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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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Dangerous Product

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

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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large trucks

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

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

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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work safety violations

Limiting Personal Injury Damages Ruled Unconstitutional

August 19, 2019

Today, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that 23 O.S § 61.2 was unconstitutional. This is after a long court battle with a man named Todd Beason. Beason was working on an oil rig in Texas when an employee from another company improperly set up a…

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Dangerous Product

$21M Awarded to Family of Smoker

August 16, 2019

Wednesday, a Massachusetts jury awarded the family of a long-time smoker $21 million. According to the suit, Frederick Laramie was a long time Marlboro smoker who died of lung cancer. The plaintiffs alleged that Malboro’s parent company, Phillip Morris, handed out free cigarettes to children…

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Capital One

Capital One Hacker May Have Hacked Other Entities

August 16, 2019

Paige Thompson, the women charged with stealing millions of clients’ information from Capital One, may have hacked other companies as well. During the prosecutors filing in federal court Wednesday, the government claims that Mrs. Thompson targeted 30 other companies and entities. Apparently, the stolen data…

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pain and suffering

What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Recklessness?

August 14, 2019

Getting hurt in a personal injury accident due to another person’s actions can turn your life upside down. You or a family member may be hurt, unable to work, and facing extra expenses through no fault of your own. You likely need to consider consulting…

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