With unprecedented court closures now entering their third month, many of you have been using that time to study some of the biggest trials and best attorneys we have covered. Our 10 most-watched trials over the last several weeks include a slate of headline-grabbing product liability cases, as well as a blockbuster truck crash case.
10. Driscoll v. Harrison Medical Center, et al.
Shortly after openings at trial over claims medical negligence led to a child’s brain damage, parties reached a settlement. Our coverage of this trial includes jury selection.
9. Bronson v. Foley
The aunt of former Olympic gold medalist and reality television star Shawn Johnson East was awarded $4 million at trial over injuries she contends she suffered when she was struck by a drunk driver.
8. Spencer-Smith v. Cafe 290
An Atlanta-area jazz club prevailed at a $2 million slip-and-fall trial that left a clubgoer with serious back and hip injuries.7. Snyder v. R.J. Reynolds
Jurors handed down a $12.5 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds for the role they found the company played in the death of a former police officer who smoked for decades.6. McGinnis v. C.R. Bard
A New Jersey jury hit C.R. Bard with a $68 million verdict, including $35 million in punitives, in the first case to go to trial in the state over the company’s allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants.
5. Fong, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson prevailed in a California state court claim that the company’s talc-based Baby Powder caused her mesothelioma.
4. Barden, et al v. Johnson & Johnson
A New Jersey state court jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $750 million in punitive damages to four plaintiffs claiming they were exposed to asbestos in the company’s cosmetic talc products, but the trial judge later reduced the award to $186.5 million.
3. Dinh, et al. v. Ride the Ducks Int’l, et al.
A Washington state court jury handed down a $123 million verdict for victims of a duck boat crash that left five people dead and nearly 60 injured.
2. Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson
A Missouri jury hit Johnson & Johnson with a $4.69 billion verdict for the role it found the company played in the ovarian cancer 22 women developed after using its talc-based products.
1. Lennig v. CRST, et al.
Jurors awarded $52.8 million at trial over brain injuries a pair of brothers claim they suffered when a big rig crossed a road’s center line and hit their truck head-on.
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