Max Mitchell

Pa. Justices Agrees to Eye Facebook Post's Impact on Discovery Rule

Max Mitchell

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to take up the appeal of a woman who aims to sue her doctor over an alleged misdiagnosis of her Lyme disease as multiple sclerosis. The woman's case had been tossed out partly because of Facebook posts indicating she knew she suffered from the disease years

Punitive Claims Over Inadequate Medical Treatment Survive

Max Mitchell

When a pregnant woman appeared at her obstetrician's office complaining of headache, backache, hypertension and possible decreased fetal movement a few weeks before her baby was due, she was told to return home, apply Bengay cream to her sore back and "eat bland food" the rest of the day. Those inst

Mylan Settles EpiPen Pricing Claims for $465M

Max Mitchell

Mylan has agreed to pay $465 million to settle claims that the Pennsylvania-based ­drugmaker misclassified its EpiPen allergy medication to avoid paying Medicaid rebates.

Ethicon Appeals Post-Defense Verdict Move to Damage Hearing in Pelvic Mesh Case

Max Mitchell

Ethicon, the main defendant in the pelvic mesh mass tort in Philadelphia, is appealing a judge's decision to revive a suit that initially ended in a win for the manufacturer.

Injured Sheriff's Lawyer Says Whistleblower Case Boosts Punitives Claim in Elevator Crash Suit

Max Mitchell

Management company U.S. Facilities was responsible for maintaining the elevators that crashed in an incident at the Criminal Justice Center last year, but a recently-filed whistleblower case claims it ignored warnings about their safety.

State Farm Can't Get Out of Stacking-Related Bad-Faith Claim

Max Mitchell

A Pennsylvania judge has denied insurance giant State Farm's bid to end a bad-faith lawsuit that alleges the company refused to reimburse a man who had been charged for stacking insurance coverage even though he owned only one vehicle.

Suit Over Dating Pharma Execs' Exchange of Trade Secrets Heats Up in Discovery

Max Mitchell

The dispute between generic drugmakers Apotex and Teva stemming from a former Teva executive's alleged disclosure of trade secrets to an Apotex CEO while the two were dating is heating up, with the parties now sparring over the speed of discovery.

Suit Survives Against MDL Settlement Administrator

Max Mitchell

A class action against an accounting firm whose former employee is alleged to have distributed nearly $6 million worth of fraudulent claims from a multidistrict litigation settlement can survive despite technically being filed outside the statute of limitations, a federal judge has ruled.

Court Rejects Joint and Several Liability in Criminal Forfeiture

Max Mitchell

Two men sentenced to pay back more than $5 million gained in a loansharking scheme will have to be resentenced in light of ­recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent striking down joint and several liability for forfeiture ­orders, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Justices Agree to Revisit Stacking, MVFRL Law Interplay

Max Mitchell

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments dealing the interplay between household vehicle exclusions limiting insurance stacking and the state's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law. The case at issue should give the justices a chance to revisit a topic the high court has spl

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