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How United’s Settlement With Dragged Flier Plays Out Tax-wise

Dr. David Dao, who received an undisclosed settlement from United Airlines after being violently dragged off a flight earlier this month, won’t be roughed up by the Internal Revenue Service: He won’t owe any taxes on the payout. The IRS …

Commentary: Supreme Court to Consider Whether Injury Victims Need to Reimburse Insurers

Which do the conservative justices hate more: personal injury lawyers or interpreting a law loosely to expand the power of lower courts? That question was on the table Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard oral argument in …

Tennessee Judge Rules Cap on Personal Injury Suit Damages Unconstitutional

A Tennessee judge has ruled that a state law that caps the amount of money someone can win in a personal injury lawsuit for noneconomic damages is unconstitutional. The Times Free Press reports that on Monday, Hamilton County Circuit Judge …

‘Vexatious Litigant’ Loses Old GM Appeal of Bankruptcy Judge’s Ruling

A bankruptcy judge’s decision that a General Motors Co. customer failed to state a valid claim against the estate of so-called Old GM was upheld by a federal judge in Manhattan. Such rulings don’t get overturned unless the court’s findings …

Court Sides With Southern Indiana City in Man’s Injury Lawsuit

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Ohio River city of Madison is not liable for injuries a man suffered when he tripped on a sewer grate. Brad Haskin suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon …

University of Iowa Drug Lab Faces Injury Lawsuit in California

An unusual personal injury lawsuit in California against a University of Iowa pharmaceutical lab has cost the school thousands of dollars in legal fees, and that figure is rising, records show. Iowa is paying a Los Angeles firm up to …

’80s Pop Star Springfield Testifies in New York Injury Lawsuit

A trial has begun in the lawsuit of an upstate New York woman who’s suing 1980s pop star Rick Springfield for injuries she says she suffered when he fell on her during a state fair performance nearly a decade ago. …

Utah Man Who Topples Rock Faces Questions Over Lawsuit

A Utah Boy Scout leader whose toppling of an ancient rock formation in a state park was captured in a viral online video is facing questions over a personal injury lawsuit he filed a month before the incident. Glenn Taylor …

Texas Jury Awards Plaintiff Less Than $90,000 Despite Demand for Millions

The Dallas law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., successfully defended a Dallas-based trucking company in a lawsuit over a tractor-trailer injury accident. Though plaintiffs sought more than $2 million in damages, they received less than $90,000. The case …

Ohio Court Rules School Not Liable for Hockey Puck Injury

The state’s Court of Claims has ruled that a southwest Ohio university isn’t liable for injuries to a Connecticut woman hit in the head by a stray hockey puck during pre-game warm-ups. The court found Miami University in Oxford is …