First Risperdal Trial in Philadelphia Begins

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.

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    By Lizzy McLellan

    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.

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    By Max Mitchell

    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.

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