Category Archives: Products Liability

Chicago Lawyer: Shelter collapse settlement sets records

CHICAGO (October 12, 2018) – Potential jurors might have suspected this case was different during voir dire. In addition to the usual questions on bias and conflicts of interest, they were asked if they could sign off on a verdict of $150 million or more, should the evidence support it. The jurors ended up finding for plaintiff Tierney Darden and awarding her $148 million. Rather than face appeal, they chose to settle for $115 million, itself the largest reported personal-injury settlement for an individual in Illinois history. Patrick A. Salvi, the lead attorney on the case, spoke with Chicago Lawyer Magazine about the strategy behind his record-breaking verdict, which was the largest Cook County personal-injury verdict ever reported and the largest verdict ever reported against the city of Chicago. Please click here to read the full story.  The post Chicago Lawyer: Shelter collapse settlement sets records appeared first on Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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FDA Confirms Retailers in Cargill Beef Outbreak

   The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerted consumers that a beef product recall was “officially over.” The beef product had been made, packaged and shipped from Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colorado.      But consumers should still be checking their freezers for any Cargill Meat Solutions’ ground beef products packaged on June 21, 2018. The beef was sold in 3lb, 10lb, and 20lb chubs. The ground beef shipped from the Colorado Cargill plant marked as establishment number “EST.86R”. USDA Food Safety Inspection Orders Class I Recall –      This recalled beef product could contain Shiga toxin – producing E coli (determined to be Escherichia coli 026). On September 19, 2018 Cargill recalled over 132,000 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of cattle carcasses according to the United States Department of Agriculture Food….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Could Campylobacter Lead to “Fur-ternity Leave”?

Puppies… they are adorable. Who doesn’t love them? I know that we are super attached to our dogs, and when they were puppies, we spent so much time with them that I almost hated leaving them. Our pets were here before we even had children and they became a huge part of our lives. I started working from home, so that we didn’t have to leave them for long periods of time; among other obvious reasons. Ever heard of Fur-ternity leave? A Minnesota Company Believes A company in Minnesota has adopted a “fur-ternity” leave for employees that have a new bundle of joy at home. According to News Channel 21 Minneapolis-based Nina Hale announced on its website that it has adopted “fur-ternity leave,” a company-wide policy that allows employees to work flexible hours from home for one week after bringing a new puppy or kitten home. The company said it’s all part of making sure their employees stay happy – and help their new addition….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Facebook Data Breach Exposes an Estimated 50 Million Accounts

Facebook said on Friday that a recent data breach has compromised the personal information of some 50 million users. The company says it discovered the breach this week. Hackers purportedly exploited a feature in the social media website’s code that allowed them to take over individual accounts en masse. Facebook claims it’s already fixed the The post Facebook Data Breach Exposes an Estimated 50 Million Accounts appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Jury Delivers $2.4M Verdict Against Philip Morris, but $0 Punitives, at Trial Over 31-Year-Old's Cancer Death

Stock image.  Miami—Jurors this week leveled a $2.4 million verdict against Philip Morris for its role in the death of a 31-year-old Florida smoker, but ultimately declined to impose punitive damages against the company. Chadwell v. Philip Morris, 2010CA17931... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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