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Jury hits HMO with $524M verdict for keeping negligent doctor in its network

A week after ordering two subsidiaries of one of the largest HMOs in the country to pay  $24 million to two patients who contracted hepatitis C from a Las Vegas colonoscopy center, the jury added half a billion dollars in ...

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Trials of the century and juror bias

In a recent book, Lise Pearlman, a former managing partner at Stark, Stewart, Wells & Robinson in Oakland, Calif. and retired presiding judge of the State Bar Court, looks at the 1968 capital murder trial of Black Panther Huey Newton ...

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