Daily Archives: June 11, 2012 - 3 results

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

Workers burned in explosion win $179 million verdictThree men burned in an explosion in a grain elevator were awarded a combined verdict of $179 million by a federal jury in a judgment against food giant ConAgra, the owner of the silo. John Jentz, Robert Schmidt and Justin Becker worked for two companies hired to clean up a grain silo located in southern Illinois when it burst into flames. According to their lawsuit, ConAgra had not properly cleaned the elevator in …

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New York May Further Decriminalize Marijuana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging his state’s lawmakers to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana that are held in public view. And while the passage of such a law would be a significant development, it wouldn’t be the first marijuana decriminalization law in the Empire State. The New York legislature initially decriminalized possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana in 1977, reducing the punishment for first-time offenders to a simple $100 fine. But that law distinguishes between pot …

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Posted 5 years ago in Divorce Your Family & The Law by Ada Kulesza  
John Cena Wrestles Over Prenup in Divorce

The effectiveness of a prenuptial agreement that wrestler John Cena signed 16 days before he got married will determine how much his soon-to-be ex-wife will get in their divorce. WWE star Cena and his wife are splitting over “irreconcilable differences” in Florida. “In this case, it appears the preliminary issues will be the interpretation of the prenuptial agreement, the application to the parties’ property, assets and income, whether the agreement itself is enforceable or not, which we always consider, and …

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