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Bayer Shows Why Lawyers Earn More than Scientists: Viewpoint

Bayer AG hoped it could rely on science to establish the safety of its Roundup weedkiller. But it has clearly been no match for a good lawyer after a jury awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple …

Court Bars Statute of Limitations Defense Because of Misrepresentations

The owner of Golden Isles Cruise Lines promised to “take real good care” of Robert Bruce Lowie, but he didn’t. After Georgia’s one-year statute of limitations to file a tort claim passed, Golden Isles stopped paying Lowie’s medical bills, even …

Sudden Talc-Cancer Settlements Aren’t J&J’s Usual Style

Johnson & Johnson took the unusual step of settling two women’s claims that its talc-based products caused their asbestos-linked cancers rather than let juries decide the cases, opening a new front in the growing litigation against the world’s largest maker …

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws. The justices ruled unanimously that the company’s shipment of a single part of a patented …

Jury Orders Chrysler to Pay $150M in Georgia Jeep Fire Death

A jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed when a Jeep Grand Cherokee exploded into flames three years ago after being rear-ended. The jury said Chrysler, the maker of Jeeps, must pay …

Ruling Upholds Arizona Jury Verdict in DUI Suspect’s Death

An Arizona court has upheld jurors’ verdict clearing the state of liability in the death of a Tucson woman killed when a motorist slammed into a Highway Patrol officer’s car where the woman was in custody during her DUI arrest. …

Nevada Jury Awards $16M to Copter Crash Victims’ Families

A Nevada jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead. The jurors ruled Friday against Sundance Helicopters Inc. in a wrongful death case filed by …

Nevada Truck Firm Could Pay $4.5M+ Jury Verdict in Amtrak Crash

A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured …

Pennsylvania Jury Orders Honda to Pay $55M Verdict in Rollover Crash

A jury ordered Honda Motor Co. to pay $55.3 million for a rollover accident that left a Pennsylvania man paralyzed, but the car company said Friday it would appeal. Lawyers for Carlos Martinez, 57, of York, argued during a nine-day …

Nevada Attorney General Hails Verdict in Defective PVC Pipe Case

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is hailing a jury verdict that found a company knowingly made defective water and sewer pipes sold to Nevada and other municipalities and water districts in the state. Thursday’s verdict in U.S. District Court …