PHILADELPHIA – A motion for extraordinary relief has been granted in a case in which a woman claims she suffered severe burns on her legs while dancing aboard the Philadelphia-based historic ship, the Moshulu.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a concrete worker allegedly struck by a falling metal object on the job against the construction entities with ties to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Schuylkill project is heading to trial next spring.
PHILADELPHIA – Johnson & Johnson, which was recently hit with a staggering $8 billion punitive damages verdict at the end of a recent trial surrounding anti-psychotic drug Risperdal in Philadelphia, has filed motions to set it aside and call for a retrial – in addition to calling for the presiding judge to recuse himself from the case moving forward, alleging improper conduct like high-fives and pictures with jurors.
PHILADELPHIA – Some of the defendants named in a lawsuit in which a woman claimed to have been sexually assaulted in a parking lot next to the XFinity Live entertainment complex and Citizens Bank Park have been dismissed from the suit without prejudice.
PHILADELPHIA – A judge has decreed that Villanova University will not be dismissed from the lawsuit of a former student who says he was forced into hiatus from his education due to illness resulting from consuming contaminated food in a Chipotle Mexican Grill on the school’s campus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned his fellow AGs that a reported $50 billion settlement of opioid claims will fall apart unless the states demand tight controls on fees to private lawyers and make sure the rest of the money is directed toward programs designed to address the opioid crisis, instead of state general funds.
PHILADELPHIA – As the year begins to draw to a close, filings in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas’s Complex Litigation Center have increased with the presence of two new mass tort programs for Vena Cava Filters and the Essure birth control device, both of which feature a number of out-of-state plaintiffs and counsel.
PHILADELPHIA – Litigation from a Grays Ferry Baptist church that believed its neighbor built an encroachment on its property in Southwest Philadelphia and wanted the offending structure removed has been withdrawn.
PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia man who alleged he was falsely arrested and imprisoned after he challenged the amount of change he received from a Dollar General store cashier has been sent to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court determined on Sept. 26 that a local hospital won't get a new trial despite claiming that a portion of a $2.4 million award for former patients could be time-barred.
PITTSBURGH – The former executive director of a personal care facility operator has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company alleging a nurse who destroyed medical records and medication forms and forged health care provider signatures was allowed to continue to work at the facility and was never reported to state authorities.
MEDIA – A former custodial worker at a Philadelphia facility alleges he was fired for filing a workers' compensation claim after having a severe reaction to the chemicals he was exposed to in the work area he was responsible for cleaning.
PHILADELPHIA – Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals have called a Philadelphia jury’s gigantic verdict of $8 billion in punitive damages against it for alleged malice connected to the marketing of anti-psychotic drug Risperdal “grossly disproportionate” and “a violation of due process” and are seeking to immediately overturn it.
PHILADELPHIA – In an unprecedented conclusion to the first-ever punitive damages trial tied to Risperdal, a 12-person jury found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals liable for allegedly knowing and consciously disregarding the potential of the drug to cause gynecomastia to patients like plaintiff Nicholas Murray, and rendered a staggering verdict of $8 billion.
PITTSBURGH – A developmentally disabled young man and his parents who allege he was molested at a residential treatment facility for children have agreed to drop claims against the chief executive of the institution where the events were said to have occurred.