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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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Plaintiffs Prevail Against Billionaire Ira L. Rennert’s Motion to Dismiss in Alleged Poisoning of Peruvian Children

In a key ruling in the long-running case involving the alleged poisoning of hundreds of Peruvian children, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has decided against the majority of the arguments brought by defendants, including Ira...

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Nearly 100 more women accuse ex-USC gynecologist of sexual misconduct

Ninety-three additional former students have accused Dr. George Tyndall of sexual misconduct. "The impact of my appointments with Dr. Tyndall went far beyond just discomfort while I was with him,” Marie Nowacki said. “It's impacted my ability to trust male...

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Fifth Circuit Finds Texas’ Foster Care Horrendous

Texas’ understaffed foster care system often fails to investigate children’s reports of sexual abuse, but a federal judge went too far in mandating a cap of 17 children per caseworker, a divided Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday. The Texas Department of...

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Jury Awards $43 Million Verdict Against Tobacco Defendants

After four days of deliberation, the eleven-member jury delivered a verdict in favor of the Summerlin family that totaled $43.1 million. The judgment, against cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds. The jury found that the products of co-defendants Philip Morris and Hampden...

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Mo’s Seafood in Maryland to Pay $1M to Workers Who Sued Over Pay

The company operating Mo’s Seafood restaurants will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit with 34 former employees who said they were underpaid. In the collective-action lawsuit filed against Mo’s Fisherman Exchange Inc. and owner Mohammed Manocheh in 2015, waiters...

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Alaska Pilot Awarded $500K in Airplane Safety Whistleblower Case

A federal judge has sided with an Anchorage, Alaska pilot who claimed a Homer-based air carrier fired him for reporting safety problems. Brian Bell had reported that Bald Mountain Air Service falsified safety records and had gaps in drug and...

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