Live: AG Bill Barr testifies before Congress

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Politics |    April 9, 2019 |    |   951 Hits

Attorney General Bill Barr is testifying to Congress for the first time since he released his summary of the Mueller Report. Barr is appearing to discuss the Department of Justice budget with the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee … Continue reading

Ex-inmate left in hot NM prison van recovers $2M

Politics |    April 7, 2019 |    |   904 Hits

A federal jury has awarded $2 million to a former state prison inmate who sued the New Mexico Department of Corrections and two prison guards, alleging he was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment after being confined in a metal … Continue reading

Jury Awards $12.25M when Hospital Mixes Up Patients Resulting In Penis Shortening

Politics |    April 7, 2019 |    |   958 Hits

A Polk County, Iowa jury awarded $12.25 million to a man who underwent a debilitating and unnecessary prostate cancer surgery, which resulted in the shortening of his penis, complete loss of the ability to have an erection, and urinary incontinence.  The Iowa Clinic and … Continue reading

Judge upholds $1M wrongful firing verdict against hospital

Politics |    April 7, 2019 |    |   288 Hits

Virginia Hoover wept in a courtroom as a judge announced rulings that mean the $1.03 million jury verdict in a lawsuit against the Camarillo hospital that fired her after a workplace injury still stands. Hoover, 61, sued St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital … Continue reading

Disabled veteran wins $250,000 settlement after Park Ranger arrested him over handicapped spot

Politics |    April 5, 2019 |    |   263 Hits

Dominic Esquibel said rangers kicked his severely wounded leg so much, he now needs to amputate his foot. Read the source article at Washington Post

Jury awards $22M to iron worker who fell from Bridge

Politics |    April 5, 2019 |    |   223 Hits

An iron worker who was horribly injured when he fell 13 feet while working on the Henry Hudson Bridge was awarded $22 million by a Bronx jury after a 10-year battle with the MTA, The Post has learned. Dad of … Continue reading

13 recent lawsuits involving pharma companies, PBMs, distributors

Politics |    April 5, 2019 |    |   211 Hits

Below are 13 legal actions involving the drug supply chain, including pharmaceutical companies, PBMs and distributors, reported by Becker’s Hospital Review in the last month. 1. Biotech accuses Dr. Soon-Shiong of orchestrating a ‘catch and kill’ scheme to protect cancer … Continue reading

Big Settlements Drove Value of Securities Class Actions Over $5B

Politics |    April 3, 2019 |    |   190 Hits

The total settlement value of securities class actions rose sharply to $5 billion in 2018, driven by five settlements of at least $100 million, according to a report by Cornerstone Research. The report, Securities Class Action Settlements—2018 Review and Analysis, … Continue reading

$16M Punitive Verdict Against RJR in Cancer Trial

Politics |    April 3, 2019 |    |   265 Hits

R.J. Reynolds was hit with a $16 million punitive verdict Thursday for its role in the lung cancer death of a 53-year-old Florida woman who began smoking when she was a teenager. Jurors in the state’s Ninth Judicial Circuit found … Continue reading

Bard Hernia Mesh MDL Moving Quickly

Politics |    April 3, 2019 |    |   1,739 Hits

We have already written about the thousands of Bard hernia mesh cases pending in Rhode Island state court moving swiftly towards bellwether trials. Not to be outdone, the federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) cases in the United States District Court for … Continue reading