Daily Archives: November 28, 2011 - 3 results

Posted 6 years ago in Jury Awards by Heather McGowan  
Editor’s Choice: Top Five Legal News Stories of the Day

    $3 million wrongful death settlement is a somber reminder to slow down.This Riverside, California case arose out of an everyday traffic move gone wrong: Speeding on a highway exit ramp. The defendant was going about 50 mph on an exit ramp, lost control of her car during a turn, hit the center median, and finally crashed into the plaintiffs’ car, killing the driver and injuring his wife, the front seat passenger.   State highway patrol gave the main …

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Posted 6 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
Record Verdict Affirmed for Woman Crushed by Exercise Machine

A New York state appeals court last week affirmed what’s thought to be the largest personal injury award ever granted in western New York. It entered a $45 million verdict in a personal injury case against the exercise equipment maker, Cybex. Even so, this reflects a $21 million reduction in the total damages the jury gave the victim at trial. Trimmed by $21 million on appeal, still believed a record in upstate New York Physical therapist left a quadriplegic by …

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Posted 6 years ago in Labor and Employment by Arthur Buono  
Job Discrimination Complaints Hit Record High

Reported by Aaron Kase for Lawyers.com. Claims of job discrimination have risen over 20 percent since 2007 to a record 99,922 last year, an increase observers attribute to the continually lagging economy. Compensation collected by discrimination victims through settlements and lawsuits has risen as well, to $404 million, a 17 percent increase since 2007. "I think has to do with the economy," says attorney Steve Simas of Sacramento law firm Simas and Associates. "Employees are more motivated to bring complaints …

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