PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman who allegedly fell in a violent manner when entering a disabled persons transport vehicle and whose injuries led her to have more than one of her toes amputated has settled her litigation.
PHILADELPHIA – Former employees of a Philadelphia shooting range who allege they were fired after filing Workers' Compensation requests for suffering respiratory-related injuries have withdrawn their case.
PHILADELPHIA – A Federal Employers Liability Act-based lawsuit brought against Norfolk Southern Railway Company for alleged workplace negligence leading one of its former employees to contract lung cancer, is likely to be refiled in a Georgia court, per a recent voluntary dismissal.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached between fast food giant McDonald’s and a woman who claimed that a fall outside its South Philadelphia location caused injuries to her limbs and spine and gave her post-traumatic stress disorder.
PHILADELPHIA – A state court judge decided that a new punitive damages trial will proceed in a Risperdal action that initially resulted in a $1 million-plus verdict in 2015 – above Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to dismiss the case through a motion for summary judgment.
PHILADELPHIA – The case of a man who has accused a group of companies of manufacturing and distributing a faulty natural gas system for a trash truck which exploded has now been listed for trial next spring.
PHILADELPHIA – A motion for settlement enforcement was recently withdrawn in the case of a Philadelphia man who was assaulted, robbed and shot in his apartment and believed the complex where he lived should bear responsibility for an alleged lack of security.
Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
PITTSBURGH – A man seriously injured in a workplace incident that killed two people filed a lawsuit against a group of companies he alleges were negligent in creating the conditions that led to his exposure to poisonous gas.
PITTSBURGH – A Lewis Run man who sustained spinal cord injuries in a fall from a scissor lift has filed a suit against several entities associated with the lift and the project he was working on, seeking damages.
PHILADELPHIA - On Aug. 21, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled on a complex case concerning damages and attorney fees stemming from alleged overpayment in life insurance, affirming some judgments from a lower court but vacating damages awarded and remanding the case back to the lower court for reconsideration.
PHILADELPHIA – A private Catholic school in Lower Gwynedd Township, its operators and sponsors have settled litigation brought by the parents of a seventh-grade female student who was allegedly sexually molested multiple times by one of the school’s now-former and convicted IT workers, both on and off-campus.
PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware plaintiff has settled her case against a Philadelphia business and its owner whose pet dog allegedly attacked her in the fall of 2017 and caused her permanent scarring and hip and leg injuries.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.