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Judge: Default judgment of $7.5M stands (access required)

Despite the defendant’s protest that its failure to respond to a workplace accident lawsuit was a result of “excusable neglect,” a federal judge refused to set aside a jury’s verdict worth at least $7.5 million. The case presented a choice between upholding the finality of judgments and affording both sides a chance to try the case ...