Portland, Oregon - An Oregon state court held yesterday that executives at the Golden Temple natural foods company unjustly enriched themselves at the expense of the Sikh religious community.
Sarasota, Florida - Partners from the prestigious law firm Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen are no strangers to Sarasota courtrooms, but in a legal malpractice trial that began this week they are not representing clients. They are the clients.
Sury v. R.J. Reynolds (Jacksonville, Florida)
A jury reached a $1 million verdict Monday morning in the Sury v. RJ Reynolds Engle Tobacco trial. Specifically they found the plaintiff, William Sury, 60% at fault with the remaining fault split between RJ Reynolds and Lorillard evenly, each with 20%. There were no punitive damages awarded.
New Jersey is home to another Accutane toxic tort trial, as plaintiff Priya Tanna sues Roche to recover for her permanent injuries. Tanna started using the prescription Accutane as a 15 year old and has since developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
A Florida jury awarded plaintiff, David Milian just over $1 million Thursday afternoon in his suit against Miami nightspot Nikki Beach Club. Specifically, the jury awarded $150,000 for loss of earnings, $100,000 for hospital and medical bills from the past and into the future, and $800,000 for pain suffering and mental anguish.