Out-of-state businesses afraid of Philadelphia's court should pay attention to coming Superior Court decision
HARRISBURG – Plaintiffs lawyers and the business community await a ruling from an en banc panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, which is deciding whether the state can require companies who wish to do business here to consent to also being sued here.
Philadelphia now the top-ranked 'Judicial Hellhole'; Massive verdicts, like $8B Risperdal case, cited
WASHINGTON – In an annual report of “Judicial Hellholes” released today by the American Tort Reform Association, Philadelphia has claimed the No. 1 ranking – in part due to a historic $8 billion punitive damages verdict rendered this year in litigation connected to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
LANCASTER – Counsel for the estate of a 56 year-old Pennsylvania woman and her 22 year-old son left seriously injured from a fatal September 2018 tractor-trailer accident in East Hempfield Township, reached a $13 million settlement with a national trucking firm whose driver allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel and caused the crash.