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Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Jury Verdict Ruling that Defendant Doctor’s Closing Argument Comments Did Not Cause Substantial Prejudice

After Ernestine Wilson’s 23-year-old son Brian Curry died from a saddle pulmonary embolism (a blood clot that blocked the large pulmonary artery straddling his lungs), she sued emergency room physician Dr. Eric Moon and Chicago’s St. Bernard Hospital. She claimed … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Jury Awards $11M to Struck Deliveryman, Though High-Low Caps Recovery

A Brooklyn Supreme Court jury has awarded $11.03 million in damages to a deliveryman who was struck from behind by a car as he carted Mexican food on his electric bike. But because of a “high-low agreement” between the parties, arrived … Continue reading

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Jury Rules in SEC’s Favor, Finds Brokerage Firm and Two of Its Executives Liable for Fraud

Jurors in Manhattan federal court today returned a verdict in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s favor against a brokerage firm and two of its executives.The SEC charged the brokerage firm, Portfolio Advisors Alliance Inc. (PAA), Howard J. Allen, the indirect owner of … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Offshore Employee’s Drug Test Evidence and Substantial Jury Award

In a recent admiralty and maritime case, Hale v. Wood Grp. PSN, Inc., No. 18-31090, 2019 WL 1773276, at *2 (5th Cir. Apr. 22, 2019), the Fifth Circuit affirmed the exclusion of a drug test as evidence pertaining to Plaintiff, … Continue reading

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Jury awards no damages in sex discrimination trial against Baker Tank

A Federal jury awarded no damages to a plaintiff who sued her employer for sexual discrimination and harassment. The trial was held in Marshall, Texas’ Federal Courthouse and was presided over by U.S. Chief District Judge Rodney Gilstrap. The trial … Continue reading

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