Recent Verdicts

Acquitted Man Wins $1M for Malicious Prosecution Claims

A man acquitted of vehicular homicide charges after he struck a police officer with his car was awarded more than $1 million for claims that he was the victim of a malicious prosecution stemming from the fatal incident.

Beaver County Woman Secures Jury Verdict in UIM Case

A Beaver County jury awarded nearly $1.2 million to a woman injured in a car accident in her lawsuit against an insurance company.

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Contractors Settle For $1.2M After Worker's Fall

A contractor and a general contractor have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle claims stemming from a fall at a construction site.

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Jury Awards $6.4M In Asbestos Case

A Philadelphia jury awarded a former PECO Energy employee and his wife more than $6.4 million over claims that he was exposed to asbestos-containing products that caused him to develop lung cancer.

Jury Verdict for Fall Victim After Alleging Video Spoliation

A Philadelphia jury has ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a slip-and-fall case involving an allegedly defective sidewalk grate.

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Grocery Store Slip-and-Fall Results In Phila. Jury Award

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $1.5 million to a 51-year-old woman who fractured her wrist and injured her knee in a slip-and-fall at a grocery store. The jury returned the verdict despite the plaintiff's demand of just $100,000, leading defendant Bottom Dollar Food to file a post-trial motion for remittitur calling the award "grossly exorbitant" and "shocking to the judicial conscience."

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Passenger Alleged Rollover Caused Severe Lacerations

On May 2, 2009, plaintiff David Sybert, 21, was thrown from a sport utility vehicle during a rollover accident on Route 2020 near Stewart Hollow Road, in Homer City.

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Parties Settle for $5.5M After Child Fell From Window

The family of a 7-year-old who was allegedly brain damaged after falling out of a third-story window has settled with numerous parties for more than $5.5 million.

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Saw-maker Pays $390,000 Over Severed Fingers

The maker of an industrial saw used for cutting wood and metal has agreed to pay $390,000 to settle a products liability claim after a man sliced off two of his fingers while using the saw.

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Settlement Reached In Case of Boy Run Over and Killed

A contracting company and the estate of a 10-year-old boy killed when two vehicles operated by drivers who had drugs in their systems collided at an intersection and subsequently ran him over have reached a $4.15 million settlement.

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Accounting Firm To Pay For Aiding Ponzi Scheme

A federal jury has awarded $2.45 million to the bankruptcy estate of a man who is currently serving jail time for running a Ponzi scheme, finding that his accountants helped him to carry out the scheme, which affected a number of victims including several lawyers.

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Jury Awards $1.8M To Man With Chemical Burns

A Philadelphia jury awarded a ­sanitation worker more than $1.8 million after he was partially blinded when caustic chemicals splashed into his eye while cleaning a Hatfield Quality Meats ­processing plant.

Verdict Secured for Oil and Gas Water Pollution

A federal jury has awarded $4.24 million to two Northeastern Pennsylvania families for the contamination of their drinking water by an oil and gas drilling company.

Mechanic Wins Discrimination Claim After Termination

On Dec. 28, 2011, plaintiff Albert Gucker, 61, a mechanic, was constructively discharged from U.S. Steel Corp., in Pittsburgh. He had worked at the company for more than 30 years. Since 2003, he had ­restrictions on lifting (no more than 30 pounds) and climbing, due to an arthritic knee.

Man Recovers Verdict After Shot Being

A Bucks County jury has handed up a $362,000 verdict in favor of a man shot in Levittown with a .357-caliber revolver.

Oreo-Cleaning Accident Results in Defense Verdict

A Philadelphia jury returned a complete defense verdict in a premises-liability lawsuit over an injury the plaintiff sustained while cleaning out an Oreo production line at a Kraft factory.

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Defense Win After Spoliation Finding in Telecom Beef

As bookends to a defense verdict in what started as an $82 million breach of contract claim against Hotwire Communications, a federal judge first granted spoliation sanctions and later doled out $110,000 to Hotwire under the newly amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.