PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court ruled to dismiss the case of a couple who believed a township should be sanctioned for allegedly violating federal bankruptcy code, an identical decision which had been reached from a lower court.
PHILADELPHIA – A woman who is suing her hairstylist and his employer for supposedly injuring her during the application of a hairstyle known as a “quick-weave”, opposes his claims that she knew the risks of such a procedure and that her case is barred by Pennsylvania laws.
The negative effects of champerty and the bad incentives it creates are well-documented and have been known for centuries. Nevertheless, it has its appeal for attorneys hoping to profit by it without being challenged and held accountable.
NEW ORLEANS – In the first week of the first federal bellwether trial connected to Xarelto, the former commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) testified to his belief that the manufacturers of Xarelto misled patients on potential risks associated with the blood-thinning medication.
HARRISBURG – A recent 4-3 decision from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania over the application of the Fair Practices Ordinance (FPO) to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, said the agency was not subject to the auspices of that anti-discrimination legislation in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a Delaware power tool manufacturer has objected to a Wilmington, Del., couple’s product liability complaint, which alleges one of their tools had a blade that catastrophically injured one of the plaintiffs last year.
PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware woman is suing National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), citing alleged hostile work environment, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.
PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently upheld a lower court ruling that granted a request for compulsory non-suit in a lawsuit filed against Dr. David A. Vaughn and Surgical Specialists of Lancaster.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled the claims of a pediatric ophthalmologist who believes he was wrongfully terminated under federal law as dismissed.
HARRISBURG – Two members of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, including Justice Christine Donohue, dissented from the majority view in a prominent case which examined the constitutionality of the Dragonetti Act as applied to attorneys in the state.
PHILADELPHIA — A Montgomery County woman is suing Prudential Insurance Company of America, as both her employer and insurer through an employee plan, alleging the company wrongly denied her long-term disability benefits.