Plaintiffs in two major wings of the growing litigation over the diabetes drug Invokana are seeking to consolidate the action at the federal and state court level.
In what appears to be the county's largest reported medical malpractice jury verdict in at least 16 years, a Northumberland County jury awarded $625,000 to a man who was permanently disabled after suffering what is known as a "mini stroke."
On July 8, 2012, plaintiff Mary Alexander, 60, was rear-ended by another car in stop-and-go traffic on Interstate 76, in Philadelphia. She claimed injuries to her neck, back and knee, resulting in a serious impairment of a bodily function.
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D.P. v. G.J.P., PICS Case No. 16-1161 (Pa. Sept. 9, 2016) Saylor, C.J.; Baer, J. (concurring and dissenting) (27 pages).
A statutory provision conferring upon grandparents standing to seek custody, based solely on the separation of the parents, was unconstitutional because it improperly presumed parents' lack of fitness due solely to their separation.
Dickerson v. DeSimone, Inc., PICS Case No. 16-1160 (Pa. Super. Sept. 7, 2016) (memorandum) Lazarus, J. (8 pages).
Probable cause for a crime, based on an individual's return of property having removed part of the value of the property, provided an absolute defense to a claim of malicious prosecution. Judgment affirmed.
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