A medical malpractice defendant could introduce evidence to show that the plaintiff’s post-treatment conduct was the sole proximate cause of her injuries, the Connecticut Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a defense verdict.
Calling it both the worst case he has seen as a trial lawyer and one of the easiest cases he has tried, Shanin Specter won a $109 million jury verdict for the family of a woman killed when a power line fell and electrocuted her.
The family of a 24-year-old woman killed in a traffic accident in Baltimore in 2010 was awarded $760,000 by a city jury.
A plaintiff’s underlying negligence can be considered in determining damages in a product liability case challenging the “crashworthiness” of a sports utility vehicle, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from a U.S. District Court.
Accounting firms sued for malpractice were not entitled to a jury instruction on contributory negligence, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a defense verdict.
Defendants in a jail suicide case could not avoid liability by asserting contributory negligence and assumption of the risk, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled in granting a new trial.
A rebuttable presumption exists that children between the ages of seven and 14 are incapable of contributory negligence in a personal injury case, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a wrongful death verdict.