A doctor needed to show actual damages in order to hold a colleague liable for writing a letter accusing him of being a liar, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in overturning a $175,000 jury verdict.
A bus driver’s negligence in colliding with an automobile on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway two years ago will not cost a transit authority any money, as a federal court jury concluded that the plaintiff’s alleged injuries were not proximately caused by the morning rush-hour collision.
A nursing home administrator was awarded $253,340 in lost wages and damages after a U.S. District Court found she was fired in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.
A Bellmore, N.Y. resident has been awarded $5 million following a federal jury verdict that ruled his business was damaged from a wrongful Nassau County police arrest in 2007.
A plaintiff could not recover nonpecuniary damages when he sued his former criminal defense lawyer for malpractice, New York’s highest court has ruled in reinstating a dismissal.
A personal injury attorney did not invade the province of the jury by enumerating each item of damages during closing argument, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
Growing up as the son of a cattle trader, some of Rafe Foreman’s fondest childhood memories were of going to cattle auctions with Dad – the welcoming crowds, the excitement of the event and the anticipation of some good Texas barbeque.
When Carl Bettinger stepped up to the jury box in the summer of 2007 to make closing arguments in a nursing home abuse case, he reminded the jury that his client was not just an old and sick woman, as the defense claimed. She had been a child, had played in a sandbox, had been a mother and grandmother, had loved and lived.
The young daughter of a 23-year-old Palm Coast, Fla. man killed while riding his motorcycle has been awarded a $1 million verdict for damages.
The city of Seattle, Wash. has agreed to pay $973,858 to compensate a family whose home was severely damaged during the manhunt for Maurice Clemmons, according to a document released by the city’s Risk Management Division.