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Southern California Painter Awarded $58M For Bar Beating

A 43-year-old house painter so badly brain damaged that he cannot speak has been awarded $58 million for a beating in a bar that left him with half his skull permanently bashed in. Antonio Lopez Chaj (CHAI) appeared at a …

Study: California Low-Wage Workers Cheated Of Awards

A new study says thousands of low-paid California workers were cheated out of money they won against employers who broke the law. The report, to be released Thursday, says many companies escaped judgment by dissolving and taking new names. The …

Arkansas Panel Awards $2.7M over Trooper Fatal Crash

A state panel recommended an award of $2.7 million to the estate of a woman who was killed in a crash with a speeding Arkansas State trooper. The state Claims Commission made the award on Nov. 15 and assigned 90 …

Skywalk Developer Asks Court To Enforce $28M Award

The developer of the Grand Canyon Skywalk is asking a federal judge to enforce a more than $28 million judgment against a northern Arizona tribe. The American Arbitration Association awarded David Jin the money in a contract dispute with the …

Paraplegic Awarded $1.5m From Fresno Hospital

A man who was left partially paralyzed by an infection has been awarded $1.5 million from a Fresno, Calif. medical center. The Fresno Bee says jurors ruled Tuesday that Kaiser Permanente Medical Center was 30 percent negligent for Dusten Chevalier’s …

South Carolina House Passes Limit on Punitive Damages

The South Carolina House of Representatives approved limits on punitive damages yesterday by a vote of 100 to 7. The bill would limit punitive damages for people winning civil suits to three times the actual damages awarded, or a maximum …

Congress Trying Again on Patent Reform

Senior U.S. lawmakers are once again planning to reform the patent system to try to eliminate huge damage awards, an issue ripe for legislation after recent court decisions challenged calculation methods. Patent reform, in one form or another, has been …