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Posted 10 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Wins $725,000 for Slip-and-Fall on Public Sidewalk

A woman who slipped on a sidewalk riddled with pebbles won a $725,000 jury verdict against the owner of the building in front of that section of the sidewalk. Tammy Schoening, 52, was walking back to work after lunch with friends in downtown Eugene, Ore., when she turned around to respond to one of her friends. At that moment, she stepped on loose gravel and fell with her feet straight up in the air. She broke her wrist in the …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Smoker with COPD Wins $12.5M Against Tobacco Companies

A former chronic smoker who developed the lung condition COPD was awarded $12.5 million by a Florida jury in his lawsuit against Philip Morris and Liggett Group. John Rizzuto, 66, began smoking when he was 13 years old. He smoked for forty years, until he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD, which can include emphysema and chronic bronchitis, blocks air flow and makes it difficult to breathe. COPD can, but does not necessarily, lead to more …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Real Estate by Sylvia Hsieh  
Jury Rejects Homeowners’ $10M Lawsuit Over ‘Moldy Mansion’

A couple who bought a moldy mansion and sued the builder and sellers for $10 million for construction defects say they are disappointed by a jury’s verdict awarding only $79,000 in damages. Leo and Kathryn Vecellio purchased the 25,0000 square foot Palm Beach mansion plus a guesthouse for $40 million in 2008. After they moved in, they discovered water intrusion and other problems. The Vecellios claimed they were forced to spend more than $11 million to get rid of the …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Appeals Court Guts $10M Award for Football Player’s Death

An appeals court virtually erased a $10 million jury award to the family of a college football player who died during practice in 2008. Ereck Plancher, a receiver for the University of Central Florida football team, was doing conditioning drills during an offseason workout when he collapsed and died. His family sued the UCF Athletics Association, an organization that operates the football program, for wrongful death. They argued that the athletics association didn’t follow its own procedures in treating their …

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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Impaled by Tree Branch Wins $12M Against City

A woman who was impaled in her car by a falling tree branch and lost her leg as a result won a $12 million jury verdict. Shanta Greene, an assistant manager at Wendy’s in Savannah, Ga., had just gotten off her job on July 2, 2010, when her cousin and his son picked her up in his pickup truck. Greene was sitting in the passenger seat when a large limb of an evergreen oak tree plummeted into the car, impaling …

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