Philadelphia Justice for Pennsylvania’s Catholic Diocese Abuse Victims?
"There have been other reports of abuse in the Catholic Church. But never on this scale." So said the grand jury investigating the latest scandal involving abuse of children by Catholic priests. It’s painful to read through the lengthy report released Tuesday, which detailed allegations of sexual abuse committed by hundreds of ‘predator priests’ against thousands of innocent child victims. The grand jury report, co...
Wapner Newman successfully resolved a case in which a couple was carjacked in a casino parking garage. Sadly, one of the victims lost his life. The casino - including management, security and surveillance - was responsible for the complete systemic failure to secure the safety of the premises, costing the casino guest his life. ...
Philadelphia <span class=$227 Million Settlement Reached in Market Street Building Collapse Case">
Wapner Newman is proud that the long civil trial stemming from the 2013 building collapse on Market Street has concluded with a $227 million settlement, which is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history. After only four hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict and decided the Salvation Army was 75% responsible. The collapse led to the death of seven people and the inj...
Plaintiff was a 70 year old male rear ended in a motor vehicle accident with minimal to moderate property damage. Plaintiff suffered post-concussion syndrome revised acuity and memory. Liability was not contested – the challenge was in the validity to injuries related to this motor vehicle accident. ...
Philadelphia <span class=$45 Million Verdict For Abuse Victim">
Wapner Newman, P.C., is representing Tamara Breeden, the victim of a tragic and unusual case of abuse. The jury awarded $45 million in compensation and punitive damages to Breeden against Linda Ann Weston and two other defendants. Breeden, along with three other mentally disabled victims, was rescued from a Tacony sub-basement after nearly a decade of unthinkable abuse. Weston had kept the victims as captives “in a living...