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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
$9.9M to Costco Shopper for Out-of-Control Shopping Cart

A Costco customer whose shopping cart got away from the escalator and fell on her won a $9.9 million jury award. Rose Nudelman, 52, was shopping with her husband in 2009 at the Brooklyn Costco outlet when she put the loaded cart onto the up escalator which was equipped with a mechanism to lock the cart in place so customers don’t have to hold their carts on the way up. Suddenly, the cart came loose and barreled toward her, according …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Teacher Fired Over Boyfriend’s Sex Crimes Awarded $3.5M

A New Jersey teacher won a $3.5 million jury award for being wrongly fired because her boyfriend was convicted of sex crimes. Lyndsey Wilcox taught physical education and coached field hockey for the Newark Valley Central School district in 2008. Her boyfriend was Todd Broxmeyer, a private field hockey coach for teenage girls in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2009, he was convicted of sex abuse involving the girls he coached. Around the same time, Wilcox was fired …

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Dying Worker Wins $38 Million for Asbestos Exposure

A South Carolina worker who has less than a year to live after being diagnosed with mesothelioma won a $38 million jury award against the makers of equipment containing asbestos. Lloyd Strom Garvin, 74, was exposed to asbestos in equipment like pumps and valves that he used during years of work on his family farm and in a factory. He originally sued 13 manufacturers, but most settled or dropped out before trial. Three defendants that make asbestos-containing equipment — Durco, …

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JPMorgan Chase Pays $18.3M for Misleading Mortgage Info

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the lender of misleading homeowners about interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages. The lawsuit, filed in 2007, alleged that JPMorgan Chase and lending units of Bear Stearns misled consumers by failing to tell them that their loan’s principal would increase if they made the minimum monthly payment. The class action was filed in 2007, and J.P. Morgan acquired the loans when it took over EMC …

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Posted 12 months ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
$5.5M for Torn Vein Grafts Causing Heart Patient’s Death

A Maryland jury awarded $5.5 million to the family of a woman who died after open heart surgery when wires were removed from her chest. Velda Faye Richardson underwent cardiac bypass surgery on Feb. 1, 2011. Pacing wires were put on her chest just before surgery. The wires are typically put in place in case doctors need to regulate the patient’s heart rate during recovery, and are removed either by clipping them or pulling them off. Richardson’s recovery went smoothly …

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