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Talc lawsuits come to Philadelphia; Plaintiffs around the country have scored massive verdicts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Lawsuits alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos fibers that led female plaintiffs to develop cancer could be the latest legal trend with a track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts to make its way to the Philadelphia court system.

Litigation funder entitled to its share of Pa. settlement, Third Circuit rules

By Carrie Salls | Mar 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a Pennsylvania federal court ruling that states litigation funding contracts are enforceable and that the district court awarded the proper amount of damages in the case, according to an opinion filed on Feb. 27.

Keybank National Association alleges Fleetway Leasing fraudulently concealed financial information

By Louie Torres | Feb 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A financial institution claims two Feasterville entities misrepresented that certain lease payments were current.

Philadelphia attorney hopes claim justification orders become routine in mass tort cases

By Carrie Salls | Jul 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Reed Smith LLP counsel Rachel B. Weil hopes that Lone Pine orders like a recent one requiring plaintiffs in a knee implant multi-district case to submit expert declarations backing up their injury claims become a routine part of the tort litigation process.

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