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Ohio Court Rejects Caps on Damages in Some Child Rape Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman repeatedly raped as a child is eligible for millions of dollars in additional compensation because a state cap on pain-and-suffering awards is unconstitutional as applied to cases like hers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court …

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 …

Excess Insurer’s Policyholder Had No Duty to Settle Suit that Resulted in $13M Verdict

An insurer cannot escape liability for its share of a $6 million payout because the retailer it insured refused to accept a settlement offer by a customer who who was struck by a forklift, a panel of the 7th Circuit …

Tokyo Court Orders Ex-Tepco Execs to Pay $95B Damages over Fukushima Disaster

TOKYO –– The Tokyo district court on Wednesday ordered four former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 13 trillion yen ($95 billion) in damages to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the plaintiff’s lawyers …

Amber Heard’s Insurer Argues No Coverage Owed for ‘Willful’ Defamation of Depp

An insurance carrier that issued a $1 million comprehensive liability policy to actress Amber Heard has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that it is not liable for paying any part of a $10,350,000 jury award against her in …

Jury Awards $14M to George Floyd Protesters in Denver

DENVER (AP) _ Jurors on Friday found police used excessive force against protesters, violating their constitutional rights, during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd two years ago, ordering the city to pay a total of $14 million in damages …

Jury Awards $26M in Malpractice Lawsuit, a Nebraska Record

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures …

Walmart Said She Shoplifted; Jury Awards Her $2.1 Million

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman who says she was falsely arrested for shoplifting at a Walmart and then threatened by the company after her case was dismissed has been awarded $2.1 million in damages. A Mobile County jury …

Couple’s $86 Million Award in Monsanto Pesticide Case Stands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co.’s to $86.2 million in damages to a couple who developed cancer after spraying the company’s Roundup weed-killer in their yards for three decades. The state …

Jury Awards $17M in Deadly Shooting by Off-Duty LAPD Officer

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $17 million to the parents of a mentally ill man who was shot in a Costco store by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer. The panel in Riverside ruled in …