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  • Jury Awards Maximum in First Police Chase Trial Under New Standard

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Dec-2000

    Last week, a Philadelphia Common Pleas jury awarded $744,000 to the estate of Raquelle Burnett, a woman who was killed during a dangerous police chase. The plaintiffs were represented by Ruben Honik of Golomb & Honik, P.C. According to Honik, this case represents the first police chase verdict handed down in Pennsylvania since County of Sacramento v. Lewis— which is the 1998 U.S. Supreme ...
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  • Class Action, Big Verdicts

    Posted By Shannon P Duffy || 12-Dec-2000

    The Legal Intelligencer 12-26-2000 U.S. Courthouse Correspondent Judge Anita B. Brody approved a $7.3 million settlement in a class action suit against a national chain of schools for ultrasound medical technicians brought by students who said the programs were a “sham” that failed to meet even minimal standards. In Cullen v. Whitman Medical Corp., Brody said the settlement was ...
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  • Neighbors Also Suffer From Beryllium Ailments

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 14-Feb-2000

    One person has sued and class action litigation has been planned after numerous individuals were diagnosed with beryllium disease just by living in proximity to a Tuckerton processing facility. Since 1950, one plaintiff had lived approximately half a mile from the beryllium processing facility, which is now owned by NGK Metals Corp. after a number of ownership changes. One year ago, she was ...
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