January 20, 2019

College asks judge to throw out $13.1 million wrongful-firing verdict

Texas Southmost College says in a recent court filing that the $13.1 million judgment against it awarded to the college's former president is a miscarriage of justice and asks that the jury's verdict be set aside. On Nov. 8, after...

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January 18, 2019

Miami Hotel Dishwasher Forced to Work Sundays Awarded $21 Million by Jury

Sixty-year-old Marie Jean Pierre was a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami Hotel for more than a decade until she was fired in March 2016. Pierre, a devout Christian missionary born in Haiti, said she was fired by her boss at...

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January 18, 2019

N.J. man who stepped backward, fell 20 feet recovers $7.5M verdict from jury

A jury in Middlesex County Tuesday awarded $7.5 million to a man who fell 20 feet from a construction site in 2015. Duane Schultz, 56, of Spotswood, was cleaning up materials at a residential construction site in his home town...

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January 18, 2019

Chicago charities due share of $2.2 million from widow’s estate

Lurie Children's Hospital, the CSO, the Art Institute and others are set to receive funds at the conclusion of a long-running dispute between a wealthy woman's estate and her former neighbor, a neurosurgeon. A Cook County jury awarded $2.2 million...

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January 17, 2019

$5 million settlement for Los Angeles girl molested by 8th grade teacher

In the largest payout by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to a sexual abuse victim, Taylor & Ring attorneys John C. Taylor and Natalie Weatherford, a minor victim who was sexually abused by her eighth grade teacher obtained...

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January 17, 2019

Florida jury awards almost $500 million to family of Kalil McCoy

Kalil McCoy’s friends who dumped her body and tried to conceal her death seven years ago have something else over their heads. While only one remains in jail as the triggerman in the 20-year-old’s death, a $495 million judgment filed...

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January 17, 2019

Purdue Pharma Family Added to $500M Opioid Suit

A year after suing their company Purdue Pharma and others for $500 million, New York City formally accused the wealthy Sackler family of participating in a decades-long campaign to mislead the public about the dangers of OxyContin. “It is important...

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January 17, 2019

Seminole jury awards $3.8M to woman in texting-and-driving crash

A woman permanently injured in a Winter Park crash was awarded $3.8 million by a Seminole County jury last week in a suit against her insurer Geico, according to a spokesperson for Morgan and Morgan. According to attorneys with the...

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January 17, 2019

Are Incretin Memetic Drugs Linked To Pancreatic Cancer Risks?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first class of incretin mimetic drugs in 2006. However, since at least 2009 the drugs have been under scrutiny for a possible link to pancreatic cancer. In 2019, there is an ongoing debate to...

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January 17, 2019

3M to pay $9 million for selling defective combat earplugs to US military

Minnesota-based 3M Company sold its dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, to the Defense Logistics Agency without disclosing defects that decreased the actual effectiveness of the hearing protection the device offered. The allegations were brought against 3M through the enforcement of the False...

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