A jury awarded $3.1 million of a woman who suffered injuries at the hand of a drunk driver. The jury found that the drunk driver was negligent in causing a head on collision that left the plaintiff with multiple injuries, including a broken arm, leg and foot.
Michelin North America has been ordered to pay nearly $12 million to a paralyzed ten year old boy and the families of six other killed in an auto accident. The jurors found that a Goodrich tire plant manufactured a tire that separated and helped cause the wreck.
Low-wage workers are often denied overtime pay and are often paid less than the minimum wage, according to a new study based on a survey of workers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The study also found that 68 percent of the workers interviewed had experienced at least one pay-related violation in the previous work week. In surveying 4,387 workers in various low-wage industries, including apparel manufacturing, child care and discount retailing, the researchers found that the typical worker had lost $51 the previous week through wage violations, out of average weekly earnings of $339. That translates into a 15 percent loss in pay.
A man who was seriously injured in a trucking accident that killed three people has been awarded $18 million. A federal magistrate awarded the damages after a one day bench trial. The plaintiff now requires around-the-clock care in a nursing home.