Monsanto, the manufacturer of popular weed killer Roundup has lost another case. Cancer patients across the country are suing Monsanto alleging that Roundup gave them cancer. Three cases have gone to trial and all three verdicts have been in favor of the plaintiffs.
Given the depravity of the act, it is no surprise that we think of prison as the most common form of punishment for individuals who commit sexual assault. In a criminal proceeding, the prosecutor focuses on proving that a crime was committed and that the defendant should be locked up. While the victim's testimony may be instrumental to a conviction, the criminal justice system cannot do anything to financially compensate the victim for the trauma they suffered. However, there are other ways for victims of sexual assault to get the justice they deserve. The only way for a victim to be financially compensated for the harm they suffered is by bringing a civil lawsuit.
On April 30, 2019, a lawsuit was filed against the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center in North Dallas alleging the center did nothing to prevent the repeated sexual abuse of a young teenage girl by a staff member working as a trainer. The lawsuit alleges the center even ignored a manager's repeated reports about the staff member's inappropriate conduct and behavior.
A dump truck worker sustained injuries on January 10, 2019 after a ladder malfunctioned on the dump truck he was operating. The worker filed a lawsuit on April 16, 2019 in Harris County against Strong Industries, Inc. ("Strong"), the designer and manufacturer of the dump truck.
A bar patron was injured on June 22, 2018 after a large light fixture fell from the ceiling while he visited a Houston bar.
A West Virginia jury awarded nearly $17 million to a woman who was injured when Walmart employees attempted to detain a shoplifter. The plaintiff, a 53-year-old woman, says employees tried to detain a shoplifter when the shoplifter ran into her shopping cart. The impact caused the woman to fall to the ground with the cart falling on top of her.
Shirell Powell was told her brother, Frederick Williams, had suffered brain damage after he overdosed. She then made the difficult decision to allow doctors to end life support for her brother. However, the staff at St. Barnabas Hospital had confused the man for Mr. Williams, which resulted in a stranger being taken off life support.
A passenger on an American Airlines flight filed suit against the major airline claiming that a flight attendant punched him in the head while on a flight back on January 5, 2018. The passenger, Gregory Lagana, was traveling from Charlotte, North Carolina to Philadelphia on American Airlines Flight 1798 when the alleged assault occurred. The altercation began over a dispute regarding Lagana's drink order, and escalated when the flight attendant waved his finger in Lagana's face. After Lagana attempted to push the flight attendant's finger away, the flight attendant allegedly dug his nails into Lagana's hand, pinned his arm back, and began punching him in the face.
You may have heard the term "statute of limitations," but you may not understand what it means. It is important for everyone, not just lawyers, to have a basic understanding of statutes of limitations, because they can have a profound effect on your rights.
A jury awarded $2 million to a California man who suffered permanent spinal damage from an elevator malfunction. Before trial, the company-Schindler Elevator Corporation-offered to settle for $12,000.