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Los Angeles County Owes $8M to Man Killed Like George Floyd, Court Rules

Los Angeles County must pay a full $8 million damage award to the family of a Black man whose death had similarities to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the California Supreme Court ruled. While subduing Darren Burley …

California Court Upholds Monsanto Cancer Verdict, Slashes Damages to $21.5M

A California appeals court has upheld a groundbreaking verdict that Monsanto’s widely used weed killer caused cancer in a school groundskeeper but the panel also slashed the damage award from $78.5 million to $21.5 million. The 1st District Court of …

California Court Overturns Quincy Jones’ Win in Michael Jackson Lawsuit

A California appeals court on Tuesday overturned most of a 2017 jury verdict awarding Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and fees from the Michael Jackson estate over the use of Jones-produced Jackson hits in the concert film “This Is …

Missouri Woman Wins Jury Award in Police Stun Gun Lawsuit

Jurors have awarded $3,500 to a woman who was shocked three times with a stun gun after a St. Louis, Mo., march protesting police misconduct. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors found in favor of University City School Board …

California Jury Awards Ex-One America News Network Employee $290K

An African-American man fired from his TV talk show producer job at One America News Network was not harassed on the basis of racial prejudice, but was fired in part because he lodged his complaint, a California jury found. The …

Women Win $13M in Lawsuit Against Porn Site in California

The owners and operators of a San Diego, Calif.-based porn website must pay $12.7 million after a judge found them liable for fraud and breach of contract for lying to women about how their explicit videos would be distributed, according …

Judge Overturns $15M Award to Ex-LA Times Columnist

A judge has overturned a jury’s award of nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination. Superior Court Judge William …

Oregon Jury Awards Canadian Couple $9M Verdict in Bike Wreck

A jury has awarded more than $9 million in damages to a man and woman from Vancouver, British Columbia, who were struck by an 18-wheeler truck while riding their bikes along Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. …

Iowa Court Upholds Woman’s $4.9M Verdict From Icy Sidewalk Fall

The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a $4.9 million jury verdict awarded to a Texas woman after she fell outside a hotel on an icy sidewalk. The court in its ruling last week rejected arguments by Marriott International that …

Victims of Washington Amtrak Derailment to Get $16.75M

A jury has awarded three plaintiffs injured in a 2017 Amtrak derailment outside DuPont, Wash. a total of $16.75 million in damages, Luvera Law Firm said in a statement. The plaintiffs, Dale Skyllingstad, Blaine Wilmotte and Madison Wilmotte, are the …