December 2, 2018

California Mobile Home Residents Awarded $34M more in Suit over Living Conditions

A jury has awarded $34 million in damages to 51 current and former residents of a Southern California mobile home park they say is rife with problems including sinkholes, sewage backups and rats. The damages come a week after jurors...

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December 2, 2018

More Monsanto Victims Will Soon Get Their Day in Court

There are more than 8,000 claims pending against Monsanto in state courts, about 620 awaiting trial in federal court, as more victims come forward to tell their stories of how they believed Monsanto’s public claims of safety, only to become...

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December 2, 2018

Financial Protection Bureau Litigation on the Rise

New data offer fascinating insight into current trends for consumer finance litigation. According to WebRecon, Complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have spiked by 10% in the last month alone. And, from October to November, litigious plaintiffs increased their...

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November 30, 2018

Jailed treasure hunter ordered to pay nearly $20 million

Jailed treasure hunter Tommy Thompson is ordered to pay $19.4 million dollars in compensatory damages to companies and individuals that bankrolled his expeditions in 1988, when he recovered millions in sunken treasure from ship that sank in 1857 off the coast...

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November 30, 2018

$2.5 million awarded to mother of Moreno Valley man killed by sheriff’s deputies

A California jury on Wednesday, Nov. 28, awarded $2.5 million to the mother of a mentally ill man who was shot to death by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies in Moreno Valley in 2015. Read the source article in the Press...

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November 30, 2018

The Ten Most Dangerous Vehicles in America

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that the overall death rate is approximately 30 deaths per million registered vehicles. It is no secret that thousands of people die each day from vehicle crashes. Read the source article on PersonalInjury.com

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November 30, 2018

Judge Questions Credibility of Eli Lilly’s Science Expert

A federal judge on Thursday said he will likely reject a request to disqualify a science expert, Boria Bastian, hired by Eli Lilly to debunk claims that Viagra and Cialis cause skin cancer, but questions about the scientist’s credibility still...

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November 29, 2018

Companies Settle With Paralyzed Oilfield Worker for $44M

An oilfield worker who was rendered quadriplegic after a light fixture improperly attached to an oil derrick fell more than 100 feet onto his head has settled his claims against five companies for a total of $44 million. The multimillion-dollar...

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November 29, 2018

Jury awards Florida woman $1.5 million for bad-faith claim against insurer

A Florida woman recently was awarded a nearly $1.46 million jury verdict against her auto insurance company to compensate for serious injuries she suffered in a 2013 car crash. Miller’s insurance carrier, Auto Owners Insurance Co., refused to pay an...

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November 29, 2018

$300K settlement approved in “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio-era jail death

In Arizona, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a $300,000 settlement for the family of a 27-year-old man, Anthony Singleton, who died in one of notorious ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails after suffering opiate and alcohol withdrawals. Read the source article in AZ Central.

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