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Florida High Court Removes Judge Over Misconduct in Progressive Injury Cases

A Broward County judge will be removed from the bench for misconduct committed eight years before she was elected to the post. The Florida Supreme Court ruled June 18 that Judge Laura Watson isn’t fit to serve as a judge …

Tennessee Judge: Cap on Personal Injury Damages is Unconstitutional

A Chattanooga, Tenn., judge has ruled that a state law that caps the amount of money someone can win in a personal injury lawsuit for noneconomic damages is unconstitutional. The Times Free Press reported that on Monday, Hamilton County Circuit …

Kansas House Rejects Change in Personal Injury Evidence Rules

A business-backed proposal to change court evidence rules failed on March 21 in the Kansas House before members gave first-round approval to a bill increasing the damages allowed in personal injury lawsuits. The measure advanced by the House on a …

Court: Iowa Farmers Who Host Tours Can Be Liable

Farmers who host educational tours for the public are not shielded from personal injury lawsuits under a law meant to promote recreation on private lands, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled. The owners of a dairy farm in northeast Iowa can …

Lawyers Pursuing Concussion Lawsuits Take Page from Big Tobacco Playbook

Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time. And to hear some lawyers tell it, the National Football League is the equivalent of Big …

Settlements in Louisville Zoo Train Derailment Top $500K

Louisville Metro Government has paid more than $525,000 to settle 23 claims stemming from a train derailment at the Louisville Zoo in 2009. The city has spent another $176,000 in legal fees in defending the lawsuits. The accident sent 22 …

DuPont Moves to Block ‘Double-Dipping’ by West Virginia Plaintiffs

DuPont wants a judge to deny plaintiffs in a West Virginia personal injury case the right to enroll in a related, court-administered medical monitoring program, arguing there’s no point in testing for early detection of illnesses if they’re already sick. …