Appeals court tosses slip-and-fall award because of admission of Google Maps image

A Florida appeals court has reversed a $90,000 jury award to a woman who slipped and fell on a sidewalk because a Google Maps photo used to bolster her case was not properly authenticated. The Third District Court of Appeal … Continue reading

Southwest Airlines Pilots Get $18.8M Settlement

The Northern District of California approved a settlement that will pay roughly 2,000 Southwest Airlines pilots close to $19 million for benefits that Southwest allegedly failed to credit during short periods of military leave. The lawsuit that prompted the settlement is grounded … Continue reading

Walmart reaches $14M settlement over policy for pregnant workers

Walmart has reached a class action settlement over its one-time national policy that barred pregnant workers from being assigned lighter work in its stores. The proposed settlement, if approved by a federal judge in the Southern District of Illinois, will … Continue reading

$260M Settlement Averts First Federal Opioid Trial

Two Ohio counties and four drug companies agreed to a $260 million settlement, averting the first federal opioid trial an hour before opening arguments were scheduled to begin Monday. The deal is between distributors McKesson, AmeriSourceBergen and Cardinal Health, along with … Continue reading

49ers, Santa Clara settle suit over disability access for $24M

The 49ers and Santa Clara have agreed to pay $24 million and make Levi’s Stadium and its parking lot more accessible to people with disabilities in a proposed settlement with fans in wheelchairs, who said they encountered barriers in buying … Continue reading

Jury Awards Calif Woman Injured in 2017 Crash $6.1M

A former Canyon Country, California, woman seriously injured in a traffic collision two years ago has been awarded a court settlement of $6.126 million. Chung Wu Hsu, 62, who has since moved from Canyon Country, suffered severe and traumatic injuries … Continue reading

$12M verdict in Florida pedestrian accident case

A $12,037,000 verdict was awarded to Anthony Burbano of Florida for injuries and damages suffered in a June 2013 pedestrian accident that led to the amputation of his arm, traumatic brain injury, knee ligament tears, vascular injuries to his leg, and other serious trauma. The complaint … Continue reading

Civil rights restored to 20,000 Virginia ex-felons

Governor Ralph Northam announced that more than 20,000 Virginians previously convicted of a felony have had their civil rights restored since he took office in January 2018. A total of 22,205 people had their rights restored. The restored civil rights … Continue reading

1st DUI in Okla. may require interlock system in car

As of Nov. 1, there will be no more implied consent hearings for those arrested for driving under the influence in Oklahoma. This law was originally introduced back in 2017 but was overturned by the State Supreme Court. It’s now … Continue reading

140 ransomware attacks on local governments, police and hospitals

Just this year alone, 140 attacks targeting public state and local governments and health care providers have been reported, according to a tally by the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, which has tracked attacks on local governments since 2013 and the … Continue reading