Max Mitchell

Superior Court Rules Unlisted Resident Driver Exclusion Is OK

Max Mitchell

A policy issued by Safe Auto Insurance Co. that excluded coverage for non-family members who live with the vehicle owner but were not specifically included in the policy is enforceable under the state's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.

$20M Aaron Hernandez Suit Faces Hurdles, Attorneys Say

Max Mitchell

The family of deceased professional football player Aaron Hernandez filed a $20 million lawsuit against the National Football League and the New England Patriots in Boston federal court, but there's a chance the case may end up before the federal judge in Pennsylvania who is overseeing a nearly $1 b

Pfizer Accuses J&J of Stifling Competition From Rival Drug

Max Mitchell

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has sued rival Johnson & Johnson over claims the company forced health care providers and insurers into exclusionary contracts aimed at blocking a competing autoimmune medication Pfizer recently introduced into the market.

Hodge Aims to Establish Lasting Change in Short Term

Max Mitchell

Kelley Hodge has been Philadelphia's top prosecutor since the First Judicial District's Board of Judges chose her in July to take over in the tumultuous wake of former District Attorney R. Seth Williams, who pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in June. Since taking over, Hodge has made high-level sta

NFL Class Counsel Questions Lit Funders' Activity, Hints at Sanctions, Criminal Inquiry

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A lawyer representing class members in the NFL concussion settlement told a Philadelphia federal judge Tuesday that he would urge her to refer litigation funding and settlement management companies to criminal investigators if discovery into allegedly deceptive conduct turns up evidence of fraud.

FTC Takes First Round Over 'Low T' 'Sham' Patent Litigation

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The makers of the testosterone therapy AndroGel could not have prevailed on patent infringement actions they filed against a generic drug maker over the medication, a federal judge has ruled. The decision is a win for the Federal Trade Commission, which is contending that the drugmakers only filed t

Q&A: New Defense Bar Leader Looks to Expand Profile

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Former Gibbons attorney Joseph Cincotta became president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel this summer.

NFL Concussion Case Judge Taps Harvard Law Prof to Monitor Counsel Fees

Max Mitchell

The judge overseeing the National Football League's $1 billion concussion settlement has appointed an expert to look into the reasonableness of attorney fees in the case.

Justices Mull Autopsy Report's Admission When Author Can't Testify

Max Mitchell

May an autopsy report be admitted into evidence when the author of that report is not available to be cross-examined during trial?

Philadelphia Jury Hits J&J With $57.1M Verdict

Max Mitchell

A Philadelphia jury handed up a $57.1 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon after a trial over allegations that its transvaginal mesh product was defective.

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