Tag Archives: jury award

Jury awards $126.6M in verdict

A New York woman who claims she sat unattended in a hospital for hours while medical personnel negligently failed to diagnose her heart attack has won a $126.6 million jury verdict. Debora Sohl, an office manager and former horse trainer, ...

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Fourth Department — Slip and Fall — Causation: Bermingham v. The Peter Sr & Mary L Liberatore Family LP

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Slip and Fall — Causation Substantial Factor — Jury Award Bermingham v. The Peter Sr & Mary L Liberatore Family LP CA 11-00834 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The plaintiff brought this action after ...

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Breast cancer cases settle after jury awards $76M

After a jury in Philadelphia awarded $76 million in compensatory damages to three women who claimed that the hormone therapy drugs Prempro, Premarin and Provera caused their breast cancer, drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals settled the cases for a confidential amount. ...

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New Jersey judge upholds $25M Accutane verdict

Denying a defense motion for remittitur or new trial, a New Jersey judge has affirmed a jury’s $25.16 million award to an Alabama man who suffered from inflammatory bowel disease as a result of taking the acne medication Accutane. A jury reached the verdict in February 2010 ...

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First Circuit rules on music downloading

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner’s decision to reduce by a factor of 10, on due process grounds, a jury award of damages in favor of record companies in a case against a college student who used file-sharing software to download ...

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Buffalo jury awards lab chemist $2.5M against Ford

A six-person jury in Buffalo has awarded $2.5 million to a former laboratory chemist who developed mesothelioma as a result of testing asbestos-containing ingredients in a machine manufactured by Ford Motor Co.

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