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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Wins $10M for Roll-over Crash Due to Defective Tire

A woman whose car tire came off its rim while she was driving won a $10 million jury award against the world’s fourth largest tire maker, German-based Continental Tire. Tracey Parker, of Jupiter, Fla., was driving a Chevy Cobalt in May 2009 when she lost control and the car flipped over three times and landed in the median on Interstate 95. The 39-year-old wife and mother of three boys was in a coma for a month after the accident and …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Student Who Lost Finger at Penn. School Can’t Sue District

A student in Pennsylvania who lost his finger in shop class cannot sue the school district, a panel of judges ruled. The district, as well as most other government entities, is immune from most negligence lawsuits under the state’s sovereign immunity statute. Tyler Esh was using an electric grinder on a piece of steel in 2008 when he cut off a piece of his pinkie, which later resulted in amputation, according to the court opinion. In 2010, he launched a …

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Posted 12 months ago in Insurance Law Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
City Must Pay Residents $548,000 for Flood of Sewage

The city of Milwaukee must pay 129 residents for flooding that caused sewage backup during a storm in 2008. Some homeowners described sewage as shooting up from their toilets in their basements after heavy rain started. The residents argued that the reason for the flooding that damaged their homes was that the city did not grease the hinges of eight flap doors on the city’s sewers, causing rust and malfunctioning. The flaps are supposed to close if larger regional sewers …

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Posted 12 months ago in Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
49ers Player Defends Party Shooting Lawsuit

Aldon Smith, a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, is defending a lawsuit brought by a man shot at a party at the player’s home last summer by arguing that the man should have known that’s what he’d get at Smith’s party.   One Way to End a Party Ronndale Esporlas paid his $10 cover (and $5 per drink) to get into Smith’s party at the player’s San Jose, Calif. home in June 2012, according to the complaint. Once Smith …

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Posted 12 months ago in Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Royals Sued After Mascot Hits Fan with Hot Dog

A fan who got hit in the eye by a hot dog thrown by the Kansas City Royals mascot in 2009 could get another chance to convince a jury that the Royals owe him for his injuries: the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Sept. 11 in John Coomer’s case.   Errant Pitch Coomer was sitting six rows behind the third-base dugout at a Royals baseball game in September 2009, when a foil-wrapped hot dug flung by Sluggerrr, the …

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