The third time apparently is a charm. After an award of $28 million in punitive damages in a product liability case over a fatal plane crash twice failed to pass judicial scrutiny, a Missouri appellate court sitting en banc decided that the jury had it right in the first place.
The Indiana Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling that the state’s $50,000 cap on punitive damages violated a personal injury plaintiff’s right to a jury trial.
A federal court of appeals has decided that Coca-Cola didn’t violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it required an employee to undergo a psychiatric fitness-for-duty evaluation.
A Delaware man accused of murdering his infant daughter wanted jurors to believe that he was absolutely devastated by what he claimed was a tragic accident.
Unfortunately, the “grieving” father made the mistake of posting a video on YouTube showing him yukking it up as a participant in a silly radio contest.
Last month, Ohio became the first state to give the green light to lawyers sending text messages to solicit prospective clients.
But at least one expert says it makes no sense to treat text message advertisements differently from a lawyer making a direct phone call solicitation, which is universally deemed a violation of professional rules of conduct.
When one thinks of New York State, it’s hard not to think of New York City with its millions of people crammed among towering concrete and steel boxes.
But anyone who has actually driven through the state knows the landscape is dotted with farms, thousands of them.
That’s why it seems odd that it wasn’t until yesterday that New York’s top court addressed the rather mundane issue of a cow wandering into the path of a motor vehicle.
A nurse will be receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an unexplained fall at work after the Tennessee Supreme Court turned a blind eye to the fact that she was wearing Crocs in violation of workplace rules.
A Connecticut law firm subjected itself to being sued in Arizona courts when it accepted a $50,000 fee for issuing an opinion letter supporting a tax shelter being considered by an Arizona resident.
An Iowa court last week upheld a $32.8 million verdict in favor of plaintiffs who alleged that tread separation in a Cooper Tire product was the cause of a 2007 van rollover that killed one person and injured five.
In the first ruling of its kind, a federal appeals court upheld a $142 million jury verdict against drug maker Pfizer for fraudulent marketing based on statistical evidence that its marketing campaign caused doctors to prescribe epilepsy drug Neurontin for unapproved uses.