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Judge Slashes Damages Awarded in Deadly Charlotteville Rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has slashed millions of dollars from the damages a jury ordered white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay for their role in the violence that erupted during the deadly “Unite the Right” rally …

FedEx Faces Damages of $366 Million From Racial Bias Case

FedEx Corp. said it will challenge what may be the largest-ever jury verdict won by a worker suing over racial bias, $366 million awarded to a Black former saleswoman who claimed the company fired her after she complained about discrimination. …

Hertz False-Arrest Claimants Can Sue in State Court, Judge Rules

More than 60 people who have accused Hertz Corp. of having them wrongly arrested won the right to join a lawsuit against the company, dealing another blow to efforts by the rental car giant to keep the allegations bottled up …

Little League Sued Over Bunk Bed Fall, Head injury

A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month’s Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital and his family is suing the league and the company …

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 …

Ariz. Supreme: Even Multiple Negligent Acts not Enough for Punitive Damages

The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday reversed a ruling that allowed the family of the victim of a fatal crash to pursue punitive damages against a trucking company, reasserting its holding in a 1986 decision that negligent acts alone are not …

Ford to Appeal $1.7 Billion Verdict in Georgia Truck Crash

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to appeal a $1.7 billion verdict against the automaker after a pickup truck crash that claimed the lives of a Georgia couple, a company representative said Sunday. Jurors in Gwinnett County, just …

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 …

Viewpoint: Jury Blasts Defense with a $464.5 Million Nuclear Verdict

Plaintiffs’ California dreamin’ became a reality when a Los Angeles jury went nuclear with a verdict of $464.6 million after an eight-week trial in June. The verdict included $24.6 million in compensatory damages and a staggering $440 million in punitive …