Attorney Kyle Roby wins $850,000 settlement in truck accident for client

Attorney Kyle Roby wins $850,000 settlement in truck accident for client Read More


Talcum powder case brings $70 million verdict against Johnson and Johnson

By Jessica Surber, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP A Missouri jury found in favor of a woman who developed ovarian cancer after long-term use of talcum powder in her genital area, awarding her $70 million in damages in late October. This is the third large verdict against Johnson and Johnson in 2016, with two other juries handing out $55 million and $72 million verdicts to women or their families who were affected by ovarian cancer after the women’s long-term use of talcum powder products. Johnson and Johnson is the maker of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, both products containing talc that have been used by women in the genital area for decades. The public recently learned that Johnson and Johnson and other companies knew of this product’s link to ovarian cancer, but continued to market the product as safe for such use. Read More


Federal Court of Appeals affirms $525,000 verdict against retail store in Tennessee in slip and fall injury suit

By Kurt Maier, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP The basic components of a negligence case are duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. In slip and fall injury cases, called premises liability cases in legal terms, an injured person must also show that the owner or operator of the premises either caused the hazardous condition that led to his or her injuries or had constructive notice of. The constructive notice element of proof can be shown in several ways, including proof that the dangerous or defective condition had been in place for a length of time sufficient for the defendant to have become aware of the condition in the exercise of reasonable care. Constructive notice can also be shown through the defendant's recurring conduct or a continuing condition. Of course, each case is unique, and disagreements can certainly arise as to whether a defendant was constructively notified of a particular situation. In some such cases, video surveillance footage can be an important piece of evidence, even if the slip and fall injury in question was not captured on camera. Read More