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California Court of Appeals Reinstates $850K Verdict in Restaurant Slip-and-Fall

A man’s allegation that he slipped and fell due to spilled water from a cart of dirty dishes at the Hibachi City Buffet in Los Angeles, California, was a reasonable one, according to an appeals court decision recently handed down. …

Man Burned at Minnesota Brewery Awarded $56 Million

A St. Paul, Minn., man who was severely scalded by hot water while working at a local brewery is due to receive $56 million in damages and interest after filing a lawsuit six years ago. A Ramsey County jury awarded …

Judge Orders New Trial in Tesla Worker’s Race Bias Lawsuit

A federal judge in California on Monday ordered a new trial on the damages Tesla Inc. owes to a Black former factory worker who accused the company of race discrimination, after he turned down a $15 million award. U.S. District …

Utah Supreme: Denying Claim Over Nude Photos May Cost Insurer Nearly $3M

UMIA Insurance refused to accept an $800,000 settlement in a malpractice suit against a plastic surgeon who shared nude before-and-after photographs of a patient’s body with a Fox News affiliate. The insurer could pay more than three times that amount …

California Sues Tesla Over Allegations of Racial Discrimination

A California state agency said it has filed a lawsuit accusing Tesla Inc of tolerating widespread discrimination against Black workers at an assembly plant, mirroring claims made in several other cases against the electric car maker. The complaint filed in …

Jury Awards $26M in Malpractice Lawsuit, a Nebraska Record

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures …

Defamation Costs Allstate $4M, Even After Court Erases Wrongful Termination Verdict

Allstate Insurance Co. was within its rights to fire Michael A. Tilkey from his $200,000-a-year job as a broker after he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a California appellate court ruled Monday. On the other hand, the carrier’s decision to …

Shot by Police, Thwarted by Judges and Geography

FORT WORTH, Texas — When David Collie slipped off his shirt as he set out one sultry night to visit some friends, he didn’t know he was putting himself in grave danger. But he was. He now fit the description: …

J&J Stung by New Jersey Court Ruling Reviving Talc Cancer Claims

A New Jersey appeals court’s decision to revive two lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder of causing cancer may lead to the reinstatement of about 1,000 suits targeting the talc-based product. A three-judge panel of the New Jersey …

Bayer Loses California Appeal of Roundup Verdict, But Damages Are Reduced

Bayer AG failed to persuade a California appeals court to overturn a verdict favoring a school groundskeeper who claimed its Roundup weed killer caused his cancer but reduced the amount of damages by 74% to $20.5 million. The decision by …