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

$15M Settlement in 2011 Sony PlayStation Data Breach Case

BlogClass Actions   |   July 21, 2014

San Francisco, CA: A $15 million preliminary settlement has been reached in the data breach class action pending against Sony. If approved, the settlement would see $15 million in games and online currency made available to class members as well … Continue reading