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Plaintiff’s Coal Gasification Claims Go Up in Smoke, $13 Million Verdict on Defendant’s Counterclaim Remains

In MidAmerica C2L Inc. v. Siemens Energy Inc., 25 F.4th 1312 (11th Cir. Feb. 15, 2022), the Eleventh Circuit rejected an appeal from a $13.2 million verdict for the defendant in a lawsuit over coal gasification equipment. In an opinion written by Judge Barbara Lagoa and joined by Judges Newsom and Branch, the court affirmed, holding that the district court did not err by (a) excluding...

The Second Time’s a Charm: Jury Deliberations Resume After Partial Delivery of Inconsistent Verdict

Wright Medical Technology, Inc., appealed from a $2,100,000 judgment entered against it following a jury trial, arguing that the jury had been improperly instructed as a matter of Utah law and also that the district judge should not have ordered the jury to continue deliberations after the deputy clerk began to read what turned out to be an inconsistent verdict. The Eleventh Circuit,...