Three plaintiffs in a consolidated mass tort trial who had alleged their respective breast cancer diagnoses were directly related to their ingestion of hormone therapy medications have won the first part of their quest to hold a pharmaceutical giant responsible for their conditions.
A woman who was hit by a school bus in January 2007 when she was a high school student, was awarded $14 million by a Bucks County, Pa. jury Dec. 5 for pain and suffering that was the result of the accident that occurred outside Pennsbury High School. The victim, 21-year-old Ashley Zauflik, lost her leg and was in a medically induced coma for a month.
Senior Judge John M. Cleland, the trial judge appointed to handle matters related to the sex abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Gerald A. Sandusky, has issued a decorum order outlining the rules of conduct for the media and public during the preliminary hearing.
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has granted class action status in a case where homeowners who purchased townhouses in a residential development that apparently had high levels of lead and arsenic were suing over their alleged ignorance of the condition of the residential tract.
Philadelphia law firm Ballard Spahr has announced that it has created a new Mortgage Banking Group, and has retained to head the unit four Washington, D.C. attorneys “whose skill and depth of experience put them at the forefront of evolving regulatory developments in the industry,” firm chairman Mark Stewart announced Monday.
Expecting a large turnout given the strong public interest in the case, but working with a venue that’s rather limited in physical size, court officials in central Pennsylvania have decided to hold a “lottery” to award seats to those interested in attending the Jerry Sandusky preliminary hearing.
A security firm based in Northwest Philadelphia has agreed to shuck out $50,000, plus other equitable relief, in a case in which a former employee alleged she was terminated for wearing a religious head covering on the job.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that attorneys fees in a class action lawsuit against Kia Motors America were inappropriate.
There have been two new developments in the ongoing litigation of the allegations of sexual abuse involving priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Allentown's Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, which operates as Diakon Hospice Saint John (Diakon), reached a settlement for violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) by paying the U.S. government $10.56 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe issued an order Dec. 1 postponing hundreds of sheriff's sales of properties for which the mortgages have been foreclosed.
Lancaster attorney Kenneth G. Reidenbach, 61, was convicted Dec. 1 of fraud charges in connection with three bankruptcy proceedings in which he represented the debtors.
Charges were filed Nov. 30 against four people who allegedly defrauded the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.