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Lexus Seat Defect Results in Jury Award of $242M Against Toyota

A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a $242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family’s two young children during a rear-end collision in …

Amtrak’s No Fault Agreements With Other Railroads Means it Bears Crash Costs

Federal investigators are still looking at how CSX railway crews routed an Amtrak train into a parked freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, last weekend. But even if CSX should bear sole responsibility for the accident, Amtrak will likely end …

Colorado Ski Resort Sued After Fatal Chairlift Fall

The family of a Texas woman who died after falling from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort as she was riding up with her two young daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday. William Huber, the girls’ father, …

Jury Blames Police, Clears Fans in 1989 England Soccer Disaster

The families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death at a crowded stadium in 1989 declared they had finally won justice Tuesday after a jury found that police and emergency services were to blame for Britain’s worst …

Unlicensed Worker Performed Surgeries in Workers’ Comp, Healthcare Insurance Fraud Scam

A physician assistant who wasn’t licensed or trained to perform surgery operated on hundreds of patients while the orthopedic surgeon who billed for the procedures schemed with colleagues to hide a massive insurance fraud conspiracy, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Prosecutors …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Louisiana Over Offshore Platform Explosion

The wife of a man killed in a Nov. 20 explosion on a Fieldwood Energy platform has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Louisiana that claims the victim and his crew were told the piece of …

BP Wants Judge to Amend ‘Gross Negligence’ Ruling

BP has asked a federal judge to reconsider a ruling that could cost the oil giant around $18 billion in additional fines stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Attorneys for BP PLC say in a motion filed …

Texas Man Sues Surgeons Alleging They Removed Wrong Kidney

A North Texas man is seeking more than $1 million in damages after he says surgeons mistakenly removed his healthy kidney instead of his cancerous one. Glenn Hermes of Arlington told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that a pathology report was …

Idaho Senator Seeks Clarification of Boating Safety Laws

A Senate committee agreed Idaho’s boating laws governing gross negligence are too vague and backed a measure aiming to help judges mete out appropriate punishments for mariners who put others’ lives at risk. The bill, which cleared the Senate Judiciary …

BP, Anadarko Ask Appeals Court to Reverse Oil Spill Decision

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and BP Plc asked an appeals court to throw out a judge’s finding that both companies were liable under the U.S. Clean Water Act for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier …