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Attorneys: Defuse Juror Anger, Show Humanity to Defuse Potential Nuclear Verdicts

William Tisdale made a poor choice by stopping late at night at convenience store and gasoline station in a sketchy neighborhood of Tacoma. A jury in Pierce County, Washington found Tisdale 10% at fault for the circumstances that led to …

Judge Freezes Alex Murdaugh’s Money as Lawsuits Grow

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (AP) — A judge Tuesday ordered independent representatives to take over the finances of a prominent South Carolina lawyer whose wife and son were killed five months ago and has since found himself part of a half-dozen state …

Life-or-Death Hospital Decisions Come With Threat of Lawsuits

Doctors and hospitals overwhelmed in the pandemic will have to make their excruciating life-or-death decisions meticulously or they risk being second-guessed by a jury when the onslaught is over. Lawyers who defend health care providers are already giving advice on …

J&J Ordered by Jury to Pay $9 Million in Talc-Cancer Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Florida jury to pay $9 million to an 82-year-old woman who blamed asbestos-tainted talc for her cancer, the latest court loss for the company in U.S. litigation over its iconic baby powder. Jurors …

Company Found Partly Responsible for Oklahoma Rig Explosion

McALESTER, Okla. — An Oklahoma jury has found a Houston-based company 10% responsible for a January 2018 explosion and fire that killed five men. The Pittsburg County jury on Monday ordered National Oilwell Varco to pay $1 million each to …

Elon Musk Beats Back Defamation Lawsuit Over Insulting Tweet

Elon Musk beat back a defamation claim from a British cave expert who sued the billionaire CEO over a tweet in which Musk labeled Vernon Unsworth a “pedo guy.” A federal jury in Los Angeles Friday took about an hour …

Two Bayer Roundup Trials Postponed to Give Time for Talks

Bayer AG agreed to postpone two upcoming U.S. trials involving its Roundup weedkiller to allow time for mediation talks on a possible settlement with plaintiffs. The German agriculture giant agreed to delay two trials that were set to begin in …

How Plaintiff Lawyers Help Corporate America Keep its Secrets

Paula Lawlor was sifting through piles of internal General Motors Co documents in a hotel room outside of Los Angeles when she hit pay dirt: Company records showing that GM knew for years that stronger roofs on its vehicles could …

Bayer Expects Significant Surge In Number of U.S. Glyphosate Cases

FRANKFURT, Germany — Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third quarter, as the German drugs and pesticides maker tries to reach a settlement after earlier court rulings …

Bayer’s $80 Million Roundup Verdict Will Probably Be Cut

A federal judge said he’ll probably reduce — but not throw out entirely — an $80 million jury verdict against Bayer AG in the second case to go to trial over claims the company’s Roundup herbicide causes cancer. U.S. District …