Monthly Archives: January 2020

Smithfield Foods appeals NC jury award against pig farm

Richmond, Virginia Lawyers for a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, appeared before the U.S. Fourth Court of Appeals on Friday and asked three judges to overturn a jury sentence of 3.25 million dollars in a lawsuit brought by neighbors of a large North Carolina hog farm. …

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Illinois appeals judges cut jury price for whistleblower who sought to strengthen Chicago police oversight

An Illinois appeals court on Friday slashed the bulk of a $ 2.75 million award by a Cook County jury to Lorenzo Davis, a falsely fired former city of Chicago investigator for denouncing an agency that regularly let the police off the hook for questionable shootings. A three-judge appeal panel …

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Walmart asks court to reconsider jury assignment to drivers in California

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider an appeals panel’s decision that awarded $54.6 million to a class of former California truckers for time spent primarily on 10-hour stopovers between trips. The company said faulty advice from a lower court influenced the decision. In a motion …

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Judge cuts Johnson & Johnson jury prize from $ 8 billion to $ 6 million

Text size Photograph by Scott Eells / Bloomberg Pennsylvania state court trial judge reduced striking personal injury verdict against Johnson & johnson to a simple rounding error, but the company’s shares barely react. In a one-page order issued at 10 a.m. on Friday, Kenneth Powell Jr., a Philadelphia County Common …

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Illinois appellate judges appear keen to slash jury award for whistleblower who sought to bolster Chicago police oversight

On Tuesday, a three-judge Illinois appeals panel offered a sympathetic ear to Chicago attorneys trying to reduce the jury award to a former city investigator wrongfully fired for exposing a dysfunctional agency that routinely let the police get away with questionable shootings. In 2018, a Cook County jury awarded $2.8 …

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Walmart ordered to pay $54.6 million in jury prizes to California truck drivers

Walmart lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit on Monday (January 6) when appeals court judges upheld a $54.6 million award to Walmart truck drivers in California. The lawsuit concerned non-payment for breaks taken by drivers and required by law. Federal law dictates that truckers take a 30-minute break during …

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