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Damage Claim Hinges on Whether ‘Feral Cats’ are Domestic

Some bears can balance balls on their noses and some elephants can perch on pedestals, but that doesn’t make them domestic animals. On that principle, the Arizona Court of Appeals revived a claim against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. …

Judge Cuts $2 Billion Verdict Against Bayer in Roundup Case to $86 Million

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million. Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior …

Employer MSJ Affirmed in Louisiana Crash Involving Off-Duty Employee

A company is off the hook in a crash involving one of its employees, according to a recent ruling by a Louisiana Court of Appeals. According to court records, the case stems from a February 2015 crash in Louisiana where …

Feds Appeal Granting New Trial to Ex-BP Engineer

Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge’s decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The notice of appeal in the case of …

Lance Armstrong Wants Texas Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

Lance Armstrong asked the Texas Supreme Court on Friday to stop a Dallas company from trying to force him to pay back about $12 million in bonuses it paid him for winning the Tour De France. SCA Promotions sued Armstrong …

Property/Casualty Insurance Professionals Nationwide Get New Revenue Stream and Client Retention Tool with ValueAppeal PRO® Property Tax Service

Seattle, WA, 07/10/12 – ValueAppeal, a pioneering online do-it-yourself property tax appeal service developed to help homeowners ensure that they are not overpaying their property taxes, today announced the launch of ValueAppeal PRO® (www.valueappealpro.com), a turn-key property tax appeal practice …

Conoco Phillips Appeals Mississippi Jury Award

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday from Conoco Phillips Corp., which has appealed a $15.2 million jury award to an oil well drilling worker who alleged he got lung disease from exposure to asbestos. Oral arguments are scheduled …

Mississippi High Court to Hear Damage Claim

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Don F. McElroy, who claims he is owed compensation from Simpson County for injuries he suffered in a 2004 accident. The state Court of Appeals in April reversed a local judge’s …

UPMC to Appeal $12.5M in Malpractice Verdicts

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center expects to file an appeal after two Allegheny County juries have awarded $12.5 million in damages to the family of a 24-year-old accountant who died in 2003 after an abscess was misdiagnosed as a …

Virginia’s Dominion to Appeal Asbestos Exposure Fines

A Dominion Virginia Power spokesman says the company will appeal fines issued by the state over asbestos at its Surry nuclear power plant. The Daily Press says the Department of Labor and Industry ordered Dominion to pay $12,600 in fines …