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Pa. High Court: Drug Company Lacks Standing To Challenge State’s Outside Counsel

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 ( Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al. v. Janssen Pharmaceutica...

Duane Morris Alerts and Updates. 2-Disease Rule No More: Pennsylvania Allows Multiple Malignancy Claims

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 Superior Court's decision in Daley v. A...

Pa. High Court Reconsiders, Won’t Disturb $8.6M Prempro Punitive Damages Award

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. v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. , Nos. 63...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Common Law Claims Against Employers Allowed For Latent Occupational Diseases

By Richard I. Nemeroff and R. Scott Marshall [Editor's Note: Mr. Nemeroff is the principal of The Nemeroff Law Firm, P.C., with offices in Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Pittsburgh, PA, and New Orleans, LA and focuses his firm's practice on asbestos, pharmaceutical and catastrophic personal injury...

Pa. Supreme Court Says Drug Companies Can Be Sued For Marketing Dangerous Drugs

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 Supreme Court ruled Jan. 22 in an eight...

Pa. Supreme Court Vacates $27.7M Drug Pricing Judgment Against Bristol-Myers

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 rebates paid to the state government ( Commonwealth...

Going to School . . . Divorce Style

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 the parents have two separate houses and the child...

Stepdad Learns That Parenthood Has A Price

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 married the mother, who had twin sons from a prior...