Daily Archives: November 11, 2011 - 3 results

Posted 6 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Staff Editor   
Victims of Ford Van Rollover Receive $73 million from Jury

By Penny Arevalo A Sacramento, Calif. jury has ordered Ford Motor Co. pay $73 million to two people injured and the family of one person killed in a van rollover accident that rocked a Fair Oaks church. Of that amount, $50 million are in punitive damages, the rest go to compensate the victims for their medical and other accident-related costs. Sacramento Superior Court Judge David W. Abbott plans to schedule hearings to determine how the $50 million will be awarded …

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Posted 6 years ago in Jury Awards by Heather McGowan  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Here are some items straight from the courtroom that might interest you: Jury verdict sends $100 million message in sex abuse case. Andres Susana, 40, sued a retired 68-year-old Roman Catholic priest, Neil Doherty, for the physical and emotional damage he suffered as a runaway teen due to the priest’s sex abuse. The amount of the jury’s award makes it one of the largest in lawsuits against individual priests. The Archdiocese of Miami wasn’t named in this lawsuit, but has …

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Posted 6 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
Newer Studies Link Paxil, other SSRI Drugs to Birth Defects

Millions of Americans take antidepressants daily, especially the class of wonder drugs known as SSRIs. These include the well-known brands Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and Prozac. The drugs are so successful at combating depression and anxiety that by one estimate as much as 15 percent of the world’s population might be using SSRIs in the not-so-distant future. But these drugs are not completely safe, and in particular carry the risk of serious birth defects to children born of mothers treated with …

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