Ten Pro Tips for a Well-Written Brief

BlogTrial Practice   |   July 23, 2014

Lawyers carp that judges barely skim their briefs. Judges grumble that briefs are notoriously dense and barely readable. And yet an informative and concise brief is the time-honored way to convince the judge of the merits of your case. So … Continue reading

Court Upholds $11+ Million Jury Award in NJ Mesh Case

BlogProduct Liability   |   July 22, 2014

The New Jersey Superior Court judge overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against Ethicon Inc. has upheld the $11.1 million verdict awarded last year to the plaintiff in the proceeding’s first bellwether trial. Judge Carol Higbee of Atlantic County … Continue reading

$23B Awarded Against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Wrongful Death Case

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A Florida jury hit tobacco giant RJ Reynolds with a record-setting $23 billion award for punitive damages on July 18, 2014 in a wrongful death lawsuit, which was once part of a class action. The award went to Cynthia Robinson, the widow … Continue reading

Overcoming Defense Arguments against Punitive Damages

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Punitive damage awards are under attack. Defendants use all kinds of strategies to escape responsibility for their conduct. A tool often used to overturn a jury’s award of substantial punitive damages is a defendant’s cry that the size of the … Continue reading