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  • San Diego jury’s $185 million punitive damages verdict not the last word Friday, November 21, 2014 � by jg

    The jury did exactly what it set out to do — draw attention to AutoZone’s blatant employment discrimination — but both the plaintiff and the company know nothing close to $185 million will ever change hands.

  • Microwave popcorn chemical leads to $7 million verdict for “popcorn lung” Thursday, September 20, 2012 � by jg

    A federal court jury in Denver awarded the verdict to a man whose lung damage is believed to have been caused by inhaling a chemical used in the butter flavoring of microwave popcorn.

  • Elder abuse leads to $28 million punitive damages award Thursday, May 13, 2010 � by jg

    Sacramento Bee: The award comes after a 79-year-old woman died in an Auburn nursing home in 2005 from an infected bedsore after breaking her hip in a fall.