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

Berlin Film Festival 2024 Awards: Mati Diop’s ‘Dahomey’ Claims Golden Bear Prize

Berlin, Germany – The prestigious Berlin Film Festival recently concluded, showcasing a wide selection of films to thousands of attendees. Considered one of the “big five” film festivals alongside Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Sundance, the Berlinale is renowned for its esteemed awards, including the coveted Golden Bear. This year, Mati Diop’s documentary “Dahomey” took home the esteemed Golden Bear award, marking the second time a documentary has won this honor. The international jury also awarded the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize to Hong Sang-soo’s “A Traveler’s Needs” and the Silver Bear Jury Prize to Bruno … Read more

Jury Awards $13.5 Million to Family of Man Killed in Collision with Speeding Fire Engine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Superior Court jury has awarded $13.5 million in damages to the family of a man who was killed in a crash involving a speeding fire engine in 2018. After two days of testimony, the jury ordered the District to pay compensation to the family of the victim, identified as 32-year-old Deangelo Green. Green, a father of six, lived in the Brookland neighborhood in Northeast Washington and worked as a maintenance man at the nonprofit organization So Others Might Eat. The incident occurred on March 9, 2018, when Green’s vehicle was … Read more

Denver Jury Awards Construction Design Firm Aecom $5.25 Million in Damages for Unpaid Highway Design Services

Denver, Colorado – A Denver federal jury has awarded construction design firm Aecom a substantial sum of $5.25 million in damages. The jury found that a subcontractor had failed to pay for design services for a highway expansion project in Colorado. The verdict represents a significant win for Aecom, as it sought rightful compensation for its work. The dispute arose from the subcontractor’s refusal to fulfill its financial obligations to Aecom. The construction design firm had provided valuable design services for the highway expansion project, but the subcontractor failed to compensate them accordingly. Aecom took … Read more