A Philadelphia judge has urged the state Superior Court to affirm a $500,000 verdict awarded last year to a man who allegedly suffered excess growth of breast tissue as a result of taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
A Montgomery County jury handed up a verdict awarding $5 million to the family of an 88-year-old man who died after a feeding tube was improperly inserted into his lung, filling it with feeding solution.
On Oct. 24, 2014, plaintiff's decedent Rachel Eberly, 74, was driving on Ramona Road toward Route 422, in Myerstown. As she entered the intersection, the driver's side of her station wagon was broadsided by a pickup truck. She died instantly from multiple trauma. The pickup truck was driven by Earl Ebling, who had gone through a stop sign. He was charged with careless driving involving death, among other traffic violations.
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Racioppi v. Progressive Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 16-0639 (Pa. Super. May 11, 2016) (memorandum) Ford Elliott, P.J. (13 pages).
Insurer did not breach for failure to pay underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits where insured's policy had lapsed/expired, and insured's failure to pay the premium to renew the policy constituted an overt act to cancel the policy. Order of the trial court affirmed.
Cnty. of Erie v. Am. Fed'n of State Cnty. and Mun. Emps. Dist. Council 85, Local 2666, PICS Case No. 16-0634 (Pa. Commw. May 12, 2016) Friedman, J. (8 pages).
An employer's "supervising rights" did not authorize employer to permit one employee to exercise his "bumping rights" under the CBA while denying another employee the same right. Order of the trial court affirmed.
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