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Yamaha Must Pay $3.3M for Selling Dangerous Rhino

Rhino-maker Yamaha Motor Corporation must pay $3.3 million for an unsafe 660 UTV vehicle that overturned and crushed its driver. Jackie McMahon, of Pensacola, Fla., was driving the four-wheeler on a family farm in Alabama when she tried to make a right turn and the vehicle overturned on top of her, causing serious injuries to her limbs. She first filed suit in 2010, arguing unsuccessfully that the product was defectively designed. After losing the case she filed an appeal, and …

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$3.7 Million Verdict for Mom’s Haunting Nursing Home Death

A jury has ordered a nursing home to pay $3.7 million to the daughter of an elderly woman who died during a five-day stint at a nursing home. Janet Smith was a patient at Belmont Lodge Health Care Center in Pueblo, Colo. in May 2011. She planned to stay for only five days while she recovered after breaking her ankle. Smith knew the place well; she had worked there 30 years ago. But according to Smith’s daughter, Margaret, the nursing …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
$32.8M Award Upheld for Bad Tire That Caused Fatal Rollover

A $32.8 million verdict has been upheld against Cooper Tire for making and selling a defective tire that caused the driver of a van full of refugees to lose control near Bondurant, Iowa, and overturn several times, killing one woman and paralyzing another. Alfred Lang was driving a van carrying six passengers. The seven were refugees from Sudan who were sponsored by church organizations to immigrate here and were carpooling to work at a meatpacking plant in nearby Marshalltown. The left …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
$240M to Disabled Workers Abused in Company’s ‘House Of Horrors’

A turkey processing company has been ordered by a jury to pay a whopping $240 million for paying mentally disabled workers 41 cents per hour and housing them in a rodent-infested “house of horrors.” The award will be divided evenly among 32 mentally disabled workers who worked for Henry’s Turkey Service in Atalissa, Iowa. The lawsuit alleged the company violated federal law protecting workers with disabilities and that the men were abused, harshly disciplined, including being kicked in the groin, …

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$6M Award Upheld for ‘Rampant’ Sex Abuse of Deaf and Blind Children

A federal court has upheld a $5.75 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging rampant student-on-student sex abuse at the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind. The lawsuit claimed that a group of older students who called themselves “the ringleaders” bullied, terrorized, assaulted, robbed, gang raped and sodomized younger, smaller students at the school. The parents of the victims blamed the school administration, the state of Hawaii, and school counselors for not providing a safe school environment and for trying …

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