Bayer Faces Another Blow in Roundup Lawsuits with $3.5 Million Verdict

Philadelphia, PA – In the latest legal blow to Bayer, a Philadelphia jury has ordered the company to pay $3.5 million to a woman who alleges that the popular weed killer, Roundup, caused her cancer. This marks the fifth consecutive defeat for Bayer in its ongoing Roundup lawsuits. However, the jury’s award in this case is significantly smaller compared to the previous verdicts in the past two months, which totaled over $2 billion. The plaintiff, Kelly Martel, claimed that her non-Hodgkin lymphoma was a direct result of her exposure to Roundup. While Martel blamed the … Read more

Judge Bars Trump’s Legal Team from Using Prior Sexual Abuse Verdict in Defamation Damages Trial

NEW YORK (AP) — In an upcoming trial to determine damages in a defamation case, former President Donald Trump’s legal team will not be allowed to use a previous civil jury’s decision regarding a sexual abuse allegation made against him. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan granted a request by E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers to bar Trump’s team from referencing the earlier trial, which concluded that Trump had sexually abused Carroll but did not determine whether it met the legal definition of rape. The defamation trial, scheduled to begin on January 16, will focus on … Read more

Former President Trump’s Legal Arguments Denied in Defamation Trial Following Jury’s Verdict on Rape Allegations

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers have been barred from presenting legal arguments to a jury in a defamation trial. The judge’s decision comes after a jury concluded last year that Trump did not rape a columnist in the mid-1990s but sexually abused her. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan made the ruling ahead of the trial, which is set to determine the amount of damages Trump should pay for defamation. The jury had determined that Trump sexually abused columnist E. Jean Carroll, but did not find enough evidence to support her claim … Read more

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds $940,000 Verdict for Good Samaritan Injured in Taxi Theft Assault

DENVER, COLORADO – The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a jury’s decision that a taxicab operator must pay $940,000 to a man who was run over by a taxi after intervening in an assault on a driver. The court disagreed with the previous ruling, which stated that stealing a taxi and running over a good Samaritan was not a foreseeable consequence of the cab company’s failure to protect its drivers. The incident occurred in 2014 when the assailant, Curt Glinton, assaulted a taxi driver after refusing to pay his fare. Jose Garcia, a passerby, intervened … Read more