Fiat Chrysler Wants New Trial in Remi Walden Case

  5/16/2015 Fiat Chrysler wants new trial in the case of Remi Walden, a four-year-old boy who died in flames after his parents’ Jeep was rear-ended. I wrote last month about the $150M verdict the jury delivered in this case. The Walden’s 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with an improperly placed gas tank, was little Remi’s


Jury Gives Injured High School Football Player Almost $1M

5/14/2015 After a weeklong trial, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in a football-related head injury case. The jury awarded the injured high school football player almost $1M, finding that the school district and the school nurse had acted negligently in allowing the student to continue playing after he complained of a head





Takeda Settles Actos Cases for $2.3B

4/30/2015 In a great example of “CYA,” Takeda settles Actos cases for $2.3B. The agreement, yet to be approved by the plaintiffs, is a result of last year’s whopping smackdown in which a federal jury awarded a shopkeeper $9B, payable by Takeda and it’s former partner, Eli Lilly & Co. The court reduced that award


Supreme Court Unanimous EEOC ruling a Unanimous Victory?

4/30/2015 In what has been initially hailed as both a small victory for companies as well as for employees, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday, April 29th, that proper Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) procedures may be subjected to court oversight. More specifically, the Court mandated that the EEOC must make an attempt at