• The Recorder

    Monsanto Hit With $289M Verdict Over Roundup Weed Killer

    August 10, 2018

    Jurors awarded $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages to plaintiff DeWayne “Lee” Johnson.

  • I. A. Group, Ltd, et al. v. RMNANDCO, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Civil Procedure | Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Anulewicz, Brooke Gram (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: R. Edwards, Paul Piland (Cochran & Edwards LLC), Smyrna, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0578

    Although the trial court properly denied appellants' motion for summary judgment in appellee's action against them asserting various business-related tort claims, the trial court erred in reinstating a damages award to appellee after the Court of Appeals reversed the award in a prior appeal.

  • Daily Report Online

    LA Judge Did 'About-Face' in Tossing $417M Talc Verdict, Plaintiffs Lawyers Say

    July 19, 2018

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson allowed the plaintiffs' expert testimony before and during trial but, after the Aug. 21 verdict, found there was insufficient evidence linking Johnson & Johnson's baby powder to the plaintiff's ovarian cancer, plaintiffs lawyers say.

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    Gwinnett School District Sued Over Band Director's Alleged Sexual Assaults of Students

    July 12, 2018

    A federal lawsuit claims that the former band director of South Gwinnett High School in Snellville had a track record of sexually inappropriate conduct before he was hired by the Gwinett school district, where he allegedly assaulted multiple female band students.

  • Bibbs et al. v. Toyota Motor Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-10
    Practice Area: Damages | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy E. Barnes, John Raymond Bevis, John Ross Bartholomew IV (The Barnes Law Group LLC), Marietta; Robert David Cheeley (Sherry Schons - Cheeley Law Group), Norcross; Keith E. Fryer (Fryer Shuster & Lester P.C.), Atlanta; Keith Allen Pittman (Cheeley Law Group LLC), Alphatetta; Thomas A. Eaton (University of Georgia School of Law), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Carrie Lynn Christie, Robert Harris Burke (Rutherford & Christie LLP), Atlanta; Frank Mitchell Lowrey IV, Amanda Kay Seals Bersinger (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta; Joel H. Smith, Richard Hood Willis, Ashleigh R. Wilson (Bowman and Brooke LLP-SC), Columbia, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Q0075

    Damages in a wrongful death action are limited by the decedent's full settlement of her earlier personal injury action.

  • Coen v. Aptean, Inc. et al

    Publication Date: 2018-07-05
    Practice Area: Damages | Employment Litigation | Personal Injury
    Industry: Software
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork (Attorney at Law), Decatur; Timothy Coen, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Ames (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta; Steven Collins (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta; Richard Robbins (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta; Alexa Ross (Robbinsfreed), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0522

    Abusive Litigation Plaintiff Could Elect to Seek General Damages For Mental Distress

  • Daily Report Online

    Cobb Jury Delivers Defense Win in Apartment Shooting Case

    June 26, 2018

    Hall Booth Smith partner Jeffery Saxby said the jury was leaning 11-to-1 for a defense verdict from the outset of deliberations, rejecting plaintiffs' arguments that the Six Flags Drive apartment complex had failed to provide adequate security.

  • Daily Report Online

    Jury Deems Hospital's $230K Surgical Bill 'Unreasonable,' Awards $766

    June 20, 2018

    Ted Lavender of FisherBroyles in Atlanta led a team representing a woman sued by a Colorado hospital seeking more than three times what it had already been paid for her surgery.

  • Daily Report Online

    Landlord Hit With $4.2M Default Judgment in Pit Bull Attack

    June 12, 2018

    The attorney for the injured woman said the owner of the property where she was attacked never responded to the Fulton County lawsuit. Now, he intends to go after properties the defendant owns to satisfy the judgment.

  • Delta Aliraq, Inc. v. Arcturus International, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights | Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Beasley
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Hays, James Martin, B. Potter (Hays Potter & Martin LLP), Peachtree Corners, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Watt, Nicholas Howell (Troutman Sanders LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0672

    Service on Corporate Entity Failed Because Entry of Service Form Did Not Identify Individual Served as Authorized Agent