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  • TOXIC TORTS: CA COURT GRANTS MONSANTO NEW TRIAL UNLESS PLAINTIFFS AGREE TO REDUCE $2 BILLION AWARD TO $86.7 MILLION
    On July 25, 2019, the California Superior Court for Alameda County denied a defendant’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (“JNOV”) in a Roundup personal injury trial that ended earlier this year in a $2 billion verdict. The Court also granted ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • WORKPLACE INJURY SETTLEMENT: PAVING FOREMAN GRANTED $1.2 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT AFTER BEING RUN OVER BY COMMERCIAL TRUCKE INJURY SETTLEMENT: PAVING FOREMAN GRANTED $1.2 MILLION IN SETTLEMENT AFTER BEING RUN OVER BY COMMERCIAL TRUCK
    Andrade, et al. v. South Valley Transport, Inc., et al. (Calif Super Ct. Kern Cty No. BCV-17-102063): On March 15, 2019 plaintiff Armando Andrade was awarded $1.2 million in a settlement with defendants South Valley Transport Inc. and Triple-E Trucking ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • TRANSPORTATION: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFERS GUIDANCE FOR COMPENSATING DRIVERS FOR TIME SPENT SLEEPING
    A recent opinion letter issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (“USDOL”) reflects a shift in the Department’s intention with respect to wage and hour laws as applied to a driver’s time spent sleeping. Specifically, the new rule provided that “the time ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP