Daily Archives: June 14, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Texas Gunman Guilty of Murder in Stand Your Ground Trial

A Texas man is facing life in prison after being found guilty of murder for shooting his neighbor in 2010, in a case that is being compared to the Travyon Martin slaying in Florida earlier this year. Man shot neighbor after complaining about noise at a party Claimed self defense under Texas’ Castle Doctrine law Similarities in Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws   Deadly Birthday Party Raul Rodriguez, a 47-year-old retired firefighter who lived in a Houston suburb, …

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Posted 5 years ago in Products Liability by Richard Dahl  
Big Tobacco Takes a $75 Million Hit

Anti-tobacco forces and the plaintiffs’ bar are hailing a recent $75-million Florida jury verdict for the survivor of a man who died of lung cancer 20 years ago as a landmark in the fight to bring tobacco companies to justice. Although plaintiffs have been mostly successful in cases that have gone to trial since the Florida Supreme Court paved the way with an important ruling in 2006, none can match the scope of the victory achieved by plaintiff Marvine Calloway …

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Posted 5 years ago in Personal Injury by Josh Crank  
Exposing Workers to Radiation Costs ExxonMobil $1.2 Million

Oil titan ExxonMobil must pay nearly $1.2 million to a group of 16 former contract workers who were exposed to radiation, following a recently affirmed judgment from the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. The 16 workers were employees of Intracoastal Tubular Services, or ITCO, located in Harvey, Louisiana. As a contractor for ExxonMobil, ITCO and its employees were responsible for cleaning pipes used in underwater oil exploration equipment. The scale buildup inside those pipes contained radium, a highly radioactive …

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