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Roundup weedkiller was a major factor in man’s cancer, jury decides

March 20, 2019 |

Roundup weedkiller was a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer, a jury found Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in San Francisco came in a lawsuit filed…


L.A. Times – Business

Qualcomm wins and Apple loses the first U.S. jury trial in their global patent dispute

March 16, 2019 |

Qualcomm Inc. won the first U.S. jury trial in its global dispute with Apple Inc. over how much the iPhone maker should pay for using the chipmaker’s patented technology.

A federal jury in San Diego on Friday awarded Qualcomm about $ 31.6 million in damages on its patent infringement claims.

The…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. criminal probe of Facebook is said to extend to grand jury

March 14, 2019 |

A Facebook Inc. investigation by the U.S. Justice Department has broadened to include a grand jury, according to a person familiar with the matter, signaling an escalation in the ongoing federal probes of the company’s data-sharing practices.

A federal grand jury in New York subpoenaed records…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Claimed Jury Was Wrong—Because God Said So

March 7, 2019 |

Told jurors had found a woman guilty of continuous sex trafficking and the sale or purchase of a child, a Texas judge demanded they keep deliberating because God had assured him the defendant was innocent. Comal County District Court Judge Jack Robison received a public warning after claiming on Jan….
Newser

After Reports About Jury, El Chapo Wants New Trial

February 22, 2019 |

The defense team for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of “misconduct” on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge. Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo…
Newser

Grand Jury Reportedly Convened in R. Kelly Case

February 18, 2019 |

R. Kelly is still in hot water: Two sources tell CNN a grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against the singer. Attorney Michael Avenatti announced last week that he had turned over to authorities a videotape that allegedly shows Kelly having sex…
Newser

TMZ: Smollett Case Going to Grand Jury

February 18, 2019 |

The increasingly strange and tangled Jussie Smollett case will be heard by a grand jury this week, according to TMZ , which cites law enforcement sources. The sources say police are keeping an eye on two brothers arrested and released in the case, because they want to make sure the Empire…
Newser

The El Chapo Jury Is Still Deliberating. Here’s Why

February 12, 2019 |

The trial itself was riveting in a made-for-the-movies kind of way. Jurors in the El Chapo case in New York heard about murders , mistresses , daring escapes , massive bribes , and much more. You might have even envied jurors for their front-row seats. Now, not so much. The jury deciding whether Joaquin…
Newser

Jury Decides on Award for Rand Paul Over Yard Attack

January 31, 2019 |

US Sen. Rand Paul has been awarded more than $ 580,000 in damages in his lawsuit against his neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs, the AP reports. The surprise attack by Rene Boucher occurred in 2017 while the Republican lawmaker was doing yard work at his…
Newser

This lawyer found his niche in bedbugs, turning ‘Ewwww!’ into big-dollar jury verdicts

December 30, 2018 |

Brian Virag, 49, is an Encino-based attorney who specializes in suing hotel and apartment owners when guests or tenants have been bitten by bedbugs. His string of jury verdicts in bedbug cases in the last few years has made him a leading expert on bedbug lawsuits.

Specializing in ‘Ewwww!’

When…


L.A. Times – Business