COLUMBUS, OH (Legal Newsline) – Forty-three male sexual assault survivors who allegedly suffered abuse at the hands of former Ohio State University physician Richard Strauss are now suing over what they claim was a failure on the part of the school to inform and protect students from what the lawsuit terms a “monster."
This year, a national legal reform group shed more light on an asbestos docket in Virginia by downgrading Newport News to a “Judicial Hellhole,” though an asbestos attorney there claims the report is propaganda.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – For years, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas employed an improper practice of mandatory consolidation in asbestos cases despite restrictions being in place on the process, an asbestos defendant hit with a $1 million verdict is arguing.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana-based home health services company Amedisys Inc. has agreed to pay the federal government $150 million to settle allegations that it and its affiliates violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to Medicare, federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) -- A trial court judge recently upheld a $2.3 million plaintiff's verdict in an asbestos mass tort case out of Philadelphia, disputing defense assertions that the defendants were entitled to a new trial because the plaintiff's case for causation failed as a matter of law.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) -- A Philadelphia jury recently returned a verdict of nearly $11 million in a Topamax mass tort case brought by the mother of a 5-year-old boy born with a cleft palate and lip, a condition the woman blamed on her use of the anticonvulsant.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) -- Following an arbitration panel's recent ruling allowing tobacco companies to withhold from the commonwealth a large amount of funds from the multi-state Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, lawyers representing the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office this week filed a motion seeking to maintain full funding from the agreement.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- Twenty-six victims of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach jailed for child molestation, have agreed to settle civil claims with the central Pennsylvania university for nearly $60 million, the school announced Monday.