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Family of Man Run Over by Truck Reaches Settlement

By Ben Seal |

The estate of a man run over by a truck has reached a $4.5 million settlement with the truck's driver and its owner. The man allegedly died from causes relating to the accident, according to the plaintiffs' pretrial memorandum in the case.

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Disabled Boy Receives Verdict From Lancaster Jury

By Ben Seal |

A Lancaster County jury has handed up an $8.5 million verdict in a medical ­malpractice case for an 8-year-old boy who developed severe neurological ­defects after an incident at a pediatric care facility.

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Jury Finds for Defense in Sidewalk Slip-and-Fall Case

On Feb. 6, 2014, plaintiff Donald Pachucki, a municipal worker in his 50s, slipped and fell at 274 Carey Ave. in Wilkes-Barre. Pachucki, who was collecting debris in the course of his employment, stated that he fell on a patch of ice and landed on his left side. He claimed an aggravation of a pre-existing shoulder injury.

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Travelers Insurance Settles for $750,000 After Auto Accident

After two weeks of post-mediation discussion, Travelers Insurance Co. and a man who underwent multiple surgeries and years-long treatment after an auto accident have settled an underinsured motorist claim for $750,000.

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Jury Delivers Defense Verdict in Fender Bender Case

On Feb. 3, 2011, plaintiff Dennis Shepherd, a self-employed contractor in his 40s, was rear-ended on Street Road at Bustleton Pike, in Feasterville. He had stopped to make a left turn when his pickup truck was hit by a sedan. He claimed injuries to his left arm.

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Phila. Jury Finds in Favor of Four Bus Crash Victims

By Ben Seal |

Four people injured in a bus accident that had dozens of victims were awarded $5.05 million by a Philadelphia jury, including $2 million in punitive damages, following a nearly seven-week trial.

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Jury Awards $155K in UIM Case

On Jan. 3, 2014, plaintiff Daniel Ancherani, 42, a pipe fitter/laborer, was rear-ended on Washington Avenue at Spruce Street, in Scranton. He had been stopped in order to turn into a mall's garage when his Mitsubishi Gallant was struck by a Honda Accord. He claimed neck and back injuries. He settled with the other driver for $100,000 but sought coverage from Government Employees Insurance Co. under his underinsured-motorist policy.

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Bank Agrees to Settle RICO Class Action Claims

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Zions First National Bank, sued for an allegedly fraudulent telemarketing scheme that resulted in unauthorized debits to bank consumers' accounts, has agreed to settle the RICO claims against it for $37.5 million.

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Passenger Injured in Truck Crash Receives $1.6M in Bench Trial

By Ben Seal |

An elderly woman injured when her vehicle was hit from behind by a U-Haul truck was awarded $1.56 million after a one-day bench trial in Philadelphia before Judge Ellen Ceisler.

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Court Finds Man Suffered Brain Damage From Teens' Assault

On March 31, 2012, plaintiff Ian Mitchell, a map designer in his 30s, was assaulted by a group of teenagers near his home, in Folcroft.

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Judge Approves Settlement in Egg Class Action

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A combined $8.4 million settlement between five defendants and direct purchasers and suppliers in national egg antitrust litigation has been approved by a federal judge.

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Phila. Jury Finds Against Janssen in Latest Risperdal Trial

A Philadelphia jury hit Janssen Pharmaceuticals with a $70 million verdict in a case over the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The case, which was the fifth to go to trial from Philadelphia's Risperdal-related mass tort program, resulted in the largest award out of that program by a factor of nearly 30.

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Jury Sides With Police Officer in Suit Against Suspect Over Crash

On March 6, 2014, plaintiff Shaun Smallwood, 32, a police officer, was driving on Cumberland Street, in Northeast Philadelphia, when a minivan struck his car, head-on.

Rear-Ender Leads to Surgeries, Settlement For Injured Driver

A man who underwent a pair of surgeries and more than a year of physical therapy after his vehicle was rear-ended while driving on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia has reached a mediated settlement of $700,000 with the driver who hit him and the driver's company.

Jury Sides With Defendant in Parking Lot Accident Case

On July 19, 2012, plaintiff Rose Marchitello, 64, retired, was involved in an accident in a store's parking lot in North Versailles. She was stopped in one of the parking lot's lanes, waiting for a vehicle to pull out of a handicapped-parking space, when the left rear corner of her 1997 Buick Park Avenue was struck by the rear of a Jeep Patriot backing out of a parking space. She claimed a broken thumb.