$50M Settlement to 3 Families in Ikea Dresser Tip-Over Cases

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea will pay $50 million to the families of three small children who were killed since 2014 when their Ikea-designed dressers shifted and fell on the toddlers and crushed them in their family homes. The $50 million settlement, which will be equally split between the families, was revealed in a Dec. 21 story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.  The three families had filed wrongful death lawsuits against Ikea and led to the recall...

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$500K Settlement to Man Injured as He Watched Tree Being Cut Down

A 69-year-old St. Paul, Minn., man has reached a $500,000 settlement with the city after he was severely hurt by a flying 800-pound tree as it was being cut down by city forestry department employees in January 2013. The tree was diagnosed as having Dutch elm disease, which required its removal, according to an Oct. 19 story by The (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. As the forestry crew was preparing to remove the tree on West...

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Court Radio: Domestic Relations #2

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Irena Shiloh of MyPhillyLawyer discuss domestic relations such as child or spousal support, and divorce. [audio mp3="https://d1adm26m6t5djd.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2016.12.18-Irena-Shiloh1.mp3"][/audio] [powerpress]

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Court Radio: Various Topics

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman answer questions from listeners on various legal topics. [audio mp3="https://d1adm26m6t5djd.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2016.12.11-Various-Topics1.mp3"][/audio] [powerpress]

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$150K Settlement to Family of N.Y. Civic Leader Killed by Car

The family of a 68-year-old Northville, N.Y., man who died in 2011 after being struck by a car as he crossed his street to retrieve the mail from his roadside mailbox has reached a $150,000 settlement with the Town of Riverhead, N.Y., whose employee was driving the car. Kieran "Kerry" Moran, a longtime civic leader in Northville, was struck by a car being driven by Town of Riverhead employee Walter Breitenbach on Sound Shore Road about...

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Court Radio: Chiropractor Conversations

This week on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman and Dr. Benjamin Benjamini talk about the recent death of Katie May, a model who suffered a stroke because of a chiropractor's negligence and whether future patients should be concern of such dangers. [audio mp3="https://d1adm26m6t5djd.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2016.12.04-Benjimin-Benjemini1.mp3"][/audio] [powerpress]

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$12.7M Verdict to Pa. Woman in in Tonsillectomy Malpractice Case

A 33-year-old woman has been awarded $12.7 million in damages by a Montgomery County, Pa., jury after she suffered brain damage following tonsillectomy surgery when her breathing tube was allegedly removed too soon. The woman, Sherrell Clayton, who previously worked as a special education teacher, underwent the 14-minute surgery at Main Line Hospital and was "inappropriately oriented and unresponsive" to questions after the procedure, according to a Nov. 3 story by The Legal Intelligencer. After...

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Keeping the Holidays Safe: Just Say No to Drinking and Driving

As Americans across the nation prepare to travel to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and loved ones this week, we here at MyPhillyLawyer offer our annual reminder about not mixing drinking and driving, especially during the winter holidays from now until the end of the year. Drinking and driving never mix, but that message is even more important during the holidays when we are reminded over and over again to enjoy ourselves, but to...

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$15M Settlement Being Paid by 3 Bars in Drunk Driving Death Lawsuit

Three Minnesota taverns will pay a combined $15 million settlement to the families of a 9-year-old boy who died and a 7-year-old boy who was severely injured in a September 2014 car crash that was caused by a drunken driver who had been drinking at the bars. The victims, Jeramiya Bishop, 7, and his cousin, William Siems, 9, were sitting in the back seat of a car being driven on Sept. 20, 2014 by Amber...

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