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Pennsylvania Defense Attorney Fights $1M Fine Over Banned Testimony

A single word of testimony at a medical malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm. Insurance defense attorney Nancy Raynor says her assets …

Trinity Guardrail Whistleblower Case Results in Texas Mistrial

Trinity Industries Inc.’s courtroom defense of the safety of its highway guardrails prompted a federal judge to declare a mistrial because of “serious concerns” about a company witness’s truthfulness. U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall, Texas, ruled yesterday that …

Mistrial Declared in ‘Housewives’ Firing Case

A judge declared a mistrial Monday in Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination trial after the jury deadlocked, leaving an unresolved finale to a trial that focused on the behind-the-scenes intrigue and personalities of TV’s “Desperate Housewives.” Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen …

Absent Juror Causes Mistrial in Florida Case

A mistrial has been declared in a case of a motorcycle rider who sued Orange County over a crash with a county worker. Court officials say the jury had deliberated for seven hours on Friday and were supposed to return …