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Amtrak Liability Capped at $200 Million

The Philadelphia Amtrak accident has grabbed major headlines in recent days. Philadelphians have joined the families and friends of Amtrak 188 victims to endure the tragedy together. The tragedy hits home. Amtrak is popular among Philadelphia area commuters who use the train service to get to work every day or to visit family members on weekends. [...]

Medical Malpractice – What’s New? – An Interview with Slade McLaughlin, Esq.

This article was planned with a different focus. The Citi Private Bank study discussed in a recent Philadelphia Business Journal gave statistical proof to what has been apparent about the local job market and provoked this investigation into what might be happening in a specific practice area. Slade H. McLaughlin We thought an examination [...]

Philadelphia Jury Awards $20.5 Million For Fatal Liposuction Lawsuit

A Philadelphia jury awarded a $20.5 million verdict Friday to the parents of an 18-year-old college student who allegedly died from a liposuction procedure gone wrong. Of the $20.5 million award, $15 million was for punitive damages. The jury returned the verdict seven years to the day of the elective liposuction Amy Fledderman, 18, sought for [...]