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Plaintiff's Leg Was Fractured in Multi-Vehicle Collision

On Oct. 1, 2010, plaintiff Shawn Garnett, 19, a retail employee, was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer traveling on New Falls Road in Middletown Township. The driver, Meagan Peterson, lost control, crossed the center line, and struck two other vehicles head-on. Garnett, who was in the rear seat behind the driver, claimed he suffered a fractured left femur.

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Plaintiff Said Staff Failed to Monitor Infirm Patient

According to the pretrial memorandum of plaintiff Eunice Rogers, on June 2, 2012, the plaintiff's mother, Mildred D. Rogers, who was 83 at the time, was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital, of the North Philadelphia Health System, for treatment of aspiration pneumonia.

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Family of Woman Killed in Head-on Collision Awarded

By Max Mitchell |

The family of a woman killed in a multiple-vehicle collision has received an award of nearly $1.5 million from a Monroe County jury.

Pa. Superior Court Revives Chest-Tube Med Mal Case

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The case of a man who developed complications from having a surgical tube left inside of him years after an operation can proceed after initially being dismissed, the state Superior Court has ruled.

Pa. Justices Deny McNeil's Appeal in $10M Motrin Case

By Gina Passarella |

The state Supreme Court has denied an appeal by the maker of Children's Motrin in a case that resulted in a $10 million verdict for a family of a 3-year-old severely injured after taking several doses of the medicine.

Monroe County Jury Awards $1.5M in Multi-Vehicle Crash

By Max Mitchell |

The family of a woman killed in a multiple-vehicle collision has received an award of nearly $1.5 million from a Monroe County jury.

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Jury Awards Verdict To Plaintiff in Trip-and-Fall Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Philadelphia jury has found a property owner entirely negligent in a trip-and-fall case, awarding $66,000 to the plaintiff for medical expenses related to an ankle injury.

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Driver Settles With Deliveryman After Intersection Crash

On June 2, 2013, plaintiff Mahmoud Ahmad, 25, a pizza deliveryman, was driving an Acura TL sedan on Lycoming Street toward the intersection with K Street, in Northeast Philadelphia.On June 2, 2013, plaintiff Mahmoud Ahmad, 25, a pizza deliveryman, was driving an Acura TL sedan on Lycoming Street toward the intersection with K Street, in Northeast Philadelphia. Ahmad claimed that he stopped at a four-way stop sign, then drove into the intersection. As he did so, the driver's side of his car was struck by a Nissan Maxima driven by Mohammed Abuawada, who was traveling on K Street. Ahmad maintained that Abuawada struck his car at 80 to 85 mph. Ahmad suffered a fracture to his left clavicle, which he claimed was a serious impairment of a bodily function.

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Second Trial Yields Verdict for Deceased Patient's Daughter

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Philadelphia jury has awarded a verdict of more than $1.5 million to the administratrix of Dorothy Johnson's estate, finding that St. Joseph's Hospital's breach of corporate duties led to Johnson's death.

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Settlement for OAG In Furniture Fraud Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General has come to a settlement agreement with the officers of two companies that were allegedly selling furniture without fulfilling orders or giving refunds.

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Phila. Jury Awards Families of Slain Factory Workers

By Max Mitchell |

The family members of two Kraft factory workers who were fatally gunned down by a disgruntled employee have received an award of more than $8 million from a Philadelphia jury.

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Jury Sides With Remaining Defendant In Bridge Accident

By Lizzy McLellan |

In a wrongful-death and survival action case in which all but one defendant settled, the remaining party has received a defense verdict in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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Jury Awards Woman For Post-Collision Soft-Tissue Injuries

On June 7, 2012, plaintiff Nichele Morgan, 23, a pharmacy technician, was driving on Calumet Street near Ridge Avenue, in Northwest Philadelphia, when the front driver's side of her Honda Accord was struck by the front of a 1998 Ford Econoline van.

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Insurance Broker Settles Contract Dispute

By Max Mitchell |

An insurance brokerage has settled claims stemming from a former employee's departure from the firm to join another brokerage.

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Plaintiff Awarded in First Philadelphia Risperdal Trial

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A Philadelphia jury awarded $2.5 million to the plaintiff in the first of roughly 1,250 Risperdal mass-tort cases in the city's courts.

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Girl Scout Settles With Susquehanna Camp

By Max Mitchell |

A Girl Scout who allegedly sustained a traumatic brain injury after falling off a rock formation during an outing has settled for nearly $3 million with the Susquehanna County camp where the fall occurred.

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Gun Law Challenges Prevail in Two Cases in Pa. Federal Court

By Saranac Hale Spencer |

Two federal judges in Pennsylvania have granted relief to people who had been barred by law from owning guns and brought Second Amendment challenges to that law.

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Plaintiffs Settle Following Tractor-Trailer Pile-up

By Max Mitchell |

According to the plaintiffs' complaint, on Jan. 2, 2012, Fernando Olivas was driving a tractor-trailer owned by J.M. Leasing eastbound along I-80 in Jefferson County, when he passed a slow-moving vehicle in the right lane. The weather had recently become snowy, the complaint said, and, as Olivas attempted to move back into the right lane after passing the slow-moving vehicle, he lost control of the tractor-trailer, which jack-knifed.

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Sewer Fees Not Required at Widow's Unoccupied House

A judge in Lackawanna County has decided in favor of the defense in a case involving sewer fees for an uninhabited house.

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Jury Decides Both Drivers Negligent in UM Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Susquehanna County jury has entered a defense verdict in an uninsured motorist case where it found both drivers negligent.

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Retired Teacher Gets Arbitration Award for Car Accident Injuries

By Lizzy McLellan |

A three-person arbitration panel has awarded $700,000 to Diane and David Richman with regard to an underinsured motorist claim they brought against Liberty International Underwriters.

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Jury Awards Delco Man Blinded From Prolonged Surgery

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A man who lost his sight because of a prolonged back surgery has been awarded $21.8 million in his medical malpractice case by a Delaware County jury.

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Agreement Reached On Conditions for Mentally Ill Inmates

By Lizzy McLellan |

The Department of Corrections has agreed to reform its conditions for inmates who suffer from mental illness.

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Contractor Entitled to Mechanic's Lien

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Lycoming County judge has decided that Linde Corp., a contracting company, is entitled to a mechanic's lien of more than $216,000 for work it performed on a water withdrawal facility, despite the defendants' claim that the owner of the property did not approve the work.

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Penn State Agrees To Pay to Settle NCAA Dispute

By Max Mitchell |

On Jan. 16, state officials, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Penn State University announced they had reached a settlement in the dispute over the validity of a consent decree the athletic body imposed on the university that included a $60 million penalty.

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Postal Worker Awarded in Mail-Truck Collision

On Nov. 3, 2011, plaintiff Sharon Orenshaw, 59, a U.S. Postal Service worker, was driving a mail truck on Route 52 in Kennett Township. While she was stopped at a mailbox, the front of her truck was hit by a Lexus sedan driven by Edward Cluff, who was traveling in the opposite direction. Orenshaw claimed multiple injuries to her neck.

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Philadelphia Jury Awards Paralyzed Heroin Addict

By Max Mitchell |

A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $6 million to a heroin addict who was paralyzed from the chest down due to alleged negligent medical treatment.

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Son to be Repaid for Sale of Bequeathed Rental Home

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Delaware County judge has decided that the adult son of a woman who died in 2011 should be compensated for the sale of one of her properties, since that property was devised to him in her will.

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Lawyer Ordered to Repay Millions for Diverting Assets

By Gina Passarella |

A federal judge ordered a suspended Bridgeport attorney and his law firm to pay $18.4 million in restitution for his alleged misuse of millions of dollars in funds from several employee-benefit plans.