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  • West Virginia Jury Awards $16.9 Million To Woman Hurt By Fleeing Wal-Mart Shoplifter
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia jury awarded a woman $16,922,000 for injuries she sustained after being knocked down by a fleeing shoplifter in a Wal-Mart, holding the store 70 percent liable and the shoplifter 30 percent liable on March 4 (Johna Diane Ankrom v. Wal-Mart Stores East L.P., No. 15-319, W. Va. Cir., Wood Co.).

  • Arkansas Wal-Mart Wins Defense Verdict In Trial Over Black Friday Sale Injuries
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - An Arkansas jury found in favor of a Wal-Mart, concluding Feb. 22 that the store was not liable for injuries a customer sustained when she was knocked down during a crowd's rush to buy electronic devices at a pre-Black Friday sale (Krystal Megan Delima v. Wal-Mart Stores Arkansas LLC, 17-5244, W.D. Ark.).

  • Oregon Jury Awards Woman Struck By Train $8.7 Million, Holds Her Partly At Fault
    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon jury awarded a pedestrian $15 million on Feb. 25 for the injuries she sustained when she was hit by a train while crossing the tracks at a station platform but held her 42 percent liable for the accident, reducing her award to $8.7 million (Andrea "Amy" Laing v. Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, et al., No. 17-36490, Ore. Cir., Multnomah Co.).

  • Cruise Passenger Awarded $2 Million By Florida Jury For Negligent Medical Care
    MIAMI - A federal jury in Florida on March 1 found that a cruise ship's medical staff negligently treated a passenger for a heart problem onboard instead of transferring him to a hospital and awarded the passenger $2,084,000 for the resulting severe heart damage (Andre Ow Buland v. NCL [Bahamas] Ltd., No. 17-24167, S.D. Fla.).

  • Mississippi Jury Awards $2 Million To Driver In Intersection Collision
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi jury awarded a driver $2 million on Feb. 28 for economic and noneconomic damages she sustained when her vehicle was hit by another driver at an intersection (Carole Kirkland v. Mary Judith Barnett, No. 17-00474, Miss. Cir., 1st Jud. Dist., Hinds Co.).


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