HARRISBURG – In a divided ruling sure to impact future medical malpractice litigation statewide, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled that the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act’s repose statute violates access to the courts, as assured by the Pennsylvania State Constitution.
HARRISBURG – One possible outcome of Pennsylvania’s new legislation designed to defend citizens from unwanted solicitation calls is a boost to lawyers who bring cases under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has struck down an attempt to recuse him from future proceedings surrounding a staggering $8 billion punitive damages verdict at the end of a recent trial surrounding anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
A federal judge has refused to sign off on a settlement for the minor son of a man killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash over deep concerns that the legal fees and costs were potentially an "inappropriate windfall" for attorneys and experts.
PHILADELPHIA - On Oct. 4, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit filed by Sherwin-Williams against the County of Delaware and related parties. Sherwin Williams requested a declaration that threats of a lawsuit against it violate a number of the paint company’s constitutional rights.
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.
HARRISBURG - A lawsuit against Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed by a Delaware company that provides financing for vehicle titles is headed to Pennsylvania federal court after his motion to dismiss was only partially granted Sept. 3.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wants to supplement regulations which are part of a state consumer protection law, but law scholars and business groups are concerned that he is trying to create a state anti-trust statute in doing so.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As a federal agency considers whether lawyers are illegally frightening potential clients who see their television commercials, research shows drugs like Invokana and Truvada are among the most popular subjects of lawyer spending.
PHILADELPHIA – A trustee of the Lincoln Charitable Trust is seeking to confirm an arbitration award under the terms of the Federal Arbitration Act against the Republican National Committee, for their alleged involvement in voter suppression efforts – an award the RNC claims is a “sham” and has been denied in five other courts.
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office is proposing to amend the rule standards contained in the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, an action it claims is necessary but which some observers say is happening without legislative input.
Irish real estate magnate Garrett Kelleher is on tilt in Philadelphia – and not at SugarHouse’s poker room. With millions in the pot, he’s holding 2-7 off-suit and going heads-up with a federal judge with pocket aces.
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.