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.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey federal judge on Jan. 8 dismissed an amended complaint that accused a law firm of running a “racketeering-style” scam operation designed to generate bogus legal fees in class action lawsuits.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said federal action to continue criminalizing marijuana despite the state’s legalizing of the drug for medical purposes amounts to a threat and an overstepping of authority.
PHILADELPHIA – The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will become less Draconian and more complaint-based, its new stewards say, and there will likely be a decline in its investigations, but an attorney who focuses on the CFPB said the mission of the agency - and his firm - will continue.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Nov. 17 affirmed a trial court decision granting a preliminary injunction to Tyco International Management Co. LLC and Tyco Fire Products LP in a dispute with a former employee whom Tyco officials accused of violating employment contracts after taking a job with a competing company.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 31 rejected an appeal by a woman to overturn a 2016 court judgment that denied changing a defendant's name in a wrongful death claim after her husband died in a detoxification center.
HARRISBURG – The state Commonwealth Court recently affirmed dismissal of a complaint filed by a doctor against the Abington School District after its school board limited his time to speak at a school board meeting.
HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has affirmed the dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit from a woman who, after undergoing a cesarean section and successful deliverance of a baby in March 2013, alleged that the hospital botched a treatment to stop internal bleeding.