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Setback for plaintiffs in class action against Verde Energy for alleged TCPA violations

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- Customers who have allegedly been getting unauthorized calls from an electricity company have suffered a loss in court.

Man claims mesothelioma diagnosis stemmed from work at Armco Steel, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing a manufacturing company, citing alleged strict liability.

Pennsylvania opioid litigation in chaos as plaintiff lawyers fight over control

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 26, 2018

MEDIA – Opioid litigation in Pennsylvania appears to be in chaos as a prominent law firm has withdrawn from a leadership position on the plaintiff side and unions and the county surrounding the city of Allentown fight efforts to consolidate all lawsuits in a single court.

Calif. patient sues Bayer Corp. in Philadelphia over birth control implant

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A California resident is suing Bayer Corp., et al., drug manufacturer, citing alleged breach of warranty, failure to warn, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, and product liability.

Philly court denies Johnson & Johnson's motion for interlocutory appeal in Risperdal punitive damages case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has denied a motion from counsel for pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to seek immediate appeal, in a Risperdal case where the possibility of punitive damages being applied remains in play.

'Verdilization': It's how a baby lawsuit is made

By The Pennsylvania Record | Nov 5, 2018

All it takes is one maturing into a headline-grabbing, multimillion-dollar verdict to spawn thousands more like it.

'A tipping point:' Punitive damages question to be decided in pair of Philadelphia Risperdal cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge’s decree has paved the way for new trials in two Risperdal cases, in order to determine the applicability of punitive damages in those same actions.

Lawyer thrown off toxic chemical cases had client pay six-figure punishment

By John O'Brien | Sep 19, 2018

More than 30 lawsuits blame Armstrong World Industries, once Lancaster’s largest employer, for exposing workers to chemicals that led to sickness, suffering and death. But they’ve been pursued by a lawyer who, a judge says, “made a mockery of the law” and whose clients are paying, figuratively and literally, for his actions.

Man claims lung cancer caused by more than 20 years of exposure to asbestos at work

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Consolidated Rail Corp., claiming the company failed to provide a safe workplace for the husband who allegedly was exposed to asbestos for more than two decades.

Latest Xarelto trial brings sixth consecutive victory for its manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Manufacturers of blood-thinning medicine Xarelto have prevailed in a Philadelphia court for the third time and for the sixth time in total, defeating liability claims that the drug caused gastrointestinal bleeding in a plaintiff who was prescribed it.

Little sharks don’t like the Meg

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 15, 2018

It appears that the little sharks are jealous of the big sharks. Let them fight it out amongst themselves.

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Philadelphia court will hear cases against Bayer over Essure birth control device

By Karen Kidd | Aug 6, 2018

More than a dozen lawsuits against Bayer Essure over a contraceptive device will go back to state court after a federal court ruling.

In Philadelphia, only 16% of new pharma cases are from Pennsylvania residents

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A notable 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision intended to limit the practice of forum-shopping has not deterred thousands of plaintiffs from filing pharmaceutical litigation in Philadelphia courts, recently-released statistics show.

Trial pushes settlement of widow's Philadelphia asbestos lawsuit; Husband was a mechanic

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Asbestos litigation brought by the widow of a former auto mechanic for Rohm & Haas, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, was settled this week in a Philadelphia court.

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