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Calif. Appellate Court Affirms $1 Million Bad Faith Judgment Against Geico

GEICO General Insurance Co. refused an offer to settle Michael Mazik’s underinsured motorist claim for $50,000. Instead, the claim will cost the insurer more than $1.3 million. On Friday, a panel of the California 2nd District Court of Appeal affirmed …

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 …

Calif. Jury Hits Bayer with $2 Billion Award in Roundup Cancer Trial

A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical. …

Prevent Runaway Jury Verdicts by Neutralizing the Reptile Theory: Viewpoint

We see the frequent headlines: A plaintiff is awarded millions of dollars in damages for a physical or emotional injury purportedly sustained at the hands of a small business or large corporation. While many applaud an injured plaintiff for holding …

Bayer Jury Told $1 Billion Roundup Award Would Spur Change

The jury in Bayer AG’s third Roundup weedkiller trial was urged by a plaintiffs’ lawyer to consider socking the company with $1 billion in damages as punishment for covering up the health risks of the herbicide for decades. The aggressive …

Attorneys Describe the Art of Dispute Resolution at RIMS

BOSTON — Sue or settle? Mediate or litigate? Attorneys and risk managers on Tuesday tapped into years of experience to suggest strategies that will lead to the right approach for resolution of claim disputes during the Risk and Insurance Management …

Popular Heart Drugs Tainted by Carcinogens Face Wave of Lawsuits

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against drug makers and sellers over widely prescribed generic heart medications tainted with potential carcinogens, the first claims in what some lawyers expect to be a wave of litigation. Millions of Americans have taken …

Best Methods for Setting Aside a Default Judgment

Participating in a lawsuit can be like playing a game of football. There is an offense, a defense, and for those who are not interested, they can seemingly last forever. For both, the defense has one priority: do not let …

The Impact of Technology in Document Discovery

Document production during litigation can be costly and time consuming but evolving technology and effective communication among parties can positively impact the process, according to Daniel Garoutte, director of Knox Services, a California-based company that provides electronic and paper document …

Case Decisions From Around the Country

Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued an order allowing a decision to stand in an emotional distress claim. According to the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the high court ruled that an uninjured bystander who witnesses an accident is not required …