PA Superior Court: Fair Share Act Applies to Asbestos Strict Liability Cases; Settlements With Bankruptcy Trusts Must Be Included in Calculating Liability Under Fair Share Act!
PCCJR Comments on Judicial Hellholes Report
Cookie Jar Slams Shut on Pond Lehocky Pharmacy
Mass tort programs and large awards make Legal Intel’s 2017 highlight reel
It will be of no surprise to readers of this update that large awards coming from mass tort programs were among the 2017 highlights of the Philadelphia legal community according to The Legal Intelligencer. Among them, the $57.1 million verdict against Ethicon over allegations its pelvic mesh product was defective and a second jury award of $20 million over similar claims. Also mentioned, the $27.8 million Xarelto verdict, even after the defense won in three cases as part of the consolidated litigation in federal court. Read the full article here. Note: The Legal Intelligencer has a paywall, but allows up to 5 free articles per month.
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PCCJR focuses exclusively on civil litigation reform and provides a voice for those who are concerned about the problem of lawsuit abuse in Pennsylvania. The coalition works hand-in-hand with other advocates for civil justice fairness to ensure our elected officials understand the extent of the problems and the importance of acting now to address them. Be sure to keep up with the latest in our efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s legal climate and bring fairness to the courts at http://www.paforciviljusticereform.org and share membership information with others willing to lend their voice to our efforts.