P.J. D'Annunzio

Third Circuit Overturns $36M Judgment Against Travelers

P.J. D'Annunzio

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that an exclusion in Travelers insurance company's policy with a company hit with asbestos claims shields the insurer from paying out $36 million to cover multiple settlements.

What Do Pa. Lawyers Get in Trouble for the Most?

P.J. D'Annunzio

Over the past decade, lawyers in Pennsylvania have gotten into trouble with the state's disciplinary board for offenses spanning from ripping off clients and being disrespectful to judges to arson, assault, and even homicide.

Superior Court Hopefuls Talk Caseload, Big Decisions at Forum

P.J. D'Annunzio

Candidates vying for open seats on the Pennsylvania Superior Court bench gave their thoughts on how to handle the court's immense caseload, as well as opined on significant rulings to come out of the state's courts.

Orie Melvin's Habeas Corpus Petition Denied

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal judge in Pittsburgh has denied former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin's habeas corpus petition.

US Government Hit With $42M Birth Injury Verdict in Pa.

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal judge in Harrisburg has ordered the United States to pay $42 million to a family whose baby suffered brain injuries during delivery because of a federally employed doctor's unnecessary use of forceps.

Blank Rome, Cozen O'Connor Want Ponzi Scheme Suit Tossed

P.J. D'Annunzio

The two firms claim they are being targeted because the real fraudster is broke and owes millions of dollars.

In LGBT Win, Court Says Gay Couple Had Common-Law Marriage

P.J. D'Annunzio

A gay man has won legal recognition of his common-law marriage to his partner, who died two months before the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.

Another Risperdal Case Tossed Midtrial

P.J. D'Annunzio

The Philadelphia judge did not explain his decision, but another lawsuit was tossed in December shortly after the defense started their case.

US Ordered to Pay $4M for Temple Hospital Birth Injury

P.J. D'Annunzio

A U.S. district court judge ruled the doctor, a federal employee, was just as responsible as the hospital in contributing to the injury.

Pfizer Fails Second Bid to Escape Whistleblower Suit

P.J. D'Annunzio

After two attempts to get out of a whistleblower case, Pfizer is still on the hook for claims that it illegally marketed an anti-fungal medication, Vfend, for off-label use.

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