New Damages Trial Granted In Wal-Mart Medicine Suit

Law360, New York (April 20, 2010, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has granted a new trial on damages to an Illinois couple that accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of ignoring allergy warnings when it filled a prescription, potentially paving the way for the couple to grow its $465,000 original award.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued the ruling Monday, saying the jury was improperly instructed to award damages to the husband and wife jointly instead of determining how much should be paid for the husband's claim and how much for...
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