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$17M Award in Asbestos Death of Navy Civilian Employee in Arizona

A federal jury in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday awarded $17 million in damages to the family of a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Navy who died from the fatal asbestos disease mesothelioma after working for years in the Norfolk …

Jury in Washington Awards $21.5M to Man Hurt by Cruise Ship Door

A federal jury in Seattle, Wash. awarded $21.5 million in damages to an Illinois man who was injured by an automatic sliding-glass door on a cruise ship in 2011. The verdict included $16.5 million in punitive damages. James Hausman’s attorneys …

Jury Awards Former LA Times Columnist $7.1M in Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded $7.13 million to former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers, who claimed he was forced out of his $234,000-a-year job by age and health discrimination. The Superior Court jury made the lawsuit award on Wednesday …

Jury Awards $1.8M Exploding e-Cigarette Trial in California

A Superior Court jury in Riverside, Calif. awarded $1.885 million in a lawsuit over an e-cigarette product that exploded while charging, physically burning and emotionally scarring her, attorneys for the woman said on Thursday. Jennifer Ries was traveling to the …

Oregon Jury Awards $3M to Nurse in Wrongful Termination Suit

A Portland, Ore. jury has awarded more than $3 million to a nurse, saying she was wrongfully terminated by Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center for complaining about cost-cutting measures. The Oregonian reported registered nurse Linda Boly told management that rushing …

Hawaii Homeowners Get $27M in Development Dispute

A Hawaii jury has awarded Ewa Beach homeowners about $27 million in a lawsuit against a developer trying to build a recreational lagoon instead of the marina it originally planned. The jury ruled Tuesday that Haseko must pay $1,300 for …

California Court Hands Down $55M in Decision Against Three AIG Companies

An Alameda County, Calif., jury has awarded Pennsylvania-based Victaulic Co., $55.3 in damages against three AIG companies. The trial in Victaulic Co. v. American Home Assurance Co. et al., in Alameda County Superior Court spanned six weeks before Judge Frank Roesch. The verdict, …

Jury Awards $10M to Family of Teen Who Died at California Facility

The family of a teenage boy who died at a Mission Viejo care facility has been awarded more than $10 million for damages relating to the boy’s death. The Orange County Register reported that 15-year-old Kevin Barr died at a …

$3.7M Award for California Rite Aid Manager in Robbery Injury Suit

A jury has awarded $3.7 million to the former manager of a Los Angeles Rite Aid store, who claimed supervisors harassed him after he hurt himself trying to stop a robbery. City News Service says the ruling came last week in …

Jury Awards Former Southern California Police Dispatcher $315K

A police dispatcher in Southern California who alleges she was fired for reporting an officer accused of raping and sexually assaulting other dispatchers has been awarded more than $315,000. The Sun reported a jury’s verdict was decided in favor of …