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On September 6, 2018, the Appellate Division reinstated Plaintiffs’ Complaint in the matter of Linda Cowley, et al. v. Virtua Health System, et al., after a trial court dismissed the medical malpractice claim due to Plaintiff’s failure to obtain an “Affidavit of Merit.”
Uber, a pioneer in ride-sharing technology, and attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, announced today that Uber has reached a settlement agreement for fines in the amount of $148 million for the way it handled a data breach that occurred in 2016.
Last week, the Connecticut Supreme Court denied a widow her bid to receiving benefits under the state Workers’ Compensation Act after a federal law judge already granted her benefits under the Federal Longshore Act.
In August 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in Dunlap v. Federal Signal Corporation (“Dunlap”), ruled that the plaintiffs’ evidence that their alternative product’s design met the applicable industry standard was not sufficient to establish a prima facie strict liability design defect tort case.
New Jersey courts and litigants have spent the past month or so facing new arguments in battles over admission of scientific expert testimony, since the Supreme Court handed down a decision entitled In re Accutane Litig., 2018 N.J. LEXIS 988 (Aug. 1, 2018).
In 1980, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Portee v. Jaffe, 84 NJ 88 (1980) ruled that a parent could recover damages for bystander negligent infliction of emotional distress as a result of watching their young child suffer and die in an accident caused by a defendant's negligence.
On September 16, 2018, New York City Asbestos Litigation (“NYCAL”) Special Master Shelley Rossoff Olsen issued a recommendation in the Kim Young matter, overruling Avon’s objection on forum non conveniens grounds to the matter’s inclusion in the October 2017 In Extremis cluster.