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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 10 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Philadelphia Building Collapse

A wrongful death suit has been filed over a four-story building collapse in Philadelphia earlier this summer that left six dead and 13 injured, claiming it “was caused by the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, intentional misrepresentations, and conscience-shocking behavior.” The family of Mary Lea Simpson filed the suit against a number of parties after a defunct porn theater that was being demolished in the city’s downtown tumbled and crushed the Salvation Army thrift store next door, killing Simpson, who was 24. …

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Posted 10 months ago in Class Actions Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
NCAA Now Facing Concussion-Related Class Action Suit

A class action federal lawsuit has been filed against the NCAA by former football players alleging that the collegiate athletic organization did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. The class could cover every former college football player who didn’t go on to play professionally. “Plaintiffs and the members of the Class have no adequate remedy at law in that monetary damages alone cannot compensate them for the increased risks of long-term physical and economic losses associated …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
AEG Execs Dropped from Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

The judge in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial dismissed top AEG Live executives as individual defendants, but declined a motion from the defense to toss out the entire lawsuit. Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware, co-CEOs of the concert promotion company, will not be held liable for Jackson’s 2009 death. The fate of the lawsuit against the company itself will be in the hands of a jury in upcoming weeks, Judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled yesterday. AEG is being sued by …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson Put ‘To Sleep Like a Dog,’ Says Doctor

One of Michael Jackson’s physicians testified that he felt like the pop star’s best friend during the years that he treated him, but that Jackson never abused the relationship to get extra painkillers. Dr. Barney Van Valin said he never gave Jackson propofol, an anesthetic that eventually killed him, but criticized Dr. Conrad Murray as “this other guy, who just started the drip and left the room and basically put him to sleep like a dog.” Van Valin said in …

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