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  • Johnson & Johnson Loses Trial Over Claims Baby Powder Contains Asbestos

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 13-Apr-2018

    Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has lost five prior trials—four in Missouri and one in California—to plaintiffs claiming the talc fibers contained in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower powder caused ovarian cancer. Although two of those verdicts have been reversed and are making their way through appellate courts, there remain thousands of cases ...
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  • Is Hands-Free Talking While Driving Illegal in Pennsylvania?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 30-Mar-2018

    Texting While Driving Can Get Expensive Pennsylvania traffic laws have strict no-texting statutes that will send you straight to court, if you’re caught texting while driving. Even if you are merely reading a text from someone else, this is a crime punishable by law. If convicted of engaging in text-based communication while driving, you can be convicted and fined up to $50 dollars per ...
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  • Can Whistleblowers in Pa. Now Win Noneconomic Damages?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 30-Mar-2018

    On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a forceful unanimous ruling regarding damages in whistleblower cases. Whistleblowers who were fired or retaliated against for reporting government waste could now seek to recover noneconomic damages. According to the state high court, they believe that the Whistleblower Law already in place protected all damages, including noneconomic ...
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  • What to Do When You're a Victim of Road Rage

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-Mar-2018

    We’ve all heard terrifying stories of people being run off the road, violently assaulted, and even killed in road rage incidents. It seems to come out of nowhere and, in many cases, appears unprovoked. If you are ever behind the wheel of a car, it is essential that you know how to handle the situation and what to do if you are ever a victim of violent or aggressive roadway behavior. How to ...
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  • Why You Shouldn't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 9-Mar-2018

    Once It’s Out There, It’s Out There Forever. Information travels fast, and people are using social media at all hours of the day and night. Even if you post something and then immediately take it down, that still leaves enough time for someone to see it and either print it out, take a picture of it, or otherwise lock it into a shareable format that makes it dangerous in court. Maximum ...
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