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Legal action can be taken in cases involving power lines and electrical currents

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 23, 2023 at 5:46 am
Every year in the United States, hundreds of people lose their lives and thousands more are injured as a result of being exposed to electricity. Some cases of electrocution can be traced back to negligent behavior, both in the workplace and in the home. This can happen when there are unsafe working conditions, not enough safety training, flaws in the...
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Anapol Weiss’s $206 million verdict in “Kids for Cash” case is No. 1 in the Legal’s 2022 list of Top Verdicts and Settlements in Pennsylvania

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 3, 2023 at 4:21 pm
Anapol Weiss has been featured at the top of The Legal's Top Verdicts and Settlements in Pennsylvania of 2022. In this case, our firm secured a $206M verdict against two former judges for their involvement in the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" scandal. U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Aug. 16 ordered defendants Mark Ciavarella...
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Selecting Safe Toys

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 6, 2022 at 6:24 pm
To Buy or Not to Buy? You are trying to find a toy for your toddler or a friend’s youngster. The label on the package reads: Intended for children over 3 years of age.  Did you look at your bright and curious 2 year old, who takes things apart at home and think to yourself she’ll love this toy and...
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Oversight Review Reveals VA’s Camp Lejeune Claims Processing Needs Improvement

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2022 at 10:54 am
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regional staff incorrectly processed 37 percent of disability compensation for Camp Lejeune-related claims. These errors resulted in denied claims and underpayment to veterans affected by exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a review in 2022 to determine whether Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) staff followed regulations and...
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Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 22, 2022 at 1:40 pm
PA Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving Commercial truck accidents are increasingly common in Pennsylvania. It may come as a shock to learn that according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), seventy-one percent of truck accidents are caused by distracted driving. If you or someone you love was involved in a PA truck accident due to distracted driving,...
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Seat Belts, Buses and Trains: Perfect Together or Not?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 24, 2022 at 10:26 am
When bus and train manufacturers market their vehicles without providing the purchaser with the option to use a safe restraint system, why shouldn’t they do so at their financial peril? After all, isn't that what it has done to the students and train passengers who get on board every day? Recently, a Washington to New York Amtrak commuter train derailed...
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Attorneys for the plaintiffs deliver closing arguments in Pa. ‘Kids for Cash’ scandal following more than 300 survivors testify in a civil hearing

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this November 18, 2021 at 1:33 pm
The civil hearing to assess damages in Pennsylvania's 'Kids for Cash' scandal concluded with closing arguments on October 25th in the federal courthouse in Wilkes-Barre against two judges at the center of the scandal that goes back to 2003. More than 300 survivors shared their stories. The three weeks-long hearing finished with Sol H. Weiss, a named partner with Anapol...
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Anapol Weiss Best Lawyers 2022

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 24, 2021 at 10:27 am
Anapol Weiss is pleased to share that thirteen Anapol Weiss attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 publication of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Best Lawyers recognized firm James R. Ronca as 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia. James R. Ronca, shareholder, was recognized for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs.  Only a single lawyer in...
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Corporations Are Subject to Product Liability Suit in States Where They Market Their Products

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 5:47 pm
Holding Multi-National and Interstate Corporations Subject To Suit In The States Where They Market Their Products Is Appropriate. When the defendant’s product—designed and sold outside the Commonwealth—is used in the forum state while in a defective condition (that existed when it was first released into the stream of commerce) and the injury occurs in the forum, the tort has “arisen...
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Pennsylvania Products Liability Law and The Consumer Expectation Test of Defect

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 5:46 pm
Protecting Consumers From Defective Products Every day, millions of Pennsylvanians purchase or use products designed, manufactured and distributed by companies yearning for a profit and distributing their goods across this country. Whether the product is as simple as a ladder or a helmet, or as complex as a motor vehicle filled with electronic gadgetry, we all depend upon these consumer...
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Autonomous Vehicles—Collision Avoidance Technology

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 4:28 pm
Making It Easier and Safer: How Should The Civil Justice System Respond? In 1968, Herbie was the star of a movie called The Love Bug. Herbie was a fictionalized version of what the auto industry and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now call “autonomous” or “driverless vehicles”. Over the years, movie goers and TV audiences have laughed, cheered and...
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Helmets: Protecting The Brain

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 4, 2021 at 1:28 pm
Can more be done in the design of helmets to reduce the risk of head injury? The answer to the question is frustratingly simple: Yes.   To understand how helmet safety can be improved, we first need to understand how the brain is concussed or more seriously injured. Brain injury, which runs the gamut from a low-level injury (e.g., sub-concussive)...
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