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Defendants Win Locomotive Inspection Act Preemption Argument on Summary Judgment Motion in Pennsylvania

USA - January 9 2020 PENNSYLVANIA - A personal injury lawsuit was filed in the court of common pleas of Philadelphia County in April 2016 on behalf of the decedent, Diane...

Illinois First District Appellate Court Affirms $4.89 Million Verdict Illinois First District Appellate Court, December 19, 2019

USA - December 24 2019 On December 19, 2019, the Illinois First District Appellate Court affirmed $4.89 million verdict rendered in favor of deceased pleural...

Reversal of Summary Judgment for U.S. Steel on Maritime Claims Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth District, December 9, 2019

USA - December 10 2019 OHIO - Edward Shaffer was allegedly exposed to asbestos while working in the boiler room of multiple vessels while serving as a merchant marine...

Motions to Dismiss Denied in Consolidated Cases Brought by Two Groups of Beneficiaries U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana December 2, 2019

USA - December 3 2019 Louisiana - The plaintiff, Federico Lopez, filed a lawsuit in June 2017 in Louisiana state court alleging his malignant mesothelioma was caused by...

Incorrect Rule Applied to Determine Whether Compensatory Damages Were Excessive; $40.6 Million Verdict Remanded Supreme Court of Delaware, December 2, 2019

USA - December 2 2019 DELAWARE - On June 8, 2018, a Delaware jury awarded $40.6 million in compensatory damages to the plaintiff, Paula Knecht, in a case previously...