July 2007

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Contract Held Not Binding Although Written in Blood

On Monday, a judge in Orange County Superior Court ruled against Kim Jin-Soo, refusing to enforce a contract to pay him over $140,000.  Judge Corey Cramin ruled after a bench trial that there was no consideration for the contract, despite…

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Court Reverses The Taster’s $15-Million Award

On June 29, the California Court of Appeal reversed the judgment for Russell Christoff in his lawsuit against Nestle’s.  As I’ve written about before, Christoff, a former model, happened to be in a store one day in 2002 and saw…

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Six-Figure Award in Case of Golf Cart v. Chevy Cavalier

Madison County, Illinois, is not the lawsuit-lottery capital of the world like it used to be, but juries seem to still be pretty generous.  Last week, a jury awarded William Clawson over $111,000 for injuries he suffered after he drove…