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Top Court Rejects Philip Morris Appeal of Oregon Ruling in Smoker’s Death

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Philip Morris USA’s challenge to a $25 million Oregon jury verdict in favor of a man whose wife died of a lung cancer-related brain tumor after smoking the company’s low-tar cigarettes. …

J&J Faces 1K More Talc-Cancer Suits After Verdict for South Dakota Woman

Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the second such trial loss this year. J&J is accused in more than 1,000 lawsuits in …

$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 …