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Pennsylvania Superior Court Confirms That Fair Share Act Applies In Asbestos And Other Strict-Liability Cases And Requires Apportionment Of Liability Among Defendants And Settled Tortfeasors Regardless Of Bankruptcy Status
In Roverano v. John Crane, Inc., 2017 PA Super 415 (Dec. 28, 2017), the Pennsylvania Superior Court confirmed that Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act, which prescribes how liability is allocated among multiple defendants, ...
United States
4 Jan 2018
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That Insured Did Not Forfeit Coverage By Settling Without Insurer's Consent Even Though Insurer Was Defending Under A Reservation Of Rights
The insureds were sued in a class action over alleged bodily injury and property damage caused by emissions from nuclear facilities.
United States
31 Jul 2015
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Apply Common Sense To Indemnity Claim
A mechanical sub's employee is severely injured during a coffee break when an improperly-fastened section of limestone façade comes loose near where he is sitting.
United States
29 Jul 2015
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Baseball Spectator Strikes Out Against Architect
A spectator hit by a foul ball during a Mets game decided to sue for damages, and his suit included the architects of Citi Field as defendants.
United States
27 Jan 2015
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Pa. Superior Court Confirms Statutory Right Of Repose For Improvements To Real Estate In Asbestos Cases
The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in an asbestos mesothelioma case.
United States
9 Jul 2014
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Housing Discrimination Is Not Personal Injury
The Federal Ins. Co. v. Steadfast Ins. Co, et al decision last week from the Second District Court of Appeal for the State of California provided helpful clarification for insurers regarding the scope of coverage under the "personal injury" coverage part of a general liability policy.
United States
8 Oct 2012
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How Plaintiffs Are Playing Their "Unfortunate Hand": The Impact Of PLIVA v. Mensing On Personal Injury Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers
Seven months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision finding that claims by injured plaintiffs alleging that generic drug manufacturers failed to warn adequately of the risks of their products are preempted, and thus forbidden, by federal law.
United States
29 Jan 2012
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Medicare Secondary Payer Statute: New Reporting Requirements For Products Liability And Toxic Tort Clients
Beginning January 1, 2010, extensive new Medicare reporting obligations will apply to insurance companies and other businesses, including products liability and toxic tort defendants that make payments to Medicare beneficiaries as a result of verdicts or settlements resolving liability claims.
United States
14 Dec 2009
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