Texas Jury Awards $18M To Widow of Killed Worker

A jury in Texas awarded $18 million in damages, including $10 million in punitive damages to the widow of Juan Perez who died on March 7, 2015, after falling through a skylight while repairing a roof for Rodriguez Trucking Company out of Mathis, Texas. The three-day trial was held in … Continue reading

Med-mal plaintiff awarded $17M

In Kathleen J. Bashore v. Sparrow Health System, the jury on Nov. 6 awarded $17 million after finding that missteps by medical providers at Lansing, Michigan’s Sparrow Hospital during and after a routine procedure caused the plaintiff complications that left her paraplegic … Continue reading

Former NFL Players Charged With $3.4M Fraud

Federal prosecutors are charging 10 former NFL players accused of defrauding the league’s health care program, resulting in payouts totaling $3.4 million for medical equipment they allegedly never purchased. Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis is among those accused, … Continue reading

$69.5M settlement with Wolverine Worldwide over PFAS contamination

A tentative $69.5 million settlement has been reached in ongoing litigation brought by the state of Michigan against Wolverine Worldwide for its contamination of groundwater with per- and polyflouroalkyl, also known as PFAS.  The townships of Plainfield and Algoma announced … Continue reading

Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25M Deal

After two years of legal wrangling, Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement agreement with dozens of his alleged sexual misconduct victims, a deal that would not require the Hollywood … Continue reading

PA jury awards $6.3M to widow of misdiagnose jogger who died of a heart attack

A Lehigh County, Pennsylvania,  jury awarded $6.3 million to a woman whose 48-year-old husband died of a heart attack while jogging, six weeks after a cardiologist at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem cleared him of any heart problems. … Continue reading

University of Phoenix in $191M settlement for ‘deceptive’ advertising to students

The University of Phoenix has agreed to a $191 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that students were harmed by deceptive advertising. The University of Phoenix and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, faced FTC charges that … Continue reading

The Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s objective to sue Sackler family

The Supreme Court turned down a rare request from Arizona to bypass lower courts and argue their lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, L.P. before the justices themselves. Though five states filed a brief supporting Arizona, the Court refused the motion in … Continue reading

Banner Health in $6M settlement over data breach

Banner Health has agreed to pay up to $6 million to victims of a massive data breach the Arizona health system experienced in 2016, according to court documents filed last week. The plaintiffs in the case filed the motion for … Continue reading

How E-Cigarettes Figured in a $42.5MTobacco Verdict

A Florida jury awarded $42.5 million for a Florida man who blamed tobacco behemoths R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. for the death of his wife. Irene Gloger was 47 when she died of lung cancer. But she was just 14 when … Continue reading