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11th Circuit Affirms Bad Faith Verdict in Suit Filed by One Insurer Against Another

After a job-site injury left independent contractor Ernest Guthrie paralyzed below the waist, two insurers for the contractor that hired him agreed to pay the full policy limits — $1 million each — only one month after receiving a payment …

Ky. Supreme Court Overturns Jury Verdict in Bad-Faith Claim

Cincinnati Insurance Co. dodged a $4.6 million judgment last week when the Kentucky Supreme Court found that a trial judge should have preempted a jury and granted a directed verdict in a bad-faith claim. If the injured third-party plaintiff failed …

Iowa Jury Gives $27 Million Verdict in Misdiagnosed Flu Case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa jury has returned a $27 million verdict against a Des Moines medical clinic after a man with bacterial meningitis was misdiagnosed with the flu, suffered strokes and said he has been permanently injured. …

FedEx Faces Damages of $366 Million From Racial Bias Case

FedEx Corp. said it will challenge what may be the largest-ever jury verdict won by a worker suing over racial bias, $366 million awarded to a Black former saleswoman who claimed the company fired her after she complained about discrimination. …

California School District Ordered to Pay $45 Million in Abuse Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury ordered Southern California’s Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to pay $45 million to the family of autistic twins who were physically abused and restrained by an aide at their elementary school. The lawsuit filed …

Fla. Supreme: Plaintiff Can’t Pull Out of Settlement Because Lienholder Named as Payee

Adam J. Sounders agreed to settle his personal-injury lawsuit against a trucking company for $500,000, but pulled out of the deal when he received a settlement check that included a workers’ compensation lien holder as a payee. A Florida jury …

Sheriff Must Pay $15M for Death of Florida Teen Outside Fair

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff has been ordered by a jury to pay $15 million to the parents of a teenager who died while trying to cross a highway after being kicked out of the state fair by …

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. …

Jury Awards $77M in Suit Against Addiction Treatment Center

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Carusillo died when he was hit by multiple vehicles on a Georgia interstate, just days after he was abruptly discharged from an addiction treatment center. Now his parents hope a substantial jury verdict in their favor …

Jury Awards $77M in Suit Against Addiction Treatment Center

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Carusillo died when he was hit by multiple vehicles on a Georgia interstate, just days after he was abruptly discharged from an addiction treatment center. Now his parents hope a substantial jury verdict in their favor …