Trials

  • September 13, 2016

    Amtrak Workers Tell Jury Demotion Hurt Their Job Prospects

    Two unionized train maintenance workers told a Manhattan civil jury on Tuesday that Amtrak's 2013 move to disqualify them as lead safety inspectors caused them distress and hurt their prospects for advancement, but counsel for the railroad pointed out inconsistencies in their accounts in the civil punitive damages trial.

  • September 13, 2016

    Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Win Overturned

    The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled Tuesday that a new trial must be held for a woman who said Boston Scientific's surgical mesh was defective, because a judge kept critical evidence about what the company knew about the product's dangers out of the trial.

  • September 13, 2016

    Wal-Mart Can't Shake Damages Report In Driver Wage Action

    A California federal judge ruled Monday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can't throw out the report of an expert witness who calculated the individualized damages of a certified class of truck drivers who claim the retail giant didn’t pay them California's minimum wage during breaks and other work-related tasks.

  • September 13, 2016

    Faulty Charge Voids $4.8M Asbestos Award, Pa. Justices Told

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was urged Tuesday to void a pair of asbestos verdicts totaling $4.8 million based on concerns that a jury, in violation of a landmark 2014 tort ruling, had been barred from deciding whether inadequate warnings had rendered a Crane Co. product unreasonably dangerous.

  • September 13, 2016

    Insurer Tries To Keep Suit In Dueling $4M Lead Paint Rows

    Penn National on Monday blasted two sisters’ claims that a Maryland federal court should toss the insurer’s suit over a $4 million judgment stemming from childhood lead exposure in favor of their state court action over the same award.

  • September 13, 2016

    Nelson Mullins Nabs WilmerHale Franchise Litigation Partner

    A former WilmerHale partner who has defended Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in disputes with dealers has joined the Boston office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

  • September 12, 2016

    Philip Morris' Lies Caused Lung Cancer Death, Widow Says

    A widow whose clothing-store-owner husband died of lung cancer brought her case against Philip Morris to a Florida jury on Monday, saying the cigarette maker was responsible for the death after its concerted concealment of cigarettes’ risks over the latter half of the 20th century, during many decades of which the man smoked up to four packs a day.

  • September 12, 2016

    Quinn Emanuel May Face DQ Action In SAC Capital Suit

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP should be disqualified from representing the Elan Corp. shareholder classes suing hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors LP because co-defendant Mathew Martoma discussed with a partner his possible criminal appellate representation, his civil lawyers told a New York federal judge Monday.

  • September 12, 2016

    After 11 Years And 3 AGs, Ex-AIG CEO Finally Faces Trial

    More than 11 years after being charged with civil fraud claims by then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, former American International Group Inc. CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg will face trial Tuesday over allegedly sham transactions that reaped tens of millions of dollars in bonuses.

  • September 12, 2016

    Domino’s Driver Asks For New Trial On Tip Claims

    A driver for Domino’s Pizza Inc. asked a panel of First Circuit judges Monday for a new trial on claims that the chain unlawfully withheld tips by keeping delivery charges, saying that the question of whether he and hundreds of other drivers were “wait staff” was not one that should have been left to a jury.

  • September 12, 2016

    MobileMedia Seeks $18M In Damages At Apple IPhone IP Trial

    Nonpracticing entity MobileMedia Ideas LLC told a federal jury Monday that it is seeking nearly $18 million in damages from Apple Inc. for allegedly infringing a patent that once belonged to Sony Corp. with its popular iPhone, at the start of a two-week trial in Delaware.

  • September 12, 2016

    Demoted Inspectors Were 'Dogging It,' Amtrak Tells Jury

    Amtrak told a Manhattan federal jury on Monday that two unionized car inspectors seeking punitive damages after being demoted were in fact slackers who were "dogging it" and bent on ruining the efficacy of a stepped-up safety program with a burdensome approach to paperwork that wasted their and others' time.

  • September 12, 2016

    Trucking Co. Hit With $2.75M Verdict After Fatal Accident

    A federal jury in Illinois on Monday awarded $2.75 million to the estate of a deceased truck driver who was killed after crashing into the back of another tractor trailer, finding that the driver of the other vehicle and his employer JBS Carriers Inc. were 55 percent responsible for the incident.

  • September 12, 2016

    Volvo Car Seat Safety Suit Over Child's Death To Be Retried

    Strict product liability claims in a suit against Volvo and child car seat manufacturer Graco over the automobile accident death of an infant can be retried, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday, finding the jury should not have considered evidence that the companies passed certain vehicle safety standards.

  • September 12, 2016

    Ex-Duane Reade CEO Appealing $6.2M Restitution Order

    The former CEO of New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade Inc. said Friday he will ask the Second Circuit to take a look at an August court order finding he owes the company and its former private equity owner more than $6 million for legal bills they incurred fighting a securities fraud suit.

  • September 12, 2016

    Insurer Seeks To Dodge Email-Hacking Suit Against Client

    West Bend Mutual Insurance sued Precious Metal Refining Services in Illinois federal court on Friday over coverage for a suit in which a former metal company employee alleges the firm hacked into his personal email and obtained privileged documents during discovery for a separate case.

  • September 12, 2016

    Billionaire's UN Doc Demand May Delay 2017 Bribery Trial

    A sweeping demand for internal U.N. documents by Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who is accused of paying bribes to support his interests including the development of a U.N. conference center in Macau, could force a January trial to be delayed, a New York federal judge said Monday.

  • September 12, 2016

    Bar Emotional Distress From Collapse Case, Pa. Judge Urged

    A Pennsylvania state judge has been urged to bar evidence to emotional distress and damage as one of nearly 20 plaintiffs refuses to join an informal accord setting the scope of admissible testimony in the liability phase of a bifurcated trial over a fatal Philadelphia building collapse.

  • September 12, 2016

    Wrigley Rooftop Owner's Bid For New Trial Fails, Feds Say

    The owner of a rooftop overlooking Wrigley Field was properly convicted of defrauding the Chicago Cubs out of owed royalties and failed to properly lay out why he thinks otherwise, the U.S. Department of Justice told an Illinois federal court on Monday.

  • September 12, 2016

    Time Warner Cable Must Pay Damages In Disability Suit

    A California federal jury hit Time Warner Cable Inc. with a $160,000 damages verdict for failing to engage in a good-faith effort to discuss reasonable accommodations for an employee who suffered from medical conditions under the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.