A federal judge in Pittsburgh has approved a recommendation for roughly $1.69 million in attorney fees for the plaintiffs counsel to a drone manufacturer in a patent infringement case.
Allegheny County and the former company that provided medical services to the county prison have agreed to settle for $2.09 million with the estate of a prisoner who died after weeks of asking for medical treatment to no avail.
A Chester County jury has decided in favor of the defendants in a dram shop case where the plaintiff drove drunk and sustained severe brain injuries.
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W. Pittston Borough v. LIW Inv., Inc., PICS Case No. 15-1065 (Pa. Commw. June 19, 2015) Covey, J. (14 pages).
Trial court properly found company president in contempt and ordered his incarceration for company's failure to comply with trial court's orders regarding hazardous conditions of property owned by company and orders regarding documentation as to the financial status of the company. Affirmed.
Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co. v. Rainone, PICS Case No. 15-1107 (C.P. Philadelphia April 24, 2015) McInerney, J. (11 pages).
In this declaratory judgment action seeking an order that plaintiff-insurer had no duty to defend its insureds in the underlying action, the court found that plaintiff's alleged injuries were removed from coverage under the policy's employer's liability, abuse and molestation, and employee practices clauses and plaintiff thus had no duty to defend. Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment granted.
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