The widow of a USC linebacker who had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) failed to prove that his death resulted from his repeated head injuries while playing football.
Several Olympic gold medalists and dozens of other women are seeking $1 billion based on a failure to investigate sexual abuse allegations against sports doctor Larry Nassar, who worked for the U.S. women's gymnastics team and Michigan State University.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a special investigation into a Michigan car accident involving a Tesla, calling attention to safety issues with its self driving technology.
The mother of an 18-year-old Juul user who passed away due to respiratory complications has filed what appears to be the first wrongful death lawsuit against vaping company Juul. The lawsuit alleges that the teen was first exposed to Juul's advertising in 2015, became strongly addicted to its nicotine vaping products, and in 2018 was found dead by his father.
On Monday, September 9, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the compensatory damages award of $5.25 million in litigation stemming from author John Steinbeck's estate, brought by Steinbeck's stepdaughter, Waverly Scott Kaffaga. In its ruling, the Ninth Circuit vacated the $7.9 million punitive damage award against Steinbeck's daughter-in-law, Gail Knight Steinbeck.