Wells Fargo, insurance company settle lawsuit over auto loan harms for $432 million

Wells Fargo and an insurance company it worked with have agreed to pay $432 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by customers who say they were charged premiums for auto insurance they did not need. An internal report that found … Continue reading

$23.3 million Sriracha verdict survives challenge

An attempt to douse the $23.3 million verdict awarded by a jury to a Ventura County jalapeño grower has been rejected in Ventura County Superior Court. Judge Henry Walsh ruled against Sriracha maker Huy Fong Food’s motion to reverse a civil jury’s … Continue reading

Jury awards $13.2M to children of man who died after 2016 confrontation with police

A jury in Los Angeles awarded $13.2 million to the two children of 32-year-old Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, who died from complications of asphyxia after a confrontation with Anaheim police officers in 2016. The decision came two days after the jury … Continue reading

After $5M Verdict, $50M in Punitives Tees Up State Damages Cap

A Cobb County jury delivered a post-apportioned award of $5 million to a girl who was sexually assaulted at a Kennesaw behavioral health center, then tacked on $50 million in punitive damages in a move that will likely challenge the state’s … Continue reading

Falsely Imprisoned for 23 Years: Now He’s Received $7 Million

Late last week, Derrick Hamilton, 54, took on a new role in the long drama of his fight against injustice: a successful plaintiff. City officials in New York and New Haven, Conn., agreed on Friday to pay him a total … Continue reading

Performer shot at Florida bar recovers $5 million

A jury recently sided with a Georgia man who was shot seven times in 2016 after performing at The Barn in Sanford, Florida, awarding him $5 million in a civil suit. Dezje Williams, 29, a performer, was shot seven times in the … Continue reading

Arizona border activist found not guilty of hiding migrants

An Arizona jury on Wednesday found a human rights activist not guilty of harboring two migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, after the U.S. government prosecuted him for giving them food, water and shelter in the desert. The Tucson … Continue reading

10 plaintiffs in Phoenix ‘body broker’ trial recover $58M

Ten of 21 plaintiffs who sued a now-shuttered Phoenix body donation company,  will be awarded $58 million, a Maricopa County Superior Court jury decided Tuesday. Of the jury’s award, $50 million was punitive damages and $8 million was compensatory. Stephen Gore, the … Continue reading

$8M Mesothelioma Verdict in NY

On November 15, 2019, a Monroe County jury returned an $8 million verdict in the Wayne Meissner case, involving a 75-year-old plaintiff who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in August 2018. According to the plaintiff’s answers to interrogatories, he alleged asbestos exposure from home remodeling … Continue reading

Georgia trucking company with $8M verdict in motorcycle crash

A Georgia jury awarded $8 million to a motorcyclist who was seriously injured when a dump truck hit an orange construction barrel, which ricocheted into his path and caused him to lose control of his bike on Interstate 75. The … Continue reading