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Pa. High Court Reconsiders, Won’t Disturb $8.6M Prempro Punitive Damages Award
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Dec. 16 let stand an $8.6 million punitive damages verdict in a Prempro hormone replacement therapy case after dismissing the appeal as improvidently granted ( Mary Daniel, et al... Read More

Pa. High Court: Drug Company Lacks Standing To Challenge State’s Outside Counsel
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. lacks standing under Pennsylvania law to challenge the hiring of outside counsel to represent the state in a Risperdal off-label marketing lawsuit, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Aug. 17 ... Read More

Pa. Supreme Court Vacates $27.7M Drug Pricing Judgment Against Bristol-Myers
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 by Tom Moylan

HARRISBURG, Pa. — (Mealey’s) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on June 16 vacated a $27.7 million drug pricing judgment against drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) because a trial court failed to account for billions of dollars in drug... Read More

Pennsylvania High Court Rejects 'Any Exposure' To Asbestos Causation Theory
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Bryan Redding

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (Mealey's) An expert's testimony that "any exposure" to asbestos substantially contributes to mesothelioma irreparably conflicts with his testimony that mesothelioma is a dose-response disease, the Pennsylvania Supreme... Read More

$22 Million Settlement Of Royalty Class Action Litigation Approved By U.S. Judge
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Babst Calland

On March 17, 2011, United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin approved a settlement that could be worth more than $22 Million between Range Resources and a class of over 25,000 landowners/lessors. Judge McLaughlin then issued an Order of Court amending... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Class Certification In Consumer Financial Services Case
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Consumer Financial Services Group The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously reaffirmed the principle that consumer claims requiring fact-intensive, individualized inquiries are not amenable to class certification. In Basile v. H&R Block... Read More

Duane Morris Alerts and Updates. 2-Disease Rule No More: Pennsylvania Allows Multiple Malignancy Claims
Posted on 29 Feb 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

In a decision that impacts all asbestos defendants, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the so-called "two-disease" rule allows plaintiffs in asbestos cases to file multiple malignancy claims. The state Supreme Court affirmed the Pennsylvania... Read More

Going to School . . . Divorce Style
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case involving a very common issue arising in school districts across the country due to the splitting up of families: what are a district’s responsibilities with getting a student to school when... Read More

Stepdad Learns That Parenthood Has A Price
Posted on 10 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in A.S. v. I.S., 2015 Pa. LEXIS 3129 (Pa. Dec. 29, 2015) , that a stepfather who successfully litigated for shared custody of his stepsons had to pay child support as part of the parenthood package. The stepfather... Read More

Pa. Supreme Court Says Drug Companies Can Be Sued For Marketing Dangerous Drugs
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) Pennsylvania law allows drug companies to be sued if they fail to stop marketing drugs known to be unreasonably harmful, and the manufacturers are not immune from being sued for damages for lack of due care, the Pennsylvania... Read More

Judge Robert A. Freedberg Nominated To Fill Pa. Superior Court Vacancy
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Edward G. Rendell on April 1 nominated the Judge Robert A. Freedberg of Easton to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. If confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate, Freedberg would serve the remainder of former... Read More