News from July 2013

Senior Potter Co. judge appointed to oversee Paterno suit against NCAA

By Jon Campisi | Jul 1, 2013

The state Supreme Court has appointed a retired judge from north-central Pennsylvania

Ex-Philly firefighter who suffered near-fatal smoke inhalation sues makers of protection mask

By Jon Campisi | Jul 1, 2013

A former Philadelphia firefighter has filed a products liability complaint against the

Amtrak files petition to transfer premises liability action out of Pa. state court

By Jon Campisi | Jul 1, 2013

Attorneys representing Amtrak in a premises liability case arising from injuries a

GSK settles discrimination, breach of contract suit

By Jon Campisi | Jul 1, 2013

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a 2014 settlement.

Pa. widow who won motorcycle death insurance case is denied bid for attorney's fees, costs

By Jon Campisi | Jul 2, 2013

A federal judge in Philadelphia who last summer ordered an insurer to pay out nearly a

Pa. House advances bill to raise judicial retirement age

By Jon Campisi | Jul 2, 2013

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court may have recently struck down a bid by judges

Philadelphia's Ballard Spahr merges with Manhattan litigation boutique Stillman & Friedman

By Jon Campisi | Jul 2, 2013

Philadelphia-based law firm Ballard Spahr has joined forces with Stillman & Friedman,

Pa. Senate confirms Stevens to vacant seat on state Supreme Court

By Jon Campisi | Jul 2, 2013

The full 50-member state Senate this past weekend unanimously confirmed Superior

U.S. Attorney reaches agreement with Philly warehouse accused of holding food in 'filth'

By Jon Campisi | Jul 3, 2013

Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have reached an agreement with a city-based food

Praise offered for soon-to-be-installed new Pa. Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens

By Jon Campisi | Jul 3, 2013

There’s no question that the scandal-tainted departure of former Pennsylvania Supreme

Phila. mass tort lawyer appointed co-lead counsel in Mirena multidistrict litigation

By Jon Campisi | Jul 3, 2013

An experienced mass tort attorney from Philadelphia has been appointed plaintiffs’ co-

Antitrust suit accuses drug companies of delaying market entry of generic niacin

By Jon Campisi | Jul 3, 2013

A class action antitrust complaint has been filed against the makers of the drug Niaspan,

Coloplast files petition to transfer defective penile implant products liability case to federal court

By Jon Campisi | Jul 8, 2013

Medical device manufacturer Coloplast Corporation has filed a petition to transfer a

Federal govt., U.S. mail carrier face motor vehicle tort claim

By Jon Campisi | Jul 8, 2013

A Bucks County couple has filed a federal tort claim against the United States

Judge dismisses unjust enrichment claim in contaminated dog treats class action

By Jon Campisi | Jul 8, 2013

A federal judge in western Pennsylvania has agreed to dismiss one count in a putative

Estate of Philly woman who died from pneumonia after premature labor awarded nearly $2 million

By Jon Campisi | Jul 8, 2013

A civil jury in Philadelphia recently awarded nearly $2 million to the family of a 25-year-

Commonwealth Court panel affirms reduction of $14 million injury verdict to half-million due to damages cap

By Jon Campisi | Jul 8, 2013

In a closely watched case around the Philadelphia region, a state appellate court panel

Philly narcotics cops accused of civil rights violations in federal suit

By Jon Campisi | Jul 9, 2013

A Philadelphia family has filed a federal civil rights complaint against members of the

Engineer files discrimination claim against ArcelorMittal Steel USA

By Jon Campisi | Jul 9, 2013

A man of Nigerian descent who works as an electrical engineer for a Chester County company has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the business over claims that he has been denied job advancement because of his nationality.

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