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Lanier Wins Big For Six Plaintiffs in Defective Hip Litigation

Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm led a trial team that convinced a federal jury in Texas to side with six plaintiffs who suffered serious medical complications caused by the defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy...

Thompson Coburn Leads Fire Truck Siren Company Defense 

A joint defense led by Thompson Coburn and the general counsel for Federal Signal Corporation (FSC) ultimately absolved the company from any liability in a lawsuit brought by a former Philadelphia firefighter who claimed he developed hearing loss due to the Company's...

Power Rogers & Smith Secures Largest Award in IL for a Double Amputee

 Lawyers from Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. won a jury verdict of nearly $86 million on behalf of a plaintiff whose legs were crushed in a crane operation accident. The three-week trial concluded this week in Cook County, Illinois. Robert Montagano, now 53, was working...

Ropes & Gray Advises Buyer on $18 Billion Semiconductor Acquisition 

Ropes & Gray advised investment firm Bain Capital on a precedent-setting transaction in Japan which may be the largest private equity and leveraged finance deal ever seen in Asia. The transaction, valued at $18 billion (or approximately two trillion yen) involved the...

CA Lawyers Block Pipeline Permit Fees in City of Long Beach

A solo practitioner and a lawyer from the San Diego firm Krause Kalfayan Benink & Slavens, LLP entered into a settlement last week against the City of Long Beach on behalf of a civic activist. The action prevents the City's Water Department from future charges known...

Sullivan Papain Secures One Of 2017’s Largest Medical Malpractice Verdicts in NY

Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) won a stunning $26 million medical malpractice jury verdict last week in Kings County Supreme Court on behalf of its client, a seven-year-old girl who was born deaf due to a hospital’s negligence.

Jim Wilkens, of counsel to SPBMC, represented the plaintiff during the one-month trial. The jury awarded the substantial amount to the girl for her for past and future pain and suffering and medical expenses stemming from her deafness and other injuries, including life-long vocal cord paralysis.

Lewis Brisbois Successfully Defends Office Services Company in Asbestos Suit

A team of Lewis Brisbois attorneys were able to prove that Dexter Hysol Aerospace LLC, a staffing services company, was not at fault for the death of a former employee. Managing partner Scott Masterson, partner Florence McClain, and associate Ashley Waller convinced a Los Angeles County jury that Velma Searcy, an electrical technician from 1982 to 1987, did not contract malignant mesothelioma as the result of occupational asbestos exposure.

The plaintiffs, the four children of Velma Searcy, filed suit against Dexter Hysol and numerous others for wrongful death, negligence, strict products liability, and punitive damages. Dexter Hysol was the only defendant remaining at the time of trial.

Carpenter, Zuckerman, & Rowley Secures Substantial Verdict For Quadriplegic Woman

A major premises liability and injury precedent was set in Seattle, Washington on Nov. 3, when a jury returned a verdict of $131,000,375 for the plaintiff, a quadriplegic. Nick Rowley, partner at Carpenter, Zuckerman, & Rowley and founder of Trial Lawyers for Justice represented Melissa Blaylock, who was rendered a quadriplegic due injuries sustained while a passenger in a car operated by a drunk driver.

Blaylock, a 39-year-old mother of four, was a passenger in her own car on May 3, 2014 and had a .20 blood alcohol level when leaving a bar with the driver, her estranged husband Bruce Greene, who had a blood alcohol level of .24. After driving only two miles after leaving a restaurant, they were involved in a horrific accident…

Small NY Firm Proves Bullying Comes With a Gut-Punch of a Cost

Bullying claims have made their way from hallways and classrooms to courtrooms. In late October, a Sullivan County, New York jury found a school district negligent in its handling of a bullying situation that included a student's parents. Plaintiffs Christine Motta...