The state Superior Court has tossed a more than $3 million legal malpractice verdict against two Philadelphia attorneys, finding the suit had not been initiated within the statute of limitations.
The makers of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have agreed to provide nearly $56.9 million to establish a settlement program for plaintiffs claiming they suffered arterial blood clots as a result of taking the birth-control drugs.
A family whose house was rendered uninhabitable by an oil-furnace explosion has reached a $945,000 settlement with their insurer that includes the insurer purchasing the house and an additional cash payment.
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Benet v. Thomas, PICS Case No. 15-1281 (Pa. Super. Aug. 7, 2015) (memorandum) Musmanno, J. (9 pages).
Trial court correctly transferred wrongful death/negligence action to Susquehanna County where the shooting occurred and where the individual and corporate defendants were sited because appellant's argument that corporation's purchase of inventory in Luzerne County justified venue in that county was unavailing since the purchase of goods was merely incidental to the corporation's business. Affirmed.
The real estate exception to sovereign immunity was not applicable since plaintiff failed to show that the injuries were caused by defects in the land itself and the matter did not involve supervision of traffic management. PennDOT's motion for summary judgment granted.
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