June 13, 2018

Rise in Deadly Crashes Involving Pedestrians Seen in Georgia

So far this year, 111 pedestrians have been killed on state roads – an increase of 16 percent from this time last year, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2017, 260 pedestrians were struck and killed in the...

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June 13, 2018

Judge approves West Virginia water crisis settlement

A federal judge has given final approval of a $151 million settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a chemical spill of Crude MCHM into the Elk River in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that U.S. District Judge John T....

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June 13, 2018

Personal Injury Lawyers Set Their Sights on Scooters

Bird Rides Inc. and other scooter startups have drawn fire from pedestrian advocates, politiciansand annoyed citizens. Now they have a new nemesis: personal injury lawyers. In recent months, people hurt riding (or hit by) scooters in San Francisco and Los...

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June 13, 2018

Developer offers Sarasota payment plan for $49.8 million court judgment

The private developer that was awarded nearly $50 million last month in a historic judgment against the city has offered Sarasota a payment plan it claims could save taxpayers millions. A lawyer representing Buck-Leiter Development said the firm won’t seek...

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June 13, 2018

8th US Circuit Court upholds $28M award to wrongfully imprisoned Beatrice Six

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $28 million jury verdict against Gage County, NE, for convicting him and five others for a homicide they didn’t commit. “No amount of money in the world is ever going to...

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June 12, 2018

New York And Other State Court Opioid Litigation Moves Forward Along With Federal Opiate Rx MDL 2804

Opioid litigation in New York and other state courts, where hundreds of counties and cities have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors, are now moving forward even with the explosion in the Federal Opiate Litigation MDL 2804, where more...

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June 12, 2018

J&J Faces High-Stakes Trial Over 22 Women’s Talc Claims

Johnson & Johnson has defended lawsuits alleging its baby powder caused ovarian cancer in women in the past, but the stakes in a trial that began in St. Louis Wednesday are massively higher, as 22 women try to link their...

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June 12, 2018

NC Senate backs limits to law that allowed $51M pork verdict

RALEIGH, N.C. - Senators in the country's No. 2 hog-growing state sought Thursday to further shield industrial-scale hog operations from lawsuits by neighbours who have long complained that open-air animal waste pits comparable to city sewage plants frustrate their daily...

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June 12, 2018

Samsung contesting $539 million payment to Apple in patent infringement case

It turns out that $539 million is more than Samsung is willing to pay Apple after it was found to have infringed on several patents. The trial over how much the chaebol was to pay in damages that ended two...

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June 11, 2018

Inside The Documentary Uncovering Traumatic Birth Experiences

An upcoming documentary is shedding light on birth trauma and obstetric violence, as well as the women who didn’t feel like they could speak about either until now.  Its trailer shows women speaking out about going through procedures without their...

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