VERDICT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VERDICT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207833-79/tobacco-company-husband-message.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207833-79/tobacco-company-husband-message.html.csp">Widow: Jury sent tobacco company a $23B message</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VERENA DOBNIK and JENNIFER KAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:50:29.27-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco. Legal experts and industry analysts say the punitive damages — $23,623,718,906.62, to be precise — almost certainly will be significantly reduced on appeal, if not thrown out entirely. In another major tobacco trial, a $28 billion verdict in a 2002 case in Los Angeles turned into $28 million after appeals. But Cynthia Robinson of Pensacola says the figu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582078332014-07-21T16:50:29.27-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:50:29.27-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207833@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:50:29 MDT Jury awards widow of smoker $23.6B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201993-68/tobacco-damages-court-reynolds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201993-68/tobacco-damages-court-reynolds.html.csp">Jury awards widow of smoker $23.6B</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER KAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • A Florida jury has slammed the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. That ruling also said smokers and their families need only prove addiction and that smoking caused their illnesses or deaths. Last year, Florida...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582019932014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T20:58:09.447-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201993@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:58:09 MDT $14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58169777-77/stow-security-dodgers-jurors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58169777-77/stow-security-dodgers-jurors.html.csp">$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT JABLON and ANDREW DALTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T15:47:02.476-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Three years after his savage beating at the hands of Los Angeles fans at Dodger Stadium drew attention to sporting event violence, Bryan Stow was awarded about $14 million when a jury found the team was negligent. For one juror, the award to the 45-year-old paramedic and San Francisco Giants fan who is now brain damaged sent a clear message about the need for better security at sporting events. The Dodgers “did have a (security) plan but somewhere along the line that plan broke. An...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581697772014-07-11T15:47:02.476-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-11T15:47:02.476-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169777@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:47:02 MDT Utah Court of Appeals overturns Salt Lake City murder conviction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58147038-78/court-johnson-jury-murder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58147038-78/court-johnson-jury-murder.html.csp">Utah Court of Appeals overturns Salt Lake City murder conviction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:05:13.205-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Court of Appeals has reversed a 2010 murder conviction based on a misstatement in a jury instruction. The 2-1 ruling came in the case of Michael Waddell Johnson, now 69, who was convicted in the beating and strangling of his former common-law wife, Cathy Cobb. The decision, handed down Thursday, sends the case back to 3rd District Court for a new trial. Cobb, 40, is believed to have died Jan. 10, 1998, in her Salt Lake City apartment. Her son, William Hall, found her body two days late...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147038@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:05:13 MDT Ex-girlfriend’s testimony key to murder conviction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126756-68/mazzaglia-marriott-trial-mcdonough.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126756-68/mazzaglia-marriott-trial-mcdonough.html.csp">Ex-girlfriend’s testimony key to murder conviction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LYNNE TUOHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T11:17:02.788-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dover, N.H. • Defense lawyers and prosecutors stressed one thing throughout the trial of a 31-year-old man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student: The key was the truthfulness of the defendant’s ex-girlfriend. The jury decided Friday that Kathryn McDonough, the star witness in Seth Mazzaglia’s murder trial, was telling the truth, convicting Mazzaglia of first- and second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott in October 2012. McDonough...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126756@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:17:02 MDT