Latest Personal Injury Law News

Court: Victims of train derailment may not file suit together (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
Thursday November 30th 2006, 11:55 pm Filed under Accident lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - People displaced by a southern Illinois train derailment that released toxic chemicals in 2003 may not file a lawsuit together, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. [News Source]

Jury awards widow $850,000 in asbestos case (Great News Network)
Thursday November 30th 2006, 10:08 pm Filed under Asbestos lawsuit

Bloomington, Illinois, USA - A McLean County jury awarded $850,000 to a widow whose husband died of mesothelioma. It was the third McLean County lawsuit in 14 months won by plaintiffs accusing a company of conspiring to hide asbestos dangers. [News Source]

Jury awards widow $850,000 in asbestos case (Great News Network)
Thursday November 30th 2006, 10:08 pm Filed under Asbestos lawsuit

It was the third McLean County lawsuit in 14 months won by plaintiffs accusing a company of conspiring to hide asbestos dangers. [News Source]

Rule tries to deter sexual harassment (China Daily)
Thursday November 30th 2006, 9:27 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

XI'AN: Lawmakers in Shaanxi are drafting a provincial-level regulation that will strengthen the Women's Rights Protection Law in an effort to better deter sexual harassment. [News Source]

Family Says Loved One’s Life Signed Away at Local Hospital Without Authorization (First Coast News)
Thursday November 30th 2006, 7:19 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- At 82 years old, Hector Soto-Velez was active. A father to six, he was also known as Papi to more than a dozen grandkids. "He was my hero. He was a man of great integrity," says his daughter, Debbie Wade. [News Source]

Think twice before you whistle at, or ogle, women (China Daily)
Thursday November 30th 2006, 6:55 pm Filed under Sexual harassment lawsuit

XI'AN: Lawmakers in Shaanxi are drafting a provincial-level regulation that will strengthen the Women's Rights Protection Law in an effort to better deter sexual harassment. [News Source]

HP Faces Expanded Civil Lawsuit in Spying Case (Slashdot)
Thursday November 30th 2006, 6:02 pm Filed under Shareholder lawsuit

narramissic writes "ITworld is reporting that a shareholder lawsuit against HP for pretexting has been expanded to include charges of insider stock trading. On top of everything else, eight executives implicated in the spying ring also participated in the sale of 1.7 million shares of the company. " From the article: "An amended complaint filed Wednesday in the Superior Court of California for [News Source]