Published on February 12, 2017

Surprise Wins, Crushing Victories and Staggering Losses

USAA member wins $1.8M verdict against USAA, Boerne company

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/local/article/USAA-member-wins-1-8M-verdict-against-USAA-10923247.phpFile photo of hail damage from April 2016 storms.

A Hidalgo County jury this week awarded a USAA member $1.8 million after finding that the San Antonio-based insurer and one of its adjusters committed fraud and acted with “malice” in mishandling an …

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Bio-Rad Verdict Could Spur GC Whistleblower Claims

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202778958363/BioRad-Verdict-Could-Spur-GC-Whistleblower-Claims?mcode=1202617074964&curindex=3The case closed this week with a jury verdict awarding Wadler more than $10 million in damages, including $5 million in punitive damages from Bio-Rad.

The high-profile suit in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California was presided …

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$227 million settlement reached in deadly Center City collapse case

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Settlement-reach-in-Center-Ciuty.htmlThe 17-week-long civil trial of lawsuits filed in the deadly 2013 Center City building collapse came to an abrupt close Wednesday with the announcement of a $227 million settlement with the Salvation Army and New York real estate speculator Richard …

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Jury awards Long Beach warehouse manager $10 million verdict against Office Depot

A former Office Depot Inc. employee who managed a warehouse in Long Beach won a $10 million verdict when jurors decided the company retaliated against him after he refused to fire two older workers and took leave time to recover from surgery.

The Los …

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Penn State asks court to set aside multi-million dollar McQueary verdict, order new trial

http://wjactv.com/news/local/penn-state-asks-court-to-set-aside-multi-million-mcqueary-verdict-order-new-trialPenn State already has filed one appeal against the verdict and now the university claims the trial judge was out of bounds in several key rulings that favored McQueary.

It was last fall that a jury awarded McQueary more than $12 million in his …

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Judge Denies New Trial in $53 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

http://farmingtonhills.legalexaminer.com/medical-malpractice/judge-denies-new-trial-in-53-million-medical-malpractice-verdict/A judge recently upheld most of a jury’s $53 million medical malpractice verdict awarded to a woman and her 12-year-old son who was born with cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability.

Twelve years ago, the woman was about 40 weeks pregnant when …

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ZeniMax Responds To John Carmack’s Comments After $500 Million Verdict

http://uploadvr.com/zenimax-responds-john-carmacks-facebook-note-experts/The war of words continues between ZeniMax and Oculus in the wake of a $500 million mixed verdict issued yesterday by a Texas jury.

Earlier today Oculus CTO John Carmack noted on Facebook “the internet would have viciously mocked the analysis” of an …

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Facebook Loses $500 Million Virtual Reality Headset Verdict

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-01/facebook-jury-awards-500-million-over-virtual-reality-headsetThe virtual reality headset maker that Facebook Inc. bought in 2014 for $2 billion used stolen computer code, a jury said in awarding $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc.

The case was over the Oculus Rift, the device that has put the social media giant …

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Jury Awards $14.5 Million Verdict in Cerebral Palsy Birth

A federal jury says a Pennsylvania hospital and obstetrician should pay an Ohio couple $14.5 million after delivery mistakes left their son with cerebral palsy.

The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat reports the jury on Monday …

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