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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Hospital Must Pay $2.7 Million for Serial Sex-Abuser Doctor

A court had upheld a $2.75 million jury verdict against a hospital for a doctor accused of sexually abusing and taking obscene photographs of 500 or more children. Dr. George Reardon, former chief endocrinologist at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., claimed he was studying the growth rates of children to gain access to the children. Among the 150 lawsuits by children who claimed they were abused by Reardon, who died in 1998, only one went to …

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Red Sox Fan Stabbed by Yankees Fan Wins $4.3 Million

A Red Sox fan who was stabbed through the neck by a Yankees fan won a $4.3 million jury award against the restaurant where it happened. Monte Freire, 45, suffered brain injury and a stroke in the incident. Freire and his friends were at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot restaurant in Branford, Conn., when another customer, John Mayor, told Freire and his friends that based on their accents they sounded like Red Sox fans and that they were in Yankees territory …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Surviving Spouses of Smokers Win Millions Against Big Tobacco

The widow of a lifelong smoker who died of lung cancer won a $2.5 million award against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Beatrice Skolnick’s husband, Leo, began smoking Camel, Marlboro and Pall Mall brand cigarettes in his youth. He died of lung cancer in 1993 at the age of 75. “Mr. Skolnick smoked, and smoking caused his cancer,” said Scott Schlesinger, one of the attorneys for Mrs. Skolnick. “But he trusted the word of tobacco companies who told …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Bar Customer Beaten by Bouncer Wins $58 Million

A customer at a bar who was beaten nearly to death by a security guard after he exchanged words with the bartender has won a $58 million award from a jury in a conservative California jurisdiction. Antonia Lopez Chaj was drinking with his brother and two nephews at La Barra Latina 2 in Los Angeles on April 19, 2010. One of the men ordered another drink, but the bartender refused service, prompting Chaj’s nephew, Eric, to call the bartender an …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Teen Sexually Assaulted by Pastor Wins $3.6M Against Church

A woman was was sexually assaulted by a pastor when she was 15 has won a $3.6 million jury verdict. The woman, who is now 21, was sexually assaulted in 2008 during counseling sessions with Brian L. Williams while he was a pastor at Sunbury Grace Brethren Church in Ohio. Williams pleaded guilty to two felony sexual battery charges and is serving an eight-year prison term. The woman and her father sued the Grace Brethren Church of Delaware, Ohio because …

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