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Bars Settle With Family of Man Beaten to Death

The estate of a 23-year-old man beaten to death after a night out in the Old City section of Philadelphia has settled for $7 million with the bars that served the man's attackers, according to lawyers in the case.

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Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Limited Tort Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Lackawanna County jury has decided in favor of the defendant in a 2009 motor vehicle case.

Access to Facebook Profile Denied in Class Action Lawsuit

By Saranac Hale Spencer |

The woman bringing a potential class action against the maker of treats that allegedly killed her dog doesn’t have to open her Facebook account to the defense, a federal judge has ruled.

Cephalon's Profits Fair Game in FTC Suit

By Saranac Hale Spencer |

The Federal Trade Commission can go after six years of Cephalon’s profits in a reverse-payment case against the pharmaceutical company, a federal judge has ruled.

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New Sales Strategy Deemed Breach of Contract

By Lizzy McLellan |

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a former employee of Virtual Officeware LLC, after a new sales strategy resulted in a breach of contract.

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Transport Company Settles After Car Collision

By Gina Passarella |

Plaintiff Michael Spadine claimed injuries from a Nov. 3, 2009, motor vehicle accident in which defendant Richard Kemmerer collided with Spadine's car and fled the scene.

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Jury Awards Punitives for Kraft Factory Shooting

By Max Mitchell |

A Philadelphia jury awarded more than $38.5 million in punitive damages to the estates of two Kraft employees who were fatally gunned down by a disgruntled co-worker.

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Stroke Victim Gets Verdict for Allegedly Ignored Symptoms

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A 76-year-old woman in Montgomery County alleging her doctor ignored the signs of an impending stroke was awarded $6.3 million in her medical malpractice case.

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UPenn, Avid Win Attorney Fees in Patent Case

By Saranac Hale Spencer |

The University of Pennsylvania and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, which had each been accused of infringing on patents related to Alzheimer's disease research, were awarded attorney fees in the case after they were victorious in a federal jury trial three years ago.

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Carpenter Secures Settlement in Forklift Incident

By Lizzy McLellan |

A union carpenter who was injured on the job reached settlement with the heating and air conditioning subcontractor whose employee allegedly struck the plaintiff with a forklift.

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Janssen Prevails in Second Phila. Risperdal Trial

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The jury in the second Risperdal mass-tort case in Philadelphia, while finding that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn about the risk of male breast growth from the drug, determined that the drug did not cause the plaintiff's gynecomastia.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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.