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$2.1M Awarded For Wrongful Death

August 29, 2019

A Houston based oilfield company is to pay $2.1 Million to end a criminal case brought against them. A division of C&J Energy Services Inc. was accused of contributing to a worker’s death by ignoring OSHA and workplace safety regulations. C&J will be paying a…

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Trucking Manufacturer to Pay $18.9M After Deadly Crash

August 28, 2019

A California jury has ordered a trucking trailer manufacturer to pay $18.9 Million in damages after one of their trailers killed a 16-year-old boy. Riley Hein, a high school junior, was on his way to band practice. Suddenly, the truck driver veered into the teen’s…

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Trucking Company To Pay $280 Million

August 27, 2019

A family traveling in Columbus were all tragically killed when a reckless truck driver crashed into the families SUV. The truck that was hauling scrap metal crossed into the lane the family was in, causing the collision. Schnitzer Southeast, the trucking company responsible, took responsibility…

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Truck Co. Stuck with $2.1 Million for Damages

August 26, 2019

Last week, a Tennesse judge awarded a woman almost $2.14 million in damages for injuries. The woman was injured after a YRC Inc truck driver rear-ended her. Sylvia Stephenson, the plaintiff was willing to settle outside of court for the damages she obtained from the…

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Philip Morris Case Remanded Back to Lower Court

August 26, 2019

Thursday, the Second Circuit Court found that a lower court applied collateral estoppel wrongly. Because of this, a man was unable to relitigate his case against Philip Morris for his wrongful death suit against them. Plaintiff Vincent Bifolck accused Malboro of negligently designing cigarettes. Bifolck…

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Amazon Wrongful Death Suit Back On The Table

August 23, 2019

Back in March of 2015, the Stiner family filed a suit against Amazon for their role in the death of Logan Stiner. According to the suit, Logan was looking for pre-workout supplements on the Amazon website. Thanks to Amazon analytic’s, it matched Logan with “Hard…

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Defective Truck Parts Can Cause Serious Accidents

August 21, 2019

When we think of the causes of truck accidents, human error and activities like speeding and distracted driving often come to mind. Many crashes, after all, are caused by fatigued motorists, or those who are looking at their phones. While these are common causes of…

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Amazon Accused of Negligence, Again

August 21, 2019

The online retail giant Amazon, is facing accusations of negligence, fraud, and misrepresentation. Great Northern Insurance Co. is suing the retailer after one of the popular hoverboards sold on their site combusted. According to the suit, Great Northern Insurance had to pay out $3.8 million…

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Juul Sued by Teen for False Advertising

August 20, 2019

Monday, the popular e-cigarette company, JUUL was hit with another lawsuit. The class action filed in Illinois federal court alleges that JUUL and its parent company, Phillip Morris, engaged in deceptive marketing aimed at youth to downplay the risks of nicotine addiction. If true, this…

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