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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 …

Lawyers Eye Neo-Nazi Website Founder’s Assets for $14M Award

Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an anti-Semitic online “troll storm” that he orchestrated against the Jewish woman and …

Nuclear Verdicts Continue to Push Commercial Auto Rates

In the last five or six years, trucking companies have watched their insurance rates climb, and many have found the insurance process daunting. Since 2018, trucking insurers have lost around $1.8 billion due to continued pressure from plaintiffs’ attorneys targeting …

Four States Pass Laws Giving Businesses Immunity from COVID-19 Claims

Four states have passed laws that grant businesses immunity from civil liability for claims relating to COVID-19, while legislation in at least three other states is advancing. The bills signed into law by the governors of North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah …

Number of Federal COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits at 101 and Rising

A federal court has received notice that 101 lawsuits have been filed as of Wednesday seeking coverage from insurers for business interruption losses caused by COVID-19. Plaintiffs attorneys say they expect the number to rise into the thousands. “Ultimately, I …

Language in Emergency Orders Gives Ammo to Plaintiffs in Business-Interruption Suits

Cities and counties across the country may have handed plaintiff’s attorneys an argument to use in lawsuits against insurers that seek business-interruption coverage for losses caused by coronavirus closure orders. Jurisdictions as far asunder as Los Angeles, Calif. and Key …

Aon: Mega Claims Driving Hardening of Hospital and Physician Liability Market

At first blush, it appears all is well within the hospital and physician professional liability market: For claims costing less than $2 million, severity is projected to increase 2% and frequency is expected to be flat, according to an analysis …

Victims of Child Abuse Expected to Launch Wave of Lawsuits in New York

NEW YORK — More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning today over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations. …

J&J Targets Science Behind Thousands of Baby Powder-Cancer Cases

Johnson & Johnson, seeking to head off claims by thousands of women that its iconic Baby Powder caused their cancer, took aim at some of the science cited in lawsuits alleging the company’s talc-based products were tainted in the past …

Coffee Won’t Need Cancer Warning in California After All

California coffee lovers can indulge their caffeine habit without worry now that the state has decided the beverage doesn’t need a cancer warning after all. That conclusion by a state regulator comes eight years after dozens of coffee roasters and …