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  • $101 Million Awarded By New York Jury To Worker Knocked Off Event Booth
    NEW YORK - A New York jury awarded $101 million on Dec. 9 to a man who was severely injured when a forklift collided with the booth he was setting up at an event, causing him to fall 10 feet to the ground (Mark Perez v. Live Nation Worldwide Inc., No. 158373/2013, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

  • $70.5 Million Awarded By California Jury To Family Injured In Truck Collision
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A mother and her two children were awarded more than $70.5 million for physical and emotional injuries they sustained when a commercial hauler ran a red light and hit their SUV. A California judge finalized what a plaintiffs' attorney called a record personal injury award for Kern County on Jan. 7 (Tomasa Cuevas, et al. v. Rai Transport Inc., et al., No. BCV-18-100615, Calif. Super., Kern Co.).

  • Oregon Federal Jury Awards $9.65 Million To 2 Bicyclists Hit By Truck In Bike Lane
    PORTLAND, Ore. - A jury in an Oregon federal court awarded $9.25 million on Dec. 13 to a man who was injured when a tractor-trailer struck him while he was bicycling in a highway's bike lane and $400,000 to his bicycling companion, who was also hurt (Eric Moutal, et al. v. Exel Inc., No. 3:17-cv-01444, D. Ore.).

  • Ikea To Pay $46 Million In Pennsylvania Deal To Parents Of Child Crushed By Dresser
    PHILADELPHIA - Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea agreed to pay $46 million to the parents of a 2-year-old who died after a dresser fell on him, a plaintiff's firm announced Jan. 6. The settlement ends litigation filed in a Pennsylvania state court and is believed to be the largest recovery for wrongful death of a child in U.S. history, according to the firm (Joleen Dudek, et al. v. Ikea U.S. Retail LLC, et al., No. 171204131, Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Co.).

  • $23.9 Million Jury Award Finalized By Washington Judge For Newborn's Brain Damage
    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - A Washington judge entered judgment Dec. 20 on a $23.9 million jury award to a girl born with significant brain damage as a result of a lack of oxygen during her birth, who will require care for the rest of her life, and her parents (Bruce A. Wolf, et al. v. GE Healthcare, et al., No. 19-2-01745-18, Wash. Super., Kitsap Co.).

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