Supreme Court declines to hear J&J’s appeal of $140 million verdictJanuary 21, 2016

Reuters reports that the US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $140 million Massachusetts jury verdict that found the company liable for failing to warn that Children’s Motrin (ibuprofen) could cause a severe skin condition. The jury verdict was one of the largest ever awarded in Massachusetts state …

Injury Claim Headed for US Supreme CourtApril 9, 2015

A plaintiff who suffered a back and neck injury at the hands of a drunk driver and spent most of his compensation money on legal fees and care for himself and his young daughter has successfully petitioned to have the US Supreme Court decide if he needs to pay back more than $120,000 to his …

NJ Supreme Court will hear KFC mode-of-operation caseDecember 23, 2014

A case that is currently before the New Jersey Supreme Court—Prioleau v. KFC—may dramatically impact the mode-of-operation doctrine. In Prioleau v. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc., 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS 29 (App.Div. Mar. 3, 2014), the Appellate Division decided that it was an error for the trial court to charge the jury with the mode of …