Daily Archives: January 27, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Motorcyclist Wins $7.6 million for Penis Injuries in Crash A motorcyclist who crashed into a shuttle van and suffered groin injuries, including a loss of more than 1 inch in penis size, won $7.5 million after a two-week jury trial in California. 27 year-old Matthew Wall, an active-duty Navy non-commissioned officer, was cruising on his Harley Davidson on his way to work at his naval base in San Diego when a courtesy shuttle van operated by an auto dealership made …

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Posted 5 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Federal Government No Help with Unpaid Child Support

This article is part of an ongoing Lawyers.com series looking at the child support crisis in America. Other articles in this series include: Putting a Face on Unpaid Child Support: Kendra’s Story Deadbeat Parents Don’t Pay Because There’s No Enforcement Putting a Face on Unpaid Child Support: Gabrielle’s Story   With only 41.2 percent of custodial parents receiving the full child support they’re owed, and budget strapped states limited in what they can do to collect the rest, can the …

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Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Keith Ecker  
Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down “Tort Reform” Law

The Arkansas Supreme Court put the state’s legislature in its place with its decision in a recent medical malpractice case. On Jan 19, the state’s highest court struck down provisions of the controversial 2003 Civil Justice Reform Act, a law that the legislature passed to place limitations on civil claims. The decision comes on the heels of a December 2011 court ruling that struck down the legislature’s instatement of damages caps on lawsuits. The recent case, Broussard v. St. Edward …

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