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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not hear an appeal of a decision upholding a nearly $45,000 sanction on a defense attorney who sent a purportedly intimidating letter to the employer of an opponent’s expert witness in a closely watched medical malpractice case.
A Mississippi state appeals court on Tuesday refused to revive a suit accusing a nursing home of contributing to a resident’s death from sepsis, leaving in place a directed verdict in the home’s favor and agreeing with the trial judge that the resident’s family had not made a case against the home.
New York courts have recognized that optional safety features are appropriate under some circumstances — for example, when equipment is operated by trained employees. But the recent ruling in Fasolas v. Bobcat of New York, where the end user was a customer of an equipment rental yard, should concern manufacturers, says Richard Rubenstein of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.
Matthew Berry is a Susman Godfrey LLP attorney who's been entrusted with some of the firm's biggest work and has proven his worth by earning a $168 million settlement for animation-studio clients and a $50 million patent infringement verdict in the last year, making him one of Law360's five Rising Stars in the trials area.
An Italian citizen who created a global network of hijacked computers to run an auto-click scheme defrauded online advertisers by exploiting a vulnerability in the storage servers of one of the world’s leading data storage manufacturers to launch the scheme, federal prosecutors told a jury Tuesday.