Each month, CVN’s hottest-trials list highlights the most-watched and discussed trials from our video archive of hundreds of cases around the country. Our hottest trials in February include recent high-stakes trials as well as a slate of blockbuster cases that continue to resonate long after the juries delivered their verdicts.
10. Donley v. E&S Landscaping
A South Florida jury awarded $3 million for the death of a Florida doctor who died in a bicycle crash with a landscaping truck, but found the landscaping company only 30% responsible for the wreck.
9. 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 centerline and hit their truck head-on.
8. 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.
7. Henry v. Brenntag North America, et al.
Johnson & Johnson scored a key victory when New Jersey state court jurors delivered the first defense verdict in a talc powder trial in the company’s home state.
6. 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.
5. 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.
4. Garcia v. Tri-Modal Distribution Services, Inc., et al.
A California jury handed down an $11.05 million verdict for the family of a man who died in a crash with an allegedly improperly parked big rig.
3. Herford v. Johnson & Johnson
A California jury cleared Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier of responsibility for the mesothelioma death of a woman who used J&J’s talc-based products.
2. Lockhart v. Bloom, et al.
A Georgia woman reached a $1 million settlement with one of the doctors she claims is responsible for the loss of her leg, soon after jurors found the physician partially liable on a $4.7 million award, and days after a verdict was directed in favor of the second doctor she claims is at fault.
1. 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.
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