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January 17th, 2020

Philadelphia Judge Slashes $8 Billion Risperdal Verdict

ATRA is encouraged by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Powell’s decision to slash the $8 billion punitive damages verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a single-plaintiff Risperdal case. The outsized verdict and the court’s underlying decisions were a main driver behind the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas being named . . . → Read More: Philadelphia Judge Slashes $8 Billion Risperdal Verdict

February 20th, 2015

Out-of-State Mass Tort Plaintiffs Again Flocking to Philadelphia, a Two-Time #1 Judicial Hellhole

As reported by the Pennsylvania Record, mass tort filings jumped 150 percent last year in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center (CLC), America’s #1 Judicial Hellhole in 2010 and 2011 . . . → Read More: Out-of-State Mass Tort Plaintiffs Again Flocking to Philadelphia, a Two-Time #1 Judicial Hellhole

March 21st, 2014

Another State High Court Slaps Down AG’s ‘Off-Label’ Lawsuit against Maker of ‘Miracle’ Drug

The Arkansas Supreme Court this week unanimously reversed a lower court’s $1.2 billion verdict won previously in an off-labeling lawsuit waged by the state’s attorney general against the maker of widely used and effective antipsychotic medication . . . → Read More: Another State High Court Slaps Down AG’s ‘Off-Label’ Lawsuit against Maker of ‘Miracle’ Drug