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2014-09-10 16:26:54

First Verdict against Boston Scientific Corp. for its Plastic Mesh DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 12-person jury on Monday ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay a Texas woman $73 million after finding the company negligent in both the design and marketing of its Obtryx transvaginal mesh sling. The case, Salazar vs. Lopez, was the first to go to trial against Boston Scientific in Texas state court, and the first to render a verdict...

2014-06-10 12:26:53

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Tarrant County judge has issued a judgment of $2.9 million against a team owner in the Texas Collegiate Baseball League for taking part in an unlawful league boycott that violated antitrust laws and caused the league to fold. After a weeklong trial, jurors found that Fred "Britt" Britton of Colleyville participated in the 2007 boycott with several other team owners. The TCBL reached out-of-court settlements with the other owners...

2014-02-28 16:23:01

HOUSTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The right to a trial before an impartial jury of citizens is the fundamental principle of our judiciary system under the U.S. Constitution. When a jury verdict or the actions of a court raise questions about the law, the state appellate courts provide a forum to consider, interpret and rule on those questions. Tragically, in recent years, Texans have witnessed the denigration of juries and the erosion of the judiciary by the very body entrusted...

2014-02-24 16:22:46

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JM Eagle, the world's largest maker of plastic pipe, has filed a libel suit against the Phillips & Cohen law firm for a false and defamatory press release the firm issued boasting of a jury verdict against the pipe maker. The November 15, 2013 press release falsely stated that a federal jury found JM Eagle (formerly J-M Manufacturing) had manufactured "faulty," "substandard," "weak," and "shoddy" pipe that it sold to public utilities,...

2014-02-06 20:20:45

ABINGDON, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Late yesterday afternoon, David A. Cline, owner of Rock N Roll Coal Company in McDowell County, WV, was found not guilty of all the charges brought against him by the federal government, after a twelve day trial in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia. Mr. Cline was represented by Bailey & Glasser, whose trial team was led by Mike Hissam with the assistance of Rod Smith and Ben Bailey. Mr. Cline, along with four others, was indicted in...

2014-01-17 23:20:13

Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood Win Case to Compensate Family for Loss of Companionship for Life Cut Short Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 An Alameda County, California jury returned an $11 million verdict in a wrongful death suit (Emily Bankhead, Tammy Bankhead, and Debbie Bankhead Meiers v. ArvinMeritor, Inc., et al., Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG12632899) against Pneumo Abex LLC on January 15, 2014. Kazan Law partner David McClain represented Emily Bankhead,...

2014-01-02 08:20:23

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years of legal wrangling, the tides of justice are finally turning back in favor of the now-deceased CSX railroad switchman and his legal estate in a case against CSX railroad. The Estate of Winston Payne, a former CSX switchman who lost his life to lung cancer, obtained an 8.6 million dollar verdict from a Knoxville, Tennessee jury in November 2010. Later, the trial judge granted CSX a new trial. However, before the second...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'