A federal judge has ruled that a cardiac monitoring service involved in patent infringement litigation is in contempt of a settlement prohibiting it from selling the plaintiff's technology.
A woman whose cancer diagnosis was delayed more than four years by her doctors' failure to report a mass on her lung has been awarded a $3 million verdict by a Jefferson County jury. The verdict is the largest ever reported in Jefferson County, according to a review of The Legal's annual listing of top verdicts and settlements.
A 12-member jury awarded a Pennsylvania state trooper $1.44 million after a drunken driver struck his car on Route 422 in Montgomery County.
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Commonwealth v. Moody, PICS Case No. 15-1637 (Pa. Oct. 27, 2015), Eakin, J.; Baer and Stevens, J.J., concurring; Saylor, C.J. and Todd, J., dissenting (32 pages).
The Superior Court erred in concluding that the summary contempt proceedings below were improper because the trial court failed to prove that it personally observed the events that took place in the courtroom gallery. Reversed and remanded.
Lancaster Cnty. v. Pa. Bd. of Labor Relations, PICS Case No. 15-1633 (Pa. Oct. 27, 2015) Stevens, J.; Saylor, C.J., concurring (45 pages).
The Commonwealth Court erred in holding that, for purposes of establishing an unfair labor practice claim under the Public Employee Relations Act, a complainant must prove that the management official who made an adverse employment decision had knowledge of the employee's protected activity.
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