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California Jury Awards Record $417M in Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles, Calif., jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied …

Jury Awards Texas Wedding Photographer $1M for Defamation

A Texas jury has awarded a wedding photographer more than $1 million after determining a newly married couple unhappy with her work launched a social media campaign to post falsehoods about her. The Dallas County jury found Friday that the …

Georgia Jury Awards $3.9M to Family for Film Worker’s Train Death

A railroad owner must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a jury decided in a civil verdict that found the company shared in the blame for the deadly …

Jury Awards $17M to California Man Who Lost Leg in Forklift Accident

A Riverside Superior Court jury awarded Steven Meier $17 million after he had his right leg amputated below the knee due to being run over by a forklift in October 2013. Meier, a security guard employed by Securitas Security Services, …

Iowa High Court Orders New Trial in High School Baseball Injury Case

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new trial in the case of a Muscatine high school baseball player whose skull was fractured when he was struck by a foul ball during a game in Davenport in 2011. A …

Mississippi Jury Awards $1.25M to Trooper Hurt in Off-Duty Accident

A jury has awarded $1.25 million to a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper whose left leg was partially amputated because of an off-duty motorcycle accident. A Jackson County jury handed down the verdict last week against two construction companies that left …

Why Avoiding a Jury Trial is the Best Defense

Because juries can be unpredictable, awarding large sums even in conservative jurisdictions, jury trials should be considered as a last resort, according to Nicole Whyte, founding partner at Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara. Whyte sat down with Claims Journal, during …

Missouri Paid $52M in 5 Years to Settle Suits Against Various Agencies

Missouri has paid more than $52 million over the last five years to settle lawsuits against various state agencies, according to information from the attorney general’s office. The House budget committee received the list of settlements just before a public …

Minnesota Jury Awards $28M in Crash That Left Teen Paralyzed

A jury has awarded more than $28 million to a woman paralyzed in a crash with school bus in northern Minnesota, but it remains to be seen whether she’ll ever receive the entire award. Paige Anderson was 16 years old …

Jury Awards $55M in Erin Andrews Nude Video Lawsuit

A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame. After …