News from May 2019

'This doesn't help': Law profs say influential group's take on Internet agreements is based on faulty analysis

By Daniel Fisher | May 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - One of the latest projects from a legal group that influences judges relies upon a faulty analysis of case law to support its conclusion that courts have developed new ways to interpret “clickwrap,” “browsewrap” and other standardized consumer agreements, some law professors say in a pair of recent articles.

Case activity for Board of Trustees, Roofers Union Local 30 Combined Health and Welfare Fund vs Hughes Urethane Construction Co. Inc. on April 26

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Board of Trustees, Roofers Union Local 30 Combined Health and Welfare Fund, Board of Trustees, Roofers Union Local 30 Combined Pension Fund, Board of Trustees, Roofers Union Local 30 Combined Annuity Fund, Board of Trustees, Roofers Local 30 Joint Apprenticeship Fund of Philade

April 23: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for insurance cases

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The following insurance-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on April 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

SEPTA settles with siding company worker said to suffer spinal injuries when lifting generator

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached in the case of a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employee who claimed being required to lift an unsafe generator on the job caused him to suffer both herniated discs and spinal injuries.

Court activity on April 29: Kimberly Brough vs Johnson & Johnson

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Kimberly Brough and Charles R. Brough against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc., Secant Medical Inc. and Prodesco Inc. on April 29: 'Certified Copy Of Conditional Transfer Order. Re: Order That The Actions(s) On This Conditional Remand Order Be Remanded To Its/Their Respective Tran

Court activity on April 29: Michelle Rose vs Johnson & Johnson

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Michelle Rose against Johnson & Johnson on April 29: 'Case Transferred In From District Of West Virginia Southern; Case Number 2:14-cv-00755. Original File Certified Copy Of Transfer Order And Docket Sheet Received.'

Norfolk Southern Railway claims Georgia man's lawsuit has no place in Philly court

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Norfolk Southern Railway Company says a lawsuit filed against it by a former flagman, conductor and engineer, one which accuses it of negligence under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in providing an unsafe work environment and causing the plaintiff to contract colon, prostate and throat cancer, lacks appropriate jurisdiction.

Court activity on April 24: Barbara M. Atkinson vs Ethicon Inc.

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Barbara M. Atkinson, Roy Atkinson and Roy E. Atkinson against Ethicon Inc. on April 24: 'Response To Order To Show Cause By Ethicon, Inc. (attachments: # 1 Exhibit List Of Cases, # 2 Exhibit Letter)(gage, William)'

Pennsylvanian who plays professional baseball in Japan can sue team over withdrawn contract

By Charmaine Little | May 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted in part a motion to dismiss a fraud case filed by a professional baseball player who claims he signed a contract to play for a Japanese team that later withdrew the contract.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on April 21

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on April 21 in the suits below:

Case activity for Donald Aldridge vs Life Insurance Company of North America on April 26

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Donald Aldridge against Life Insurance Company of North America on April 26:

Case activity for Lavonchia Prioleau vs Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Inc. on April 26

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Lavonchia Prioleau against Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Inc. on April 26:

Case activity for Pennenvironment Inc. vs United States Steel Corp. on April 29

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Pennenvironment Inc. and Clean Air Council against United States Steel Corp. on April 29:

Court activity on April 10: Barbara M. Atkinson vs Ethicon Inc.

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Barbara M. Atkinson, Roy Atkinson and Roy E. Atkinson against Ethicon Inc. on April 10: 'Show Cause Order Directing That Plaintiffs' Leadership And Counsel For All Defendants Named In Cases On Exhibit 1 Are Directed To Show Cause In Writing Why They Should Not Be Sanctioned For F

April 21: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for personal injury cases

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on April 21. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

April 23: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for asbesto cases

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The following asbesto-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on April 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Court activity on April 26: Michelle Rose vs Johnson & Johnson

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Michelle Rose against Johnson & Johnson on April 26: 'Conditional Remand Order, Judicial Panel On Mdl: Certified Copy Transferring The Actions On This Conditional Remand Order For Remand To Its/their Respective Transferor Court; The Transferee Court In This Litigation Has Advised

Court activity on April 29: Sharon Lepley vs Johnson & Johnson

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Sharon Lepley against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc., Secant Medical Inc., Secant Medical LLC and Prodesco Inc. on April 29: 'Certified Copy Of Conditional Remand Order That Pursuant To Rule 10.2 Of The Rules Of Procedure Of The United States Judicial Panel On Multidistrict Liti

Court activity on April 29: Barbara M. Atkinson vs Ethicon Inc.

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Barbara M. Atkinson, Roy Atkinson and Roy E. Atkinson against Ethicon Inc. on April 29: 'Case Transferred In From District Of West Virginia Southern; Case Number 2:13-cv-14888. Original File Certified Copy Of Transfer Order And Docket Sheet Received.'

Court activity on April 11: Michelle Rose vs Johnson & Johnson

By The Penn Record | May 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Michelle Rose against Johnson & Johnson on April 11: 'Order And Suggestion Of Remand For Cases On Exhibit A: Upon Receipt Of An Order To Remand From The Clerk Of The Judicial Panel On Multidistrict Litigation And The Timely Filing Of Any Joint Designations Of The Mdl 2327 Record

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