PacifiCorp Ordered to Pay $42 Million in Damages for Devastating Oregon Wildfires

GATES, Oregon — PacifiCorp, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has been ordered by an Oregon jury to pay over $42 million to 10 victims of the devastating wildfires that occurred on Labor Day 2020. This verdict is the latest development in a series of litigations that are expected to result in the electric utility being held accountable for billions of dollars in damages. The jury’s decision last June found PacifiCorp liable for negligence in failing to cut power to its 600,000 customers despite warnings from top fire officials. The jury concluded that the … Read more

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Ordered to Pay $11 Million in Damages to Motorcyclist after Collision

Los Angeles, California – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has been ordered by a jury to pay over $11 million to a motorcyclist who suffered severe injuries in a collision with a department van in 2019, according to the motorcyclist’s legal representation. The verdict was reached after intense debates in Los Angeles County Superior Court. On April 12, 2019, Grady Dillon was riding his motorcycle in downtown Los Angeles when he collided with a LADWP work van driven by Manuel Medina. Dillon, who was 38 at the time, sustained multiple fractures … Read more

Social Media Giants Reddit and YouTube Ordered to Face Lawsuits over Buffalo Mass Shooting

Buffalo, New York – Reddit and Google’s YouTube are facing legal action after a New York state judge ruled that the social media platforms can be held responsible for their alleged role in enabling a white supremacist who killed 10 Black people in a grocery store shooting in 2022. The decision by Justice Paula Feroleto of the Erie County Supreme Court allows 25 plaintiffs, including store employees, customers, and the son of one of the victims, to proceed with lawsuits against the platforms. The plaintiffs claim that Reddit and YouTube designed their platforms to addict … Read more

Landmark Verdict: University of Chicago Medical Center Ordered to Pay $14 Million After Catastrophic Birth Incident

CHICAGO — A jury has awarded a $14 million verdict to a family after a birth incident at the University of Chicago Medical Center resulted in harm to their child. The incident, which occurred at the renowned medical facility, has prompted concerns about the safety and accountability of the hospital. The case revolves around a birth incident where negligence on the part of the medical staff led to severe and lasting damages to the newborn. The child suffered brain damage due to oxygen deprivation during the delivery process, causing long-term disabilities and requiring ongoing medical … Read more