Max Mitchell

Superior Court Upholds $10M Award Against CHOP

Max Mitchell

The state Superior Court has rejected a bid by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to overturn a more than $10 million verdict over a failure to promptly diagnose an infant's bacterial meningitis.

Superior Court Upholds $10M Award Against CHOP

Max Mitchell

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected a bid by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to overturn a more than $10 million verdict over a failure to promptly diagnose an infant's bacterial meningitis.

Superior Court Affirms Conviction of Kane Confidant

Max Mitchell

The state Superior Court has affirmed the criminal conviction of Patrick Reese, a former aide to former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Lawsuit Faulting Civil Forfeiture Gains Class Status

Max Mitchell

A federal judge has granted class certification to plaintiffs alleging that Philadelphia's civil asset forfeiture program creates an unconstitutional conflict of interest for law enforcement agencies.

Janssen Wants More Medical Info From New Risperdal Plaintiffs

Max Mitchell

A dispute has arisen in the Risperdal litigation in Philadelphia over whether new plaintiffs in the mass tort should have to include prescription records and documentation of a Risperdal-related injury in their plaintiff fact sheets.

FJD to Curtail Cellphone Use in CJC—With Exemption for Lawyers

Max Mitchell

The First Judicial District is planning to use cellphone-locking technology at the Criminal Justice Center—although attorneys and court officials will be largely exempt from the new rules.

Turnpike Commission Must Pay $2.3 Million for Would-Be Hotel

Max Mitchell

A Bucks County jury determined that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission should pay $2.3 million for a 2.6-acre parcel of land that the owners said they had planned to turn into a hotel.

Judge Rules Invokana Litigation Should Remain in Federal Court

Max Mitchell

The litigation that began in state court over the diabetes drug Invokana should be handled in federal court, a district judge has ruled.

Court Narrows Claims Over Essure Birth Control Device

Max Mitchell

A federal judge has shaved several theories from a cluster of cases against Bayer Corp. over its Essure birth control device, finding that express pre-emption applied to many of the plaintiffs' claims.

Phila. Taps Dechert, Eyes Hogan Lovells to Protect Sanctuary City Policy

Max Mitchell

As legal clashes over its status as a sanctuary city appear likely, Philadelphia is turning to a team of local big-law attorneys to advise it on how to handle the controversial immigration issue.

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