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Raising Pa. Supreme Court Output Easier Said Than Done?

By Lizzy McLellan |

Despite the wide field of candidates running for the state Supreme Court, some common themes have emerged, including wanting the court to hear more cases and issue more opinions, a campaign promise observers said could be hard to deliver.

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Jury Awards $38.5M in Punitives for Fatal Kraft Factory Shooting

By Max Mitchell |

A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $38.5 million in punitive damages to the estates of two Kraft employees who were fatally gunned down by a disgruntled co-worker.

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Small and Midsize Pa. Firms See No Litigation Lag

By Max Mitchell |

Although some large firms have reported a lag in litigation, and even some talk of layoffs, several midsize and smaller Pennsylvania firms are seeing an uptick.

Defense Focus in Risperdal Cases May Shift to Causation

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

While the second Risperdal trial resulted in a verdict favoring drugmaker Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the company was still found negligent in failing to warn—as it was in the first trial—leading some attorneys to speculate that Janssen will focus less on failure to warn defenses and more on the individual facts of each case.

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Phila. Bar Releases 2015 Judicial Candidate Ratings

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The first batch of 2015 judicial candidate ratings from the Philadelphia Bar Association were released Monday, including for the first time ratings of some candidates for the state's appellate courts.