Fracking Worker Injured in Colorado Explosion Wins $30 Million Lawsuit, But Only Receives Half Due to State Caps – Advocates Call for Removal of Limitations on Jury Awards

Greeley, Colorado – A man who suffered severe injuries while working at a fracking site in northern Colorado has been awarded $30 million in a federal court case. However, due to state laws that place limits on jury awards, the man will only receive about half of that amount. This case has brought attention to the issue of caps on damages in Colorado, with a group called Coloradans for Accountability advocating for the elimination of these limits through a measure on the ballot this November. Steve Straughen, the injured worker, is just one of many … Read more

Jury Awards Fast Food Operator Over $30 Million in Lawsuit Against Major Popeyes Franchisee

Dallas, Texas – A Dallas County jury has awarded over $30 million in damages to a fast food operator who claimed he was defrauded by a major Popeyes franchisee. Scott Stockton, a 73-year-old seasoned operator, worked for a subsidiary of Dallas-based Sun Holdings Inc. and owner Guillermo Perales. Stockton managed up to 150 Popeyes restaurants over a 17-year career with the company. The lawsuit, filed in 2019, alleged that Perales asked Stockton to defer his 5% annual profit share in exchange for an interest in the larger company. However, when Stockton retired in 2018, Perales … Read more

Nevada Jury Awards $130 Million in Landmark Lawsuit Against Real Water: A Critical Wake-up Call for Product Safety in the Bottled Water Industry

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A Nevada jury has reached a landmark verdict in a case of negligence and product liability, awarding approximately $130 million in damages to five plaintiffs who suffered liver damage after consuming bottled water marketed by Inc. and its Real Water brand. This ruling has significant implications for the bottled water industry, shedding light on the importance of product safety and quality control. The Real Water brand, known for its premium treated ‘alkalized’ drinking water with detoxifying properties, was sold in distinctive blue boxy bottles. Marketed extensively through social media and … Read more

Landmark Verdict: Las Vegas Jury Awards $130 Million in Real Water Lawsuit, Revealing Alarming Health Effects

Las Vegas, Nevada – A Las Vegas jury has awarded $130 million to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Real Water, a brand of alkaline water that has been linked to several cases of illness, including non-viral hepatitis. The award was issued after a multi-day trial in Clark County District Court. Federal and local health regulators are currently investigating the negative health effects associated with drinking Real Water. The plaintiffs alleged that drinking Real Water had resulted in severe health issues, including cases of acute non-viral hepatitis, severe liver damage, and hospitalizations. The lawsuits accused … Read more