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  • MGM, Plaintiffs Settle Las Vegas Shooting Suits For Up To $800 Million
    LAS VEGAS - Counsel representing the victims of the 2017 mass shooting at Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more announced Oct. 3 that they reached a settlement that could total up to $800 million with MGM Resorts International, the resort's owner and operator.

  • Maryland Judge Trims Record $229 Million Award For Child To $205.3 Million
    BALTIMORE - After applying the state's cap on noneconomic damages, a Maryland judge on Sept. 23 reduced a record $229.6 million jury award to $205.3 million for a child who suffered severe brain damage during delivery after her mother decided against a cesarean section based on misleading information (Zubida Byrom, et al. v. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc., No. 24-C-18-002909, Md. Cir., Baltimore City).

  • Missouri Judge Finalizes Record $7.68 Million Award For Baby's Forceps Injuries
    JOPLIN, Mo. - A Missouri trial court judge entered judgment on a $7.68 million jury award on Sept. 18 for the severe brain injuries a baby suffered when an obstetrician used forceps to deliver him. The award is believed to be a record medical malpractice award for the county (Mary Hunt, et al. v. Freeman Health Systems, et al., No. 17-00332, Mo. Cir., Jasper Co.).

  • $32.1 Million Awarded By Kentucky Jury To Family Of Driver Who Died After Collision
    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. - A Kentucky jury awarded $32.1 million on Oct. 3 to the widower and two children of a woman who died after a dump truck crossed a highway's center line and hit her vehicle head-on. The jury held the truck driver 50 percent liable for the compensatory and punitive damage awards and a hauling company and its owners 50 percent liable (Estate of Marie Garmon, et al. v. Eric Jenkins, et al., No. 12-00395, Ky. Cir., Anderson Co.).

  • California Appeals Court Affirms $5.4 Million Award Over Fatal 3-Vehicle Crash
    SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals court on Sept. 27 rejected arguments by a driver who was held 15 percent liable for a $5.4 million jury award that his speeding was not a substantial factor in causing a three-car accident that killed a man and severely injured his wife (Young M. Kim, et al. v. Ouramdane Zarour, No. A152133, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 4, 2019 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6537).

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