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Tag Archives: Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2010

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1. Small firm wins $505.1 million verdict Chanin v. Teva Pharmaceuticals Product liability April 5, 2010, Nevada Arguing that oversized vials of a drug were “weapons of mass infection” that led to an outbreak of Hepatitis C at outpatient surgical ...

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Lorillard liable under state consumer protection statute

A Massachusetts judge has found that the manufacturer of Newport cigarettes violated the state’s consumer protection law by breaching the implied warranty of merchantability and by breaching the voluntary duty it undertook to accurately report to the public its research and knowledge concerning the health risks of smoking cigarettes.

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Law firm must pay $12M in attorney fees in malpractice case

A judge has awarded $12.5 million in attorney fees and expenses against Baker & McKenzie in a legal malpractice case that ended in a $103 million verdict for the plaintiff last October.

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Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2010

The size of the Top Ten Jury Verdicts increased again in 2010. The average increased less than the prior year, however, rising from nearly $145 million to just under $157 million. (The average for 2009 increased nearly $33 million from ...

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Small firm wins $505.1 million verdict

Arguing that oversized vials of a drug were "weapons of mass infection" that led to an outbreak of Hepatitis C at outpatient surgical centers, Las Vegas plaintiffs' attorney Robert Eglet convinced a jury that the manufacturer and its distributor should be punished with $500 million in punitive damages.

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Worker’s wife awarded $208.8 million for asbestos-laced laundry

Like many women of her generation, 68-year-old Rhoda Evans took care of the home, did the cooking and cleaning, and tended to the family laundry, including washing her husband's work clothes during his twenty years at a pipe-cutting job. Years later, she learned those clothes - the ones she insisted he remove and shake out every night upon entering their home - contained microscopic asbestos fibers that will kill her.

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Law firm slammed with $103 million verdict for working against client

In October, a Mississippi jury hit the world’s largest law firm with a $103 million verdict in a suit alleging legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy and interfering with business relationships.

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