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Issue 20 | May 2018

Transportation Law: Orange County Bicyclist Settles for $9M Amidst National Report Finding Rise in Bicycle, Pedestrian Fatalities

In April 2018, Orange County, CA Plaintiff, Jose Luis Nunez, reached a $9M settlement with a confidential truck-driver defendant after Nunez struck the passenger side of the trailer while riding in an intersection on a flashing “don’t walk” signal.

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By: Silviana Dumitrescu

Toxic Torts: New Jersey Juries Award $117M in Talc, $68M in Pelvic Mesh, National Trend Follows Suit

In Middlesex County, New Jersey, a state jury ordered that Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and Imerys Talc America, an Imerys SA unit (“Imerys”), must pay $117 million in damages in a lawsuit claiming a man developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products.

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By: Mario A. Gonzalez

Featured Transportation Verdict: $4M to Family of Minor Skater Struck by Delivery Van

Rodriguez, et al. v. Ulloa, et al. (Orange Co. Super Ct., No. 30-2016-00853728): On March 7, 2018 a $4,000,000 verdict was reached on behalf of Plaintiffs Ubaldo Rodriguez and Rosa Campos, and against defendants Frederick Ulloa and his employer Floral Supply Syndicate.

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Featured Transportation Verdict: $18.7M Awarded to Family of Surgeon Killed by Bus While Riding Bicycle

Khiabani v. Motor Coach Industries, Inc., et al. (Las Vegas, 8th District Ct., No. A-17-755-977-C): On March 23, 2018 a jury reached an $18.7 million verdict on behalf of the family of Kavyan Khiabani and against defendant Motor Coach Industries, Inc. Khiabani, while riding a bicycle, was drawn underneath and crushed by a 2008 MCI tour bus.

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Featured Asbestos Verdict: $24M Awarded to Shipbuilder Exposed to Asbestos

Lucas v. Certainteed Corporation, et al. (San Francisco Super Ct., No. CGC-16-276549): On November 29, 2017, a $24,000,000 verdict was awarded to plaintiff George Lucas, and against remaining defendant Triple A Machine Shop.

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