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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 …

School Dean who Shot Student Ordered to Pay $10 Million Judgment

BOSTON (AP) — A former dean at a Boston high school known affectionately by students as “Rev” has been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $10 million in damages to a former student he was convicted of …

Hearing on Damages Owed by Ex-Cop who Killed Mother of 4

A former Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a sleeping woman should pay her four children $2.5 million each for pain and suffering and a total of more than $300,000 to cover therapy, their aunt said in a lawsuit. …

Florida County Pays $4 Million for Girl with Severed Spine

MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County has agreed to pay a record $4 million for the care of a girl whose spinal cord was severed in a crash with a police cruiser that was speeding into an intersection with non-working stoplights …

Hearing on Damages Owed by Ex-Cop who Killed Mother of 4

A former Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a sleeping woman should pay her four children a quarter-million dollars each for pain and suffering and a total of more than $300,000 to cover therapy, their aunt said in a …

California to Increase Awards in Medical Malpractice Cases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — People who get hurt because of a doctor’s negligence in California could soon get a lot more money in malpractice lawsuits under an agreement reached Wednesday that — if approved by the state Legislature — would …

Court: Hospitals Can be Responsible for Abuse by Employees

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A state appeals court said Tuesday that a Southern California hospital can be held responsible for sexual abuse by an employee, upholding a jury’s damage award of $6.75 million to two elderly patients who were abused …

Viewpoint: Hawaii Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Work Comp Subrogation

Workers’ compensation carriers doing business in Hawaii held their collective breathe for 2021 waiting on the Supreme Court to decide whether it would incorporate the common law Made Whole Doctrine to workers’ compensation liens. The case, Moranz v. Harbor Mall, …

Kin of Dead Sex Abuse Victim Sue Under New California Law

LOS ANGELES (AP)–After decades of dealing with the boyhood trauma of being molested by a priest, Jim Bartko sued the Roman Catholic church two years ago. But the lawsuit was dismissed when he died four days after speaking publicly about …