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Nov 03

Messa & Associates secured the highest motor vehicle verdict in Pennsylvania last year, and the 7th-highest verdict in PA overall

By Angela Leone

It’s time for us to brag a little bit! VerdictSearch recently released their list of Top Settlements & Verdicts of 2019 and Messa & Associates is named TWICE on their list of Top Pennsylvania verdicts! Philadelphia personal injury attorneys Brett M. Furber and Ramon A. Arreola secured a $12.9M verdict on behalf of the pedestrian […]

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Oct 07

Abuse Claims Against the Boy Scouts of America

By Angela Leone

Boy Scouts Abuse Claims, child abuse boy scouts, boy scouts bankruptcy

In February of this year, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy in Federal Court in Delaware in response to mounting liability from child sexual abuse cases. The organization faced 275 lawsuits in state and federal courts plus at least 1,400 additional potential claims. As part of these bankruptcy proceedings, funds were set […]

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Aug 07

Lessons in the Law: Peremptory Strikes, Batson Challenges, and Discrimination in Our Courts

By Angela Leone

batson challenge, joe messa, messa & Associates, personal injury attorneys

The New Jersey Association for Justice’s (NJAJ) annual Boardwalk Seminar took place virtually this year, with presenting attorneys streaming live from their offices while attorneys attending for continuing legal education credits logged in to their NJAJ accounts to view live or recorded presentations. The three-day “digital experience” was certainly less exciting than the real thing, […]

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Aug 03

3M Litigation Update: Judge Rules that 3M Cannot Avoid Liability with Government Contractor Defense

By Ashley B. DiLiberto

3m earplug victims, tinnitus, hering loss, 3m earplug lawsuits

On Friday July 24, 2020, the U.S. District Judge presiding over ongoing 3M Earplug Litigation, Honorable M. Casey Rodgers, rejected 3M Defendants’ key legal defense, which they planned to use against hundreds of thousands of lawsuits accusing them of knowingly manufacturing defective earplugs used by U.S. soldiers. Since the beginning of this litigation, 3M has […]

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May 26

One-third of the Nation’s Coronvirus Deaths Are Nursing Home Related & Legislators are Trying to Protect Nursing Homes from Liability

By Angela Leone

According to a New York Times (NYT) data analysis last updated on May 11th, one-third of all Coronavirus deaths in the United States (about 28,000) are residents or workers at nursing homes and other long term care facilities. More than 153,000 have been sickened by the virus at almost 8,000 facilities across the nation. Pennsylvania […]

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