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2014-09-12 23:01:12

Cigarette maker’s petition denied on September 9, 2014, further strengthening Engle-Progeny fight against Big Tobacco. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 On September 9, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court denied a petition made by Lorillard Tobacco Company for discretionary review of the Third District Court of Appeal’s decision in Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Alexander, No. 3D12-1593 (Fla. 3d DCA Sept. 4, 2013). The lawsuit was brought by Dorothy Alexander, individually...

2014-09-08 23:02:32

Drug makers Takeda and Eli Lilly lost a bid to have the Actos trial thrown out. The Jury has been deemed to have appropriately considered the case and the settlement amounts have been deemed sound. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm that has long been dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have been injured by medications reports that Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. indicated that a United States district court mandated the drug...

2014-08-04 23:05:10

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. moving for new trial Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs and medical devices, reports that the plaintiffs who recently won a $9 billion punitive damages award in the first federal bellwether trial involving Takeda Pharmaceutical’s diabetes medication, Actos, say the verdict should be upheld. According to the...

2014-06-04 23:03:29

The Firm is representing numerous clients in Risperdal lawsuits, all of whom allegedly developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) due to their use of the atypical antipsychotic medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Plaintiffs in Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/) who allegedly developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) due to their use of the atypical antipsychotic have asked a Pennsylvania state court judge to reinstate their punitive damage...

2014-05-13 16:20:44

DAVIS, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than five years of litigation, a California federal jury has awarded Sierra Railroad Company ("Sierra") $39.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a service contract dispute with Patriot Rail Corporation ("Patriot"). A California jury found that Patriot breached its non-disclosure agreement with Sierra, committed fraud, willfully and maliciously engaged in the theft of Sierra's trade secrets, and interfered with...

2014-04-29 12:30:55

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years of litigation for breach of contract and fraud against large music publishing companies, Ervin Cohen & Jessup's David Tarlow has obtained compensatory damages in the amount of $1,981,671.07 and punitive damages totaling $1M for his client, Sound Oasis Productions LLC. ECJ Attorney David N. Tarlow served as lead trial counsel for the plaintiff, Sound Oasis Productions, LLC, against the defendants, EMI Music Publishing...

2014-04-09 23:01:11

Attorney Russell J. Sweeting of Maya Murphy, P.C. Gets Justice For Sexually Harassed Waitress of Orem’s Diner of Wilton, CT Westport, CT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 A jury in the United States District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut today awarded $84,501 in damages in a sexual harassment and discrimination suit brought against local eatery Orem’s Diner of Wilton by a former employee. In her 2011 complaint, plaintiff Iryna Dymskaya alleged that while she was employed as a waitress at...

2014-04-08 23:02:42

The Firm is filing Actos lawsuits on behalf of individuals who took Actos for an extended period of time and allegedly developed bladder cancer due to their use of the Type 2 diabetes medication. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The first federal trial of an Actos bladder cancer lawsuit (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/actos/Actos-Lawsuit.html) has ended in a significant victory for the Plaintiff, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the jury hearing the...

2013-10-17 23:25:29

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that punitive damages are allowed in unseaworthiness claims under general maritime law, Jones Act attorney Matthew Shaffer says. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 A recent ruling by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for seaman to recover punitive damages in unseaworthiness claims, according to Jones Act attorney Matthew Shaffer. In the facts of the case, McBride v. Estis Well Serv., L.L.C., No. 12 – 30714, a...

2013-09-04 23:01:09

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal has upheld a $33 million judgment against Lorillard Tobacco Co., finding on appeal that its arguments are without merit, reports Parker Waichman LLP and its co-counsel, which obtained the original verdict on behalf of a Miami woman whose husband had died from smoking-related lung cancer. Bonita Springs, Florida (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, and its co-counsel...


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