divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, to ask the judge on Monday to remove the case from...

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Pastor Denies Firing Teacher for Being Pregnant and Unwed

The pastor of a Leimert Park Catholic church testified Thursday that he and the interim principal of a school associated...

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Criminal Law

Florida official indicted on murder charge after state rejects ‘stand your ground’ claim

A city official in central Florida has been charged with second-degree murder after a fatal shooting at a military surplus...

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Police Reportedly Allowed Amber Guyger Time to Scrub Her Social Media Accounts, Yet Alarming Posts Still Uncovered

The social media accounts of fired Dallas officer Amber Guyger have come into question amid reports that police allowed Guyger...

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Thieves targeted $12 billion through IRS tax fraud

The IRS estimated online robbers attempted to steal least $12.2 billion, if not more, through identity theft tax refund fraud...

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Suspect in Louisiana murder-for-hire plot takes plea deal, divulges new details in 2015 killing

One of four men charged in a 2015 murder-for-hire plot has agreed to divulge details of the killing in exchange...

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Big Law

Philly songwriter wins $44 million in suit over Usher song

A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was not given credit for writing one of R&B star Usher's hit songs has...

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Duane Morris Partnership May Cement Status in Cannabis Industry

Duane Morris has annouced it will team up with a cannabis trade association to help elevate its profile in the...

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DOJ Cutting Back on Corporate Compliance Monitors

The Justice Department is cutting back on using corporate monitors. Compliance monitors typically conduct extensive investigations, overseeing requirements in corporate...

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Opioid Drugmakers Call for Specificity in Cases of Harm in Government Lawsuits Filed Against Them

As more and more lawsuits are filed by state and local governments over the opioid epidemic, drugmakers are fighting back...

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Condo Owners Vote to Remove “Trump Place” from New York Building

Hundreds of condo owners in New York City voted to have the president’s name removed from the building and the...

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Judge rules that U.S. government – but not Trump personally – can be sued over lack of action on climate change

A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with...

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California professor from 2015 gerrymandering case will redraw Virginia’s voting map

Bernard Grofman, a political science professor at University of California, Irvine, who has worked on another Virginia redistricting case, will...

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N.Y. Court Strikes Down Executive Compensation Limits

New York’s effort to cap the compensation of health-care executives suffered a blow when the state’s highest court struck down...

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