Actual Damages

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Ohio bill would lower penalties for housing discrimination

Calling it “fundamentally un-American,” advocates of low-income housing in Ohio are teaming upto fight legislation that they argue would reduce penalties for housing discrimination and chillefforts to root out the problem.Backed by the National Real Estate ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

The smoking gun

On July 18, after deliberating 11 hours, a Pensacola jury awarded Robinson $16.8 million in compensatory damages. Then, after seven more hours of deliberation, it gave her $23.6 billion in punitive damages — a record amount for an individual lawsuit spun ... [Published Register-Guard - 2 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Musicians and Writers Sue GM and Ford for Copyright Infringement

An alliance of music copyright owners sued General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. for infringement by not paying royalties for the devices installed in their cars that record CDs.The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, Inc. (AARC) alleges that ... [Published JD Supra - 13 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

McDonald's ordered to pay $27M in deaths of teens

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside the fast-food restaurant. In ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 11 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Patrick signs law replacing buffer zone provision struck down by Supreme Court

Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday signed into law a bill aimed at curbing harassment and obstruction outside abortion clinics, just over a month after the Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s buffer zone law that kept protesters 35 feet ... [Published Boston Globe - 15 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Mealey's Insurance - Judge: No Coverage For Damages Against Attorney Over Sale Of Indian Burial Ground

BOSTON - A Massachusetts federal judge on July 29 found that there is no coverage under a professional liability insurance policy for jury awards against an attorney for $397,000 in actual damages and $20,000 for professional negligence stemming from ... [Published Mealey - 16 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Aviation laws fall short of standard

Taiwan’s regulations concerning air carriers’ liability for damages, as laid down in the Civil Aviation Act (民用航空法), are seriously out of line with the two major international aviation conventions — the 1929 Warsaw Convention, with its associated protocols ... [Published Taipei Times Online - 17 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Witness only closings in West Virginia and notary fees: is your bank at risk for a class action lawsuit?

In a class action lawsuit filed in West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia recently held in Dijkstra v. Carenbauer et al(Civil Action No. 5:11-CV-152, Document Nos. 210 and 242) that the closing of real ... [Published Lexology - 20 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Failure To Adhere To Years-Old Litigation Hold May Have Cost Drug Company Billions

A federal court jury in Louisiana imposed $6 billion in punitive damages, along with $1.5 million in actual damages, on a drug company, in a closely watched case:  In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products, Liability Litigation. A spoliation ruling from the ... [Published Today's General Counsel - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Constant Whine-a-Thon

The brother-in-law of a friend of mine died recently. He was 76, a good age considering his lifestyle. He had spent many years from morning till night sitting in a corner with his Spanish red wine, smoking and watching television. It was not a way of ... [Published LewRockwell.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Video: IP Lawyer Discusses Why Eastern District Leads Nation in Compensatory Damages

Mike Wilson, an IP lawyer and partner in Dallas Munck Wilson Mandala, discusses a recent report showing that the Eastern District of Texas leads the nation in patent infringement compensatory damage awards. However, there are more reasons behind the $5 ... [Published Texas Lawyer - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Mass. legislature approves abortion clinic protest bill

The Legislature today sent a bill aimed at curbing harassment and obstruction outside abortion clinics to Governor Deval Patrick, who is expected to soon sign it into the law.The bill was crafted following the US Supreme Court’s June ruling striking down ... [Published Boston Globe - Jul 29 2014]

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...Paschal claimed that Jeffrey and Elizabeth did "everything in their power to harm the plaintiff and to force the plaintiff to drop her claim to be the common law spouse."
...more important than late-night revenue," says attorney Chris Hamilton of Dallas Standly Hamilton, LLP, lead trial counsel for the teens' families. "The night these two kids died, this was a dangerous location, and McDonald's knew it. Yet they did nothing to prevent their senseless deaths."
...Although it has ancient roots—see Rodney A Smolla's Law of Defamation § 1:2 (noting that "centuries ago the remedy for defamation was to cut out the offender's tongue" )—the tort of defamation is very much alive today (minus the tongue extractions), including in the workplace
"Any claim that the bill substantially deviates from federal law is inexplicably meritless" Seitz stated

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Ohio bill would lower penalties for housing dis... [Published Columbus Dispatch - 1 hour ago]
The smoking gun [Published Register-Guard - 2 hours ago]
Hawash Meade Gaston Neese & Cicack LLP Obtains ... [Published PRWeb - 3 hours ago]
74 Former Scanstyle Employees In Court [Published Daily Guide Ghana - 6 hours ago]
Unlucky-in-love Kamloops lawyer launches lawsuit [Published Kamloops This Week - 9 hours ago]
A new Ohio weapon against patent trolls? [Published Lexology - 10 hours ago]
McDonald's ordered to pay $27M in deaths of teens [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 11 hours ago]
Cap will force county to pay $1.3M less in Leon... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - 13 hours ago]
LawyersandSettlements.com [Published Lawyers & Settlements - 13 hours ago]
Injury Lawyer News [Published Fair Warning - 13 hours ago]
Musicians and Writers Sue GM and Ford for Copyr... [Published JD Supra - 13 hours ago]
Texas Jury Awards $27 Million Verdict against M... [Published FinanzNachrichten.de - 15 hours ago]
Patrick signs law replacing buffer zone provisi... [Published Boston Globe - 15 hours ago]
Mealey's Insurance - Judge: No Coverage For Da... [Published Mealey - 16 hours ago]
Employment Law: Interoffice Communication Can L... [Published Connecticut Law Tribune - 16 hours ago]
Aviation laws fall short of standard [Published Taipei Times Online - 17 hours ago]
Bill to cap housing discrimination penalties wo... [Published Cleveland.com - 18 hours ago]
US Widow Awarded $23.6bn Tobacco Payout [Published Modern Ghana - 18 hours ago]
Mountain Law: Are parents legally responsible f... [Published Summit Daily News - 19 hours ago]
California Court of Appeal Rules Damages Are Un... [Published JD Supra - 20 hours ago]
Witness only closings in West Virginia and nota... [Published Lexology - 20 hours ago]
No harm, no foul — appellate court finds no CMI... [Published The Lawyer - 21 hours ago]
Failure To Adhere To Years-Old Litigation Hold ... [Published Today's General Counsel - 23 hours ago]
Democrats push making labor organizing a 'civil... [Published Washington Examiner - Jul 30 2014]
The Constant Whine-a-Thon [Published LewRockwell.com - Jul 30 2014]
Half Yearly Report [Published TrustNet - Jul 30 2014]
Publication: No Harm, No Foul – Appellate Court... [Published Pillsbury Law - Jul 30 2014]
Mark Pilarski: Finders keepers? Not in Pennsylv... [Published Detroit Free Press - Jul 30 2014]
Video: IP Lawyer Discusses Why Eastern District... [Published Texas Lawyer - Jul 30 2014]
Pay me now: Court of Appeal delivers lessons on... [Published Lexology - Jul 30 2014]
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USPS Sued By Feds For Labeling Whistle-Blower A... [Published The Consumerist - Jul 28 2014]
( Taro the Shiba Inu ) If you think an employee of yours might be too quick to gripe or prone to exaggerated complaints, there are proper ways to handle that situation. Among those accepted methods is not falsely telling others that he’s a terrorist ...
4 Rights You Have Against Debt Collectors [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 28 2014]
Source: Thinkstock They’ll call you at work, call you at home, and on your cell phone. They may even text you or call your loved ones — debt collectors can be relentless. Their job being to settle or negotiate payments for an overdue or delinquent ...
Musician Whose Works Are At Center Of Copyright... [Published Techdirt - Jul 23 2014]
A couple days ago, someone sent me the lawsuit that Ultra Records and Ultra International Music Publishing had filed against Michelle Phan, an incredibly successful "YouTube star" who has over six million subscribers to her YouTube channel where she ...
Yuba CA Jury Awards $15 Million in Punitive Dam... [Published Livinglies's Weblog - Jul 23 2014]
So let’s say you are thinking that those deadbeat borrowers are just trying to get out of debts they owe. And to spice things up the borrowers say it is the bank who screwed everything up, not me. And you laugh at their pathetic attempt to save face ...
Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit From 20,000 E... [Published MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories - Jul 23 2014]
Apple is facing a class action lawsuit in California over a number of alleged Labor Code violations, with the company being accused of not providing timely meal breaks, timely rest breaks, and timely final paychecks, reports TechCrunch .Plaintiffs bring ...
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Sandy Spring Bancorp to Reserve Funds in Second... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - May 16 2014]
$32 Million Dominos Verdict Named a Top 100 Ver... [Published Financial Services - Mar 24 2014]
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