Monthly Archives: May 2019

$75 million jury prize for driver ‘intended to send a message’

A multimillion-dollar award in punitive damages against the owners of a small South Texas trucking company was intended to warn the industry of overworked drivers, the defendant’s attorney told FreightWaves. The $75 million punitive award against Jorge Marin and his wife as owners of three McAllen, Texas trucking companies was …

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Court upholds $ 33 million jury prize in asbestos death case

A district court has upheld a jury prize of nearly $ 33 million awarded to the widow of a man who died of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. In Finch v. Covil Corp., the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Wednesday dismissed the defendant’s motion …

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