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Jury Awards Woman $492K Wrongful Termination Verdict, Beating Kaiser’s $15K Settlement Offer

Mar 20, 2017

A California state court jury has awarded $492,000 to a former medical assistant who accused Kaiser Permanente of illegally firing her to avoid costly medical treatment for her disabled son.

Home Depot Settles Potentially $50M Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit After Opening Statements

Mar 17, 2017

The attorney for a man hit by falling metal boxes in a Home Depot asked a California state court jury on Thursday to award his client up to $50 million in damages.


Video Vault: Bob Cheeley Delivers Powerful Closing at Trial Involving Survivor of Crash That Killed Five Nursing Students

Mar 17, 2017

Attorneys drew battle lines at trial over the brain trauma a nursing student suffered in a fiery tractor trailer crash. While a settlement during deliberations ultimately carried the case, Bob Cheeley's stirring closing rebuttal helped sway jurors to deli


Trial Set to Start Against Hospital Accused of Responsibility for Patient's Catastrophic Brain Bleed Complications

Mar 13, 2017

Jury selection begins this week at trial against a South Florida hospital accused of negligence in treating a brain hemorrhage that left a patient in a vegetative state.


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Trial Set to Start Against Hospital Accused of Responsibility for Patient's Catastrophic Brain Bleed Complications

Mar 13, 2017

Jury selection begins this week at trial against a South Florida hospital accused of negligence in treating a brain hemorrhage that left a patient in a vegetative state.


BREAKING: Greenberg Traurig Settles Biotech Firm's Malpractice Suit After $700M+ Claim Slashed by Judge

Mar 2, 2017

A Florida biotech company settled its malpractice claim against legal giant Greenberg Traurig, one day after the trial’s judge issued directed verdicts limiting the law firm’s defenses but slashing the company’s original $700 million-plus damage claim.


Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Tobacco Case That Produced $23.6B Verdict

Mar 1, 2017

A Florida state appellate court ordered a new trial last week in the tobacco cancer case that yielded a record-setting $23.6 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds.


WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

Feb 24, 2017

A Florida state court jury handed down a $6 million verdict against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century.

Georgia News

Video Vault: Bob Cheeley Delivers Powerful Closing at Trial Involving Survivor of Crash That Killed Five Nursing Students

Mar 17, 2017

Attorneys drew battle lines at trial over the brain trauma a nursing student suffered in a fiery tractor trailer crash. While a settlement during deliberations ultimately carried the case, Bob Cheeley's stirring closing rebuttal helped sway jurors to deli


William Stone Details Keys to Blockbuster $45.8M Med Mal Verdict

Mar 6, 2017

The foundation for last month’s $45.8 million verdict against an Atlanta-area obstetrics practice was built with an eye-grabbing opening and a lineup of experts that painted a vivid picture on the broader meaning behind a doctor’s standard of care, a law


BREAKING: $45.8M Med Mal Verdict Delivered at Trial Over Georgia Mother's Profound, Post-Childbirth Brain Damage

Feb 21, 2017

Jurors Tuesday found two Atlanta-area physicians negligent and awarded nearly $46 million for the profound brain damage a woman suffered days after the birth of her child.


Mother's Catastrophic Brain Damage Post-Childbirth Caused by Medical Mistreatment, Expert Says as $10M+ Trial Continues

Feb 15, 2017

An obstetrician who has previously appeared as a medical malpractice defense expert told jurors last week she decided to testify on behalf of a plaintiff for the first time ever because she was “horrified” at the circumstances surrounding the catastrophic

Tobacco News

Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Tobacco Case That Produced $23.6B Verdict

Mar 1, 2017

A Florida state appellate court ordered a new trial last week in the tobacco cancer case that yielded a record-setting $23.6 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds.


WWII Hero's Family Awarded $6M in Trial Against RJR Over Heart and Lung Disease

Feb 24, 2017

A Florida state court jury handed down a $6 million verdict against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds for the role it played in the illness a decorated World War II veteran developed after smoking cigarettes for more than a half century.


UPDATED: $5.8M Verdict Slaps Tobacco Cos. for Woman's Lung Cancer Death

Feb 16, 2017

Jurors awarded $5.4 million in compensatory damages to the family of a 2-pack-a-day smoker who died of lung cancer, and found punitive damages potentially warranted after concluding the nation's largest tobacco companies concealed the dangers of the cigar


Mistrial In Cuban Immigrant's Cancer Claim Against Philip Morris, After Prospective Juror Shares News of $20M Award in Similar Case

Feb 15, 2017

A $5+ million claim against Philip Morris for a former smoker’s lung cancer ended in mistrial Monday, just days after openings, because a prospective juror shared information during voir dire about a prior $20 million award in a similar case.

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