The manufacturer of an airplane engine that failed mid-flight can’t escape paying a $2.7 million verdict to the widow of one of the passengers killed in the resulting fatal crash, a federal judge has ruled.
A man who was hit in the head by a falling trolley boom lift—a type of crane attached to a truck—has settled his personal injury case for $17 million.
A group of landscapers suing their employer for overtime pay have settled their class action lawsuit for roughly $4.8 million, with their lawyers netting $1.5 million in fees.
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Lomas v. Kravitz, PICS Case No. 17-1554 (Pa. Sept. 28, 2017) Baer, J.; Saylor, C.J., dissenting. (34 pages).
Recusal motion untimely when filed six weeks after party admitted learning of facts that could support their motion. Order of the superior court affirmed.
Commonwealth v. Jacoby, PICS Case No. 17-1557 (Pa. Sept. 28, 2017) Wecht, J.; Donohue, J., concurring and dissenting; Saylor, C.J., dissenting. (64 pages).
Residential search warrant lacked probable cause where it was unsupported by tailored, individualized facts regarding the subject of the search indicating that evidence relating to the crime would be found at the residence, but such error was harmless where other evidence overwhelmingly established guilt. Judgment of sentence affirmed.
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