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Texas Jury Awards $301 Billion To Family Of Drunk Driving Accident Victim

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A large verdict is 7 figures, or over a million. A nuclear verdict is 8 figures, or over $10 million. Billion-dollar verdicts do happen, but only in class-actions alleging multiple wrongful deaths, punitive damages, and intentional misconduct. As an example, Takata, the company that manufactured millions of exploding airbags, lost a multi-billion dollar lawsuit… Read More »

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McDonald’s Sued For Hot Coffee Spills

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

On our blog, we’ve covered hot coffee lawsuits before. They appear to be increasingly more prominent in the news. So, what is the anatomy of a successful hot coffee lawsuit? In this article, we’ll discuss some key points. Understanding negligence in hot coffee lawsuits  McDonald’s became the last company to be sued over hot… Read More »

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Nursing Home Sued After Patient Accidentally Hanged Themself

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A Syracuse, NY nursing home is being sued by the family of a former patient who hanged herself when she slipped on the floor and her nightgown caught on the bathroom door handle. While this may be a freak accident, the woman who died had a care plan that specifically required her to be… Read More »

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Infant Care Center Sued After Death

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

An infant care center has been sued following the death of one of its children. According to the child’s mother, the childcare facility never contacted the mother when the infant began showing signs of distress. The infant vomited once and then refused its bottle. The child then could not hold its head in an… Read More »

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ICE Flights Riddled With Toxic Smoke, Other Dangers

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Yes, foreign nationals, even those in the United States illegally, do have the legal standing to sue the federal government, their employer, or anyone else who negligently causes an injury. However, they often don’t due to the risk of exposure. On the other hand, if they are already on an ICE flight to a… Read More »

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Woman Files Lawsuit After Doughnut Employees Add Insult To Injury

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In our blogs, we’ve talked a bit about hot coffee spills and the mother of all tort lawsuits, the McDonald’s verdict in which a woman successfully sued and won millions of dollars after she spilled hot coffee on herself. Now, a new lawsuit has been filed with similar allegations. A woman claims she was… Read More »

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American Farmers Sue Swiss Manufacturers Of Paraquat

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In a toxic liability lawsuit that could stretch into the billions of dollars, hundreds of American farmers have joined a class to sue the Swiss makers of the chemical known as paraquat, a weed-killer used to prevent the spreading of invasive weeds in farmland. Paraquat kills weeds, but it is also known to cause… Read More »

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Miami Shopper Wins Slip And Fall Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Slip and fall lawsuits don’t always make it to trial. In fact, it’s very unusual for a case like this not to be settled by the store’s general liability insurer. In this case, the plaintiff claimed that she slipped and fell on spilled fabric softener as she was rounding an aisle. The basis for… Read More »

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New Jersey Allows Nursing Home Lawsuit To Proceed

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Right now, there are lawsuits in every state that have been filed against nursing homes during the COVID pandemic. As it stands, it is unclear what percentage of deaths occurred just from nursing homes, but the early figures indicated that the majority of deaths came from in-patient facilities. Just recently, plaintiffs had filed lawsuits… Read More »

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TSA Workers Win Suit Against Airport Over Carbon Monoxide Leak

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Two TSA workers who suffered permanent brain damage related to a carbon monoxide leak won millions in a suit against the airport for which they worked. While you cannot sue your employer in personal injury lawsuits, the TSA workers were not employees of the airport. They are employees of the federal government who work… Read More »

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