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Jury Says Chiquita Brands Must Pay $38M for Colombia Deaths

Banana giant Chiquita Brands must pay $38.3 million to 16 family members of people killed during Colombia’s long civil war by a violent right-wing paramilitary group funded by the company, a federal jury in Florida decided. The verdict Monday by …

Judge Cuts Bayer $2.25 Billion Roundup Verdict to $400 Million

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday slashed a $2.25 billion U.S. verdict against Bayer to $400 million for a Pennsylvania man who said he developed cancer from exposure to the company’s Roundup weedkiller. A jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common …

J&J Must Pay $260 Million in Latest Talc Trial

Johnson & Johnson must pay $260 million to an Oregon woman who said she got mesothelioma, a deadly cancer linked to asbestos exposure, from inhaling the company’s talc powder, a jury found on Monday. The verdict in the 4th Judicial …

Judge Denies Request to Discard $38M Verdict in New Hampshire Youth Center Abuse Case

The judge who oversaw a landmark trial about New Hampshire’s youth detention center has refused to discard the $38 million verdict, saying the facility’s leadership “either knew and didn’t care or didn’t care to learn the truth” about endemic physical …

Florida Jury Awards $32M Against Florida Clinic. Did ‘Changing Stories’ Play Role?

A Broward County jury has decided that the Cleveland Clinic Florida should pay almost $32 million to the estate of a man who was not put in intensive care after suffering septic shock and who later died. The jury found …

Jury Awards $72.5M to Woman Paralyzed When Struck by New York City Bus

A Florida woman who says she was struck and dragged by a New York City bus and left partially paralyzed has been awarded $72.5 million in her lawsuit against the city’s transit agency. A city jury found in favor of …

Oregon Jury Awards $85M to 9 Victims of Deadly 2020 Wildfires

An Oregon jury awarded $85 million to nine victims of wildfires that ravaged the state in 2020, the latest verdict in a series of legal proceedings that are expected to put the utility PacifiCorp on the hook for billions of …

PacifiCorp Fire Victim Who Leapt in River Awarded $9 Million

A jury ordered a Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. unit to pay nine homeowners at least $62 million for failing to prevent some Oregon wildfires in 2020, including $9 million for a man who jumped off a cliff into a river …

Nebraska Jury Awards $335K to Deaf Truck Driver in Disability Discrimination Case

Trucking companies Werner Enterprises, Inc. and Drivers Management, LLC must pay $335,682 to a deaf truck driver months after an Omaha, Nebraska jury found in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on disability discrimination claims, a federal …

Judge Awards Black Church $1 Million After BLM Banner Burned by Proud Boys During Protest

WASHINGTON (AP) – A judge on Friday awarded more than $1 million to a Black church in downtown Washington, D.C. that sued the far-right Proud Boys for tearing down and burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a 2020 protest. …