PITTSBURGH – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 16 dismissed a motion to dismiss by the defendant in a lawsuit in which a woman is suing a medical service company for allegedly not paying overtime to therapists treating prison inmates.
PHILADELPHIA – A former teacher accused of sexually molesting a student 25 years ago is asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to reverse a judgment that letters sent by attorneys describing the abuse were confidential and protected.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ordered attorneys representing both sides in a case stemming from the Grenfell Tower fire that occurred in London to use procedures of the Hague Convention to obtain documents the defendant asserts are being prevented from being introduced into the record because of French law.
PHILADELPHIA – Home shopping giant QVC is being sued by a woman who claims her 2-year-old required surgery after consuming the company's magnetic trivets, which are small, rubbery and toy-like with a floral pattern design that's attractive to children.
WILLIAMSPORT – A woman in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has filed a complaint against the State Department of Human Services for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, alleging the agency failed to transition her to proper care as an adult and instead stuck her in a rest home where she faces discrimination.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Jan. 23 dismissed portions of a lawsuit alleging discrimination in leadership, screening and diversity policies lodged against a retailer, but left intact a charge of discrimination in an employee relocation policy.
PHILADELPHIA – A judge on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Jan. 22 dismissed a lawsuit over allegations that a woman died after a fall at a nursing home because of the facility's negligence.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has decided that a woman suing Ethicon over allegations of a defective pelvic mesh device had improperly joined an extra defendant to the case and denied her motion to remand the case back to a state court.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Jan. 22 rejected a motion by a defendant to dismiss a lawsuit in which he was accused of installing a faulty auto airbag that resulted in a man’s death.
HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court on Jan. 10 voided a decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and will take up the case of a woman who alleged officials tried to cook the books for a college.
NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – A corporate spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced questioning by lawyers for the State of Oklahoma who attempted to link the company’s quest for profits to an opioid epidemic in the state.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Fighting back tears, a father who lost his son to an opioid overdose recounted the nightmare during testimony in a trial alleging that Johnson & Johnson flooded the state with addictive drugs for profit.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Opening arguments began Tuesday in a first-ever trial in attempt to hold drug manufacturers accountable for an opioid over-dose crisis, accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Janssen Pharmaceuticals of providing medications for profit that destroyed thousands of lives.
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia lawyer is asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to send back to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas a lawsuit in which he alleges his off-the-record comments were illegally transcribed in an interview for a documentary chronicling rapper Meek Mill and the criminal justice system.
PITTSBURGH – Attorneys for a retirement community asked the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County on Oct. 9 to dismiss it from a lawsuit seeking damages for flood damage to a man’s property, because the plaintiff has allegedly failed to prove violation of the Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Experts who have watched medical malpractice lawsuits skyrocket in states like New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey say government has made it too easy and attractive to sue and reform must happen.