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California Jury Returns $454M Verdict in Hospital Gown Suit

Kimberly-Clark and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their MicroCool surgical gowns. Jurors in …

Uber Scoffs at Google Spinoff’s Claims in Self-Driving Car Case

Uber is scoffing at claims that its expansion into self-driving cars hinges on trade secrets stolen from a Google spinoff, arguing that its ride-hailing service has been working on potentially superior technology. The legal defense, presented in documents filed in …

Utah School District to Pay $100K over Girl’s ‘Drunk Goggles’ Injury

A Utah school district agreed to pay $100,000 to the family of a teenage girl who was injured while wearing goggles to simulate drunkenness in a 2014 health class experiment. The Davis School District will put more than $61,000 into …

15 Texas Survivors Seek $250M-Plus in Mississippi Train-Bus Crash

A Houston attorney says 15 tourists from Texas have filed lawsuits asking more than $250 million in total damages over the train-bus crash that killed four people in Biloxi, Miss. Tony Buzbee says in a news release that his clients …

Montana Diocese Filing for Bankruptcy to Settle Sex Abuse Claims

A second Montana Roman Catholic diocese will file for bankruptcy protection as part of settlements involving more than 400 people in sex abuse lawsuits, church officials said Friday. The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings said it expected to make the Chapter …

Homeowners Association at Sinking High-Rise in San Francisco Sues Developer

A homeowners association representing property owners at a downtown San Francisco high-rise has sued the developers on for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate. The Millennium Tower homeowners association’s lawsuit is the latest …

Madoff Deals in Locked Safe a Focus of UK Lawsuit Seeking Damages of $66M

Principal Financial Group Inc. accused the managers of Liongate Capital Management LLP of hiding investments with Bernie Madoff while negotiating to sell half of their London hedge fund to Principal. Founders Randall Dillard and Jeff Holland, and Head of Research …

Alliant Handed Victory over Aon in 1 of 3 ‘Poaching’ Suits

A jury in Fresno, Calif. has ruled against Aon Corp. in yet another poaching lawsuit that involves the U.K. brokerage and rival Alliant Insurance Services. The jury rejected every claim by Aon levied against Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant and 10 …

California Girl Struck by Car Could Get $15.9M from Suit

A Southern California girl who was struck by a car on her way to school may receive $15.9 million for her medical expenses. The Orange County Register reported that 11-year-old Paulina Perez was hit by the car two years ago …

Fitbit vs. Jawbone Trade Secret Theft Trial in California Moving Forward

Fitbit Inc. is headed toward a trial over claims it stole rival Jawbone Inc.’s trade secrets, after failing to persuade a judge to throw the case out. A California state judge on Friday rejected Fitbit’s argument that the lawsuit is …