A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld nearly $7 million in compensatory and punitive damages awarded to an insurance brokerage, B.G. Balmer & Co. Inc. Read more
The judge also ruled that acts by New GM personnel or knowledge of New GM personnel, including any knowledge that the employees may have acquired while previously working at Old GM, may be i... Read more
The Fifth Circuit has ruled in a split en banc decision that survivors of a worker killed in a barge-mounted drilling rig accident cannot collect punitive damages under general maritime law.... Read more
U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty has rejected the attempt by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. to get the combined $9 billion punitive-damage award returned by a jury thro... Read more
The failure to include an element of punishment in the GM compensation plan is disturbing. It’s most significant that General Motors own lawyers have told the automaker that it will face pun... Read more
U.S. District Judge Mark. R. Hornak has ruled that Pennsylvania product liability law permitting unlimited punitive damages controls three suits alleging Novartis Pharmaceutical’s bone drug,... Read more
The West Virginia Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its decision involving DuPont and the $100 million award of punitive damages awarded in a pollution case. DuPont had asked the Court... Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Pfizer Inc.’s appeal of a ruling that ordered a retrial on the amount of punitive damages that should be awarded to a woman who developed breast can... Read more
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Baxter Healthcare Services were ordered by a jury last month to pay a combined $500 million in punitive damages to a Nevada man who contracted Hepatitis C... Read more
A Philadelphia jury returned a verdict for $5 million in punitive damages last month against Jeanes Hospital and a Wyncote nursing home in the death of a man who developed ultimately fatal b... Read more
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