Three Florida juries on Friday held R.J. Reynolds or Philip Morris responsible for a smoker's cigarette addiction and resulting fatal lung cancer in three separate trials, awarding $12 million, $2.5 million and $1 million, respectively, in the Engle progeny cases.
Last year, a California jury punished Monsanto to the tune of almost $300 million after finding its popular weedkillers caused a man's cancer, and six months later, all eyes are on the next legal showdown over glyphosate. Here's what attorneys will be watching as the four-week trial kicks off Monday.
A New Jersey state court judge facing ethics charges that she didn’t contact authorities quickly enough when her fugitive boyfriend showed up at her home was plagued by post traumatic stress disorder stemming from abuse in past relationships, a psychologist told a judicial discipline committee Friday.
A Manhattan federal judge sentenced Michael Siva, a former financial adviser who worked at Morgan Stanley for 21 years, to 18 months in prison for insider trading on Friday, saying incarceration will send a message to finance pros not to take "quick and easy money."
In a trial likely to turn heavily on the words "best efforts" and claims of subterfuge, insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. will square off in Delaware's Chancery Court Monday over a $54 billion merger that came unglued in 2017, with as much as $20.5 billion in damages hanging in the balance.
A court-appointed examiner has found "substantial evidence" that Samuels Jewelers Inc. helped launder money connected with a $2 billion Punjab National Bank fraud and that some of the bankrupt company's current and former officers knew about it, in spite of the business' previous denials.
A franchisee that wanted a $115 million award against Mercedes-Benz reinstated was dealt a blow Friday when the Texas Supreme Court held the written contract between them directly contradicts alleged oral agreements that were the basis of the franchisee's fraud claims.
A former employee of UnitedHealth unit Optum Inc. can continue his role with a health care startup created by Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan after a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Friday that Optum had not shown the two companies are likely to be rivals anytime soon.