A Florida jury on Wednesday found that a longtime smoker is mostly to blame for her own debilitating lung disease, saying R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is only partially responsible for the $1 million in damages she suffered.
Convicted insider trader Rajat Gupta attacked what he called U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff's unlawful jury charge in the Second Circuit on Wednesday, but the government refused to concede — as it did in another high-profile case — that jurors got faulty marching orders before convicting the former Goldman Sachs director.
A longtime cigarette smoker suffering from lung disease urged a Florida jury on Tuesday to award her $6.8 million plus punitive damages from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying the company tricked her into using the dangerous product until she was hooked.
A certified class of Wal-Mart drivers who claim the retailer owes $170 million for wage violations have their numbers wrong, an economist testified for the retailer on Tuesday, telling a California federal jury that the drivers’ figure relied on a flawed methodology.
An American International Group Inc. executive on Tuesday testified that he saw nothing improper about a $500 million purported reinsurance deal entered into between the insurer and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary in the early 2000s that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims was fraudulent.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday upheld a trial judge’s decision to disqualify a Philadelphia-area defense attorney and hit her with a nearly $45,000 sanction in a long-running medical malpractice case that has captivated the region’s bar.
Longview Energy Co. on Monday told the Texas Supreme Court it should reinstate a $95 million judgment against a private equity fund and two fund-appointed directors that a jury found had stolen an opportunity to invest in the Eagle Ford shale.
A former railway foreman asked the full Seventh Circuit on Monday to reconsider its decision to overturn an award for his firing and against former employer BNSF, saying his taking of 20 scrap ties would have been considered a nonevent by the company until it had to face paying medical bills for his on-the-job injury.
Schaeffler Group USA urged the Eighth Circuit on Tuesday to revive its bid for a new trial after a $20.6 million verdict for a woman who was exposed to dangerous chemicals in the water supply that left her with life-changing injuries, saying the court should have asked for more evidence of exposure.
Major League Baseball All-Stars Jose Abreu and Yoenis Cespedes are among more than a dozen major league players the U.S. government listed as witnesses Monday for the upcoming trial of a sports agent accused of smuggling ballplayers from Cuba.
A Florida jury on Tuesday hit Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $3 million each in punitive damages, bringing the total awarded to a longtime smoker who suffered from cancer and lung disease to $10 million.
A California federal jury on Tuesday found Miller Kaplan Arase & Co. knowingly made a false representation to PNY Technologies Inc. while auditing its patent licensing deal with SanDisk, but found the accounting firm hadn't caused SanDisk to stop doing business with PNY or to sue it, and therefore owed no damages.
The confirmation trial of the E-side of Energy Future Holdings Corp.'s massive Chapter 11 plan of reorganization will commence Dec. 1 and has been scheduled to run for four days, after a pretrial conference in Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday.
The Fifth Circuit upheld a jury verdict against a Houston law firm’s insurance company Monday over an underlying malpractice dispute connected to work for Dish Network, saying the jurors had reached a reasonable conclusion.
PNY Technologies delivered closing arguments before a California federal jury Monday in its malpractice suit against Miller Kaplan Arase & Co., saying the accounting firm didn't disclose its bias when auditing PNY's patent licensing deal with SanDisk and “cooked the books” for the other chipmaker.
Medtronic Inc. must pay $20.3 million in damages to a doctor who sued the medical device company for patent infringement, a Texas jury decided Friday.
The hit 2008 movie “Kung Fu Panda” was the work of an executive with a kernel of an idea, multiple teams of writers and eight years of painstaking labor — not a Massachusetts cartoonist with an unsolicited pitch who now stands accused of fraud, a DreamWorks executive told a federal jury Monday.
A Florida jury on Monday found R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was not liable for a longtime smoker's severe lung disease, finding that the smoker developed the disease too early to qualify for Engle class damages against the cigarette maker.
A Florida jury slapped Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with a $4 million compensatory verdict over a longtime smoker's lung cancer and lung disease, also finding Monday that the cigarette makers owe punitive damages for conspiring to conceal smoking's dangers.
Federal prosecutors have urged a Florida federal judge to reject requests for new trials from a lawyer and a businesswoman convicted last month for their roles in an $8.8 million fraud scheme, saying they have failed to argue adequate grounds to overturn the jury's verdict.