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  October 18, 2017

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$72M Verdict Against J&J in Talc Products Suit is Reversed
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Johnson & Johnson has been handed the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of a woman who filed suit against the company alleging that its talc products caused her ovarian cancer. According to the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District, the case should not have filed in St. Louis. The decision was based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limited where injury lawsuits could be filed.
Staff Report, Fortune 10/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Attorney in Takata Lawsuit Warns Drivers of Recalled Airbags
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An attorney who filed suit in February on behalf of a woman who was severely injured by a Takata airbag is informing drivers to check their vehicles for recalled airbags. The woman was injured while driving her 2002 Honda Civic when a collision with a pick-up truck caused her airbag to deploy. According to the lawsuit, the collision caused the airbag to explode, which shattered the plaintiff's jaw. The injuries were so severe that the woman had to be placed on a respirator and feeding tube, stated the lawsuit.
Jane Mundy, Lawyers and Settlements 10/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Lawsuit: Shopping Center Driveway to Blame for Teen Cyclist's Death
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Florida by the family of a 16-year-old girl who suffered fatal injuries while riding her bike near a shopping center. The lawsuit filed Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court alleges that the design of the shopping center driveway is to blame for the girl's death. As stated in the complaint, the teenager was riding her bike home from her first night of classes at Royal Palm Beach High School in 2016 when she was struck by a driver who could not see her. The girl died six days later at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Her family is seeking an unspecified amount in damages from the owner of the shopping center and a civil engineering firm that designed the expansion.
Jane Musgrave, Palm Beach Post 10/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Father of Las Vegas Shooting Victim Sues Hotel
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The father of a woman who was killed in the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas has filed suit against MGM Resorts, Hollywood-based promoter Live Nation Group, and the estate of the shooter. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges negligence, battery, wrongful death, and other causes of action. According to the lawsuit, the woman warned her friends when she heard gunshots, but was shot in the head as "gunfire continued to rain down during this time." The 28-year-old woman was one of 58 victims of the violent attack.
Toni McAllister, MyNewsLA.com 10/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Remington Moves for Lawsuit Dismissal, Blames Father for Child's Death
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Remington has filed a motion for the dismissal of an accidental shooting lawsuit, stating that the blame for the incident which killed a young girl rested with the father. The child was fatally shot when a gun in the truck her father was driving misfired and struck her in the jaw. Her family filed a $5 million lawsuit against Remington, which had posted a voluntary recall of the gun on its website. As stated in the recall, "Remington has determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge."
John Agar, MLive 10/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Florida Family Blames Train Company for Elderly Man's Death
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A Florida family has filed suit against Florida East Coast Railway over the death of an elderly man who was fatally struck by a train. According to the lawsuit, the 73-year-old man was hit by a northbound train as he was walking east along a “marked pathway” in West Palm Beach. His family alleges that the train company is responsible for his death because it did not take steps to ensure that pedestrians were safe along the railroad. The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages for the man's widow and his six children.
Jane Musgrave, Palm Beach Post 10/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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