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Man Claimed Brain Injury After Armored-Truck Collision

According to the pretrial memorandum of plaintiff Frank Jazlovietcki, he was driving northbound along Brookwood Drive near the intersection with Street Road in Bensalem on April 21, 2012, when the passenger-side door was struck by a vehicle owned by defendant Garda CL Atlantic Inc. and operated by defendant Kevin Moss. Moss was traveling west along Street Road. The memo said Moss entered under a red light, and that the Garda vehicle weighed approximately seven tons.

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Parties Settle After Inmate Gets Pepper-Sprayed

According to the plaintiff's amended complaint, on Jan. 7, 2011, plaintiff Ernest Soreth, 57, turned himself in at the Bucks County Correctional Facility, at the direction of his parole officer. After sitting in his cell for about 13 minutes, he felt severe chest pain and fell to the floor, the complaint said

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Woman's Collision With Verizon Truck Leads to Accord

A woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after being rear-ended by a Verizon bucket truck driver—who was on a cellphone while driving—settled her suit against the company for $3 million.

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Jury Sides With Defense in Case Over Eye Injury

On April 30, 2012, plaintiff Patricia Frantz, an event specialist in her 70s, underwent a cataract phacoemulsification with insertion of an intraocular lens to her right eye, which was performed by ophthalmologist Dr. Ramakumar Gounder at The Waterfront Surgery Center in Homestead, Pa.

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Jury Finds Against UIM Carrier in Rear-End Accident

According to the pretrial memorandum from plaintiff Charles Patterson, on Sept. 4, 2010, Patterson was driving a vehicle, with his wife, Annette Patterson, as a passenger, near Gilbert and Rugby streets in Philadelphia.

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Estate of Man Who Fell 10 Stories to His Death Settles

Representatives of the estate of a cellular infrastructure technician who died after falling 10 stories from a Philadelphia rooftop settled with several defendants for a total of $4.45 million.

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Arbitrator Awards Plaintiffs for UIM, Bad Faith and Fees

According to the plaintiff's complaint, on Nov. 16, 2010, plaintiff Elsie Carraghan was driving a sedan south along Kings Highway in Lehigh County when her vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle being driven by Kim Coleen Ruppert.

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Parties Settle Truck-Stop Pay Card Dispute

A Pennsylvania federal judge granted final approval of a $130 million settlement in an antitrust suit between independent truck-stop owners on one side and trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc. and three national truck-stop chains on the other.

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Soccer Prospect Awarded for Botched Bowel Procedure

A college soccer star once weeks away from going to Colombia on a contract to play professionally was awarded $3.34 million for injuries he suffered after a botched groin surgery that put an end to his athletic career

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Jury Awards Plaintiff In Admitted Rear-End Collision

According to the plaintiff's pretrial memorandum, Michael B. Clark, who was 66 at the time and had formerly worked as a lineman at PPL, was driving east along Blakeslee Boulevard when he stopped to make a left turn onto Mall Lane in Mahoning Township, Pa.

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Man Awarded After Hand Was Crushed In Printing Press

On Oct. 24, 2011, plaintiff Phillip R. Smith, who was in his 50s, finished greasing an offset printing press that had been designed, manufactured and installed by Manugraph Dauphin Graphic Machines, according to the plaintiff's pretrial memorandum

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Jury Awards No Damages In Dragonetti Action

Blank Rome and longtime client St. Luke's University Health Network were each found by a jury to have improperly sued family members of two former patients who had sued the hospital over allegations a former nurse killed their loved ones, but the firm and health system were not assessed any damages.

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Phila. Jury Sides With Defense In Intersection Collision

On July 14, 2011, plaintiff Kenneth Davis was driving through the intersection of Cottman Avenue and East Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia with plaintiff Eric Ligon as passenger, when the sedan Davis was driving collided with a sedan being driven by defendant Halyna Onipko, according to the plaintiffs' complaint.

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Honda Slammed With Crashworthiness Verdict

A Philadelphia jury awarded $55.3 million to a man who was paralyzed when his head struck the roof of his 1999 Acura Integra as it rolled after a tire blew out.

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Judge Orders Punitives Against Insurance Carrier

A Berks County trial judge has levied $18 million in punitive damages and $3 million in attorney fees against defendant Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

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Plaintiff Awarded Lost Profits in Patent Case

A company that was previously found to be in contempt of a federal judge's order to stop selling patent-infringing electrical wire connectors has been ordered to pay the plaintiff patent holder about $1.5 million in attorney fees after the parties could not reach an agreement on an appropriate amount.