Opening arguments in the first trial of Philadelphia's Risperdal mass-tort actions began Jan. 23 with attorneys squaring off over whether the drug's maker failed to warn patients about the risk of male breast growth associated with taking the medication.
In denying a post-trial motion from defendant Ford Motor Co., the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas not only upheld a $5.9 million verdict, but also seized the first known opportunity at the trial court level to apply and clarify precedent from Tincher v. Omega Flex, a recent Supreme Court decision that cleared the decks for products liability case law.
A new law aimed at curbing what some view as the offensive speech of convicted felons could have wide-ranging effects far outside prison walls.
The ADR supplement includes articles on prehearing motions, discovery mediators, international arbitration, handling difficult individuals in mediation and more.
The annual report on the legal profession includes statistics on the top 100 law firms in Pennsylvania, the largest awards and settlements and the legal economic outlook for 2015.