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Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon prevail over plaintiff who claimed product-related injuries in pelvic mesh trial

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After five years of litigation, a Philadelphia jury recently found in favor of Johnson & Johnson, one of its subsidiaries and partner companies, who were accused of manufacturing a pelvic mesh product that a plaintiff claimed caused her to suffer incontinence and other injuries.

Pa. Supreme Court set to consider jurisdiction questions in pelvic mesh litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – Pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia may now be greatly affected by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s choice to examine a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision pivotal to the issue of jurisdiction.

New lawyer files appeal in Lancaster chemical cases against AWI; Previous lawyer was DQ'd by judge

By John O'Brien | Apr 5, 2019

LANCASTER – The next chapter in long-running Lancaster litigation against Armstrong World Industries will ask whether it was fair for a judge to boot the plaintiffs’ lawyer off of their cases.

Pittsburgh lawyer files another Hard Metal Lung Disease case; Exposure to tungsten, cobalt at issue

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County man is suing a local company and other suppliers, alleging he was exposed to tungsten and cobalt carbide while he worked as a stone grinder.

Washington Legal Foundation urges Superior Court to stop letting out-of-state plaintiffs sue in Pennsylvania

By John Breslin | Mar 28, 2019

HARRISBURG - Opponents of what is called "forum shopping" are urging the full panel of Pennsylvania's Superior Court to overturn a decision finding that out-of-state plaintiffs can sue any company registered in the state.

Pennsylvania opioid lawsuits are homeless while trial lawyers take shots at each other

By John O'Brien | Mar 6, 2019

Seven appeals and plenty of in-fighting have Pennsylvania counties behind schedule in their quest to hold dozens of companies liable for the nation's painkiller crisis

No jackpot in first Philadelphia talc trial; Judge rules plaintiff has no evidence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.

Scranton judge transfers $600M legal malpractice case against Montgomery McCracken

By Charmaine Little | Feb 5, 2019

SCRANTON - A massive legal malpractice lawsuit alleging class action plaintiffs were shorted by more than $600 million is headed out of Pennsylvania.

The unruly inner child in an asbestos lawyer

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jan 14, 2019

Attorneys in Pennsylvania are claiming the law doesn't apply to them

Pa. civil litigation reform groups, Philly Bar spar over ATRA's 'Judicial Hellholes' report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – With Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania once again being featured on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” and “Watch List," reactions among civil litigation reform groups and Philadelphia's Bar remain adversarial.

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.

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