Ground Rules for Recovering Mass Tort Attorneys’ Fees

As of August, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation reported nearly 200 pending multidistrict litigations (MDLs) in district courts across the country, with more than 140,000 lawsuits, and by the end of 2018, MDL courts were overseeing more than half of all pending federal civil … Continue reading

$14M settlement for 2 teens electrocuted while rescuing dog

The families of two Northern California teenagers electrocuted while trying to rescue a dog from an irrigation canal will each receive $7 million, attorneys for the families said Friday. Jacob Schneider and Jacob Hourmouzus, both 17, were killed in April after they … Continue reading

Man who tweeted $500 offer to kill ICE agent is acquitted

A man who tweeted an offer to pay $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration agent was acquitted Friday by a federal jury in Boston. Brandon Ziobrowski, 35, was arrested in August 2018 and charged with use of interstate and … Continue reading

NY doctor convicted of taking kickbacks from opioid maker Insys

A New York doctor was convicted of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing his patients an addictive fentanyl spray the drug manufacturer produced. Gordon Freedman was the fourth medical practitioner … Continue reading

Victims get nothing from $8.8M settlement with pelvic mesh manufacturer

Jennifer Snowden said her doctors suggested a mesh sling called an Abbrevo, manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Snowden said her doctors promised no complications. “And I woke up from surgery screaming,” she said.  Johnson & Johnson settled … Continue reading

Judge tosses $10M malpractice verdict against doctor in patient’s suicide

In a stunning reversal, a Staten Island judge has set aside a nearly $10 million medical-malpractice verdict against a prominent physician in the case of a patient who committed suicide while under the doctor’s care. State Supreme Court Justice Alan … Continue reading

$21M verdict to motorcyclist struck in crash caught on video

A Los Angeles County jury awarded $21,503,420.48 to a motorcyclist who was struck by a car and ejected on the 405 Freeway in Irvine, California, in a collision that was captured on video. According to a Wednesday statement from his … Continue reading

Judge tosses $71M verdict against NBC Universal over ‘Columbo’ profits

A Los Angeles judge has set aside a $71-million jury verdict against NBC Universal over the disbursement of profits from the legendary crime TV drama “Columbo.” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge Jr. granted the studio’s motion for a … Continue reading

Activist in $50M settlement from plastics polluter

U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt approved the settlement agreement between a scrappy environmental coalition and plastics giant Formosa. The settlement is the largest in U.S. history resulting from a citiz A federal judge on Tuesday approved a historic settlement … Continue reading

Billionaire Hologram Producer Faces $58M in Damages in Battery Case

Billionaire Alki David has been hit with more than $58 million in damages after a jury found him liable for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against a former employee. Attorney Gloria Allred says jurors on Monday ordered David to … Continue reading