PHILADELPHIA – Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s mission to hold the nation’s largest student loan provider accountable for its lending practices is now at the federal appellate level, where he has the pledged support of law enforcement in 31 states and Washington, D.C.
PHILADELPHIA – CVS has answered a negligence lawsuit filed by a Philadelphia woman who alleged she was dispensed the wrong prescription medication and then suffered a seizure, claiming the plaintiff has failed to state a case against it, plus other defenses.
PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County man who sued eight corporate defendants in having alleged that he was exposed to tungsten and cobalt carbide while he worked as a stone grinder, voluntarily dismissed his own case last year.
TRENTON, N.J. – Starbucks is looking to transfer an employment discrimination action filed against by a former regional director for the company to a Pennsylvania federal court – one which claimed it discriminated against her and other Caucasian employees in the aftermath of the controversial arrests of two African-American men at a Philadelphia store location.
PHILADELPHIA – The union representing Philadelphia’s public school teachers has filed a lawsuit against the city’s school district, alleging its improper handling of asbestos contamination in its school buildings has put 125,000 students and 13,000 staff members at risk for serious health issues
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit brought in a Philadelphia court says negligence on the part of Penn State University and Bright Horizons, the nation’s largest child care provider, led to alleged repeat incidents of molestation against a five year-old child by a daycare center’s former Assistant Director.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a Montana man which claimed taking Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana medication for Type 2 diabetes caused him to be at increased risk for the gangrene he later developed has settled – while other cases from out-of-state plaintiffs remain pending in Philadelphia courts.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Philadelphia woman’s lawsuit against a number of corporations including 3M, and which contains claims that exposure to carcinogenic chemicals found in local drinking water led to her husband’s death, is now being heard in a South Carolina federal court as part of a multi-district litigation.
PHILADELPHIA – After a Philadelphia jury rendered a staggering $8 billion punitive damages verdict at the end of a recent trial surrounding anti-psychotic drug Risperdal in October, the judge who presided over the trial reduced the verdict to $6.8 million on Friday.
WILMINGTON, Del. – The Supreme Court of Delaware has agreed with the state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline that a Pennsylvania neurologist violated regulations concerning the use of controlled substances for pain management, in connection with a patient of his who was addicted to heroin.
WILLIAMSPORT – A former cornerback at Penn State University has launched litigation against the school, the head coach of its football team and former defensive tackle, claiming that they collectively turned a blind eye to incidents of sexual hazing and harassment perpetrated against him.
HARRISBURG – A five-bill effort to reduce Medicaid fraud in Pennsylvania through a state False Claims Act is already meeting with opposition from business groups, health care providers and civil justice reformers who say the state’s proposed method will be at the expense of patients and taxpayers and mostly benefit lawyers and whistleblowers.
PHILADELPHIA – A local man who initiated legal action against the City of Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (DOT), after he was allegedly injured when the bus he was riding fell into a construction hole, has settled his case.
PITTSBURGH – A case of a rhinoplasty patient who alleged that photos of her in a pre-operative and operative state were taken and published publicly without her consent by her doctor and his medical office, has been settled.
ALLENTOWN – The owner of a house rented through Airbnb and which is involved in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the brother of a woman who died after falling down its basement stairs, has hit back at claims she was negligent for the death.
SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman which took aim at the manufacturer, marketer and distributor of JUUL e-cigarettes over allegations they failed to warn of the products’ dangers, will now be heard in a California federal court.
PHILADELPHIA – Survival and wrongful death litigation between the mother of a young man who drowned in a fitness center swimming pool in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in the summer of 2018 and the center itself was recently settled prior to trial.
PITTSBURGH – A federal court lawsuit which claimed a quintet of “mean girls” conspired to accuse a male classmate of sexual assault on two occasions and subject him to incarceration before later admitting their accusations were false, was recently dismissed.
PITTSBURGH – The Clean Air Council is engaged in litigation with U.S. Steel for continually failing to report releases of hundreds of thousands of pounds of hydrogen sulfide, benzene, and other hazardous pollutants into the air from three of its Mon Valley Works plants.