April 20, 1999 |
A federal judge granted the union representing American Airlines pilots 10 more days to pay $10 million toward damages for the airline caused by a work slowdown. The Allied Pilots Assn. said U.S. District Judge Joe Kendall in Dallas granted a stay until April 28 for the deposit on total damages of $45.5 million--more than the union's assets of about $38 million.
March 10, 1987 |
Stewart Granger was awarded damages by London's High Court today over allegations in a book that Richard Burton seduced Granger's second wife, actress Jean Simmons. A biography of the late Burton by Penny Junor claimed that he seduced Simmons in the Granger home while Granger was asleep in another room. Granger, 73, who now lives in California, was awarded "substantial" damages, his lawyer said.
March 25, 1987 |
Los Angeles County juries awarded punitive damages averaging nearly twice as much as those in Chicago courts and 3 1/2 times the average amount in San Francisco over a five-year period, according to a study by the Rand Corporation's Institute for Civil Justice.
October 21, 2008 |
Parmalat has been ordered to pay Citigroup $364 million in damages after a New Jersey state court jury found that the bank did not aid executives in looting the Italian dairy company before its collapse in 2003. Parmalat had been seeking $1.92 billion in damages in the case, filed in Superior Court of Bergen County, N.J., alleging that Citigroup Inc. aided and abetted a breach of fiduciary duty. The decision is subject to Parmalat's applications to set aside the verdict in trial court, the company said.
July 26, 2006 |
A commission created by Congress to consider changing U.S. antitrust law defeated a proposal to let judges reduce damages for thwarting competition imposed on companies such as Microsoft Corp. The Antitrust Modernization Commission, meeting in Washington, voted 8 to 3 to preserve the existing law, which permits individuals and companies to collect triple damages if they can prove they were harmed by anti-competitive practices such as price-fixing or illegal protection of a monopoly.
June 10, 1987
The verdict by a federal jury in Wyoming was recently affirmed by a U.S. district judge, who lowered damages from $549 million but refused to overturn the finding. The damages were awarded to Colorado Interstate, a unit of Coastal Corp. of Houston, against MidCon Corp., a pipeline subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum of Los Angeles, in a dispute over natural gas prices. Oxy said it will appeal to the 10th U.S.
June 29, 2000 |
Monsanto Co. says a California appeals court ruled it is not required to pay Mycogen Corp. $175 million in damages in a licensing dispute over technology for pest-resistant crops. The state Court of Appeals found that jurors improperly awarded the damages to Mycogen, a San Diego-based unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops, manufactures and markets biopesticides and alternatives to chemical pesticides, Monsanto said in a release. Monsanto is a unit of Peapack, N.J.-based Pharmacia Corp.
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June 19, 2006 |
A judge has reduced punitive damages awarded to the family of a man poisoned by his wife, cutting $90 million from the amount returned by a jury in March. A Superior Court jury found Kristin Rossum guilty in a civil trial, four years after she was convicted in a criminal case of killing Gregory de Villers in one of San Diego's most notorious murder cases. The jury ordered Rossum to pay $4.5 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages. But last week, Judge John S.
April 27, 1990 |
Two members of the so-called "Victorville Five" were told by a Los Angeles federal judge Thursday that they can accept a reduced judgment against San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies accused of beating them or opt for a new trial on the question of damages. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima declared in a written ruling that a total of $840,000 in damages awarded to Victor Serrano, 26, and Auro Ruiz, 34, was "excessive and contrary to the weight of the evidence."
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November 8, 2007 |
Dole Foods of Westlake Village should be liable for civil punishment for concealing health dangers posed to workers by a pesticide used on its Nicaraguan banana plantations 30 years ago, jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom decided Wednesday. The decision clears the way for punitive damages in addition to the $3.2 million that jurors awarded the workers earlier this week to compensate them for their injuries.