PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff who worked as a pipefitter at the U.S. Steel-owned Clairton Works for 12 years, claims his leukemia was caused by routine exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products at the facility.
PHILADELPHIA – Late Tuesday, a state court judge reversed a near-$28 million jury verdict in product liability litigation surrounding the blood thinner Xarelto, a decision that overturned what had been the first win nationally for plaintiffs and included a landmark punitive damages award.
HARRISBURG – Prince Law Offices has lost its challenge of an arbitration award that allocated legal fees to three other firms that participated in a trial under an independent contractor fee-sharing agreement with Prince, according to a Dec. 18 Superior Court opinion.
READING – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have reached a settlement with the city of Lancaster to take action in ending sewage discharge into local waterways from storm and sewage systems.
SCRANTON – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has filed a motion for summary judgment in a case filed by a former employee who alleged it had violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge says agreements in which RD Legal Funding advanced money to plaintiffs in the pending NFL concussion litigation are void, but the attorney representing RD Legal has asked a judge in New York to ignore that finding.