Product Liability

Seven Pietragallo Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 Guide


Best Lawyers® has named seven Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP lawyers in its newly released The Best Lawyers in America 2020 guide. The rankings are based entirely on peer-review content, designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers on the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same practice area and region. The… Read more »

Product Liability Mid-Atlantic Update

March 21, 2017

A recent decision in the case of Wilson v. TA Operating, LLC, No. 4:14-cv-00771, 2017 WL 569195 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 13, 2017) (Brann, J.), should be an eye-opener for any defendant facing a claim of punitive damages. The facts in Wilson were both tragic and unusual. The decedent-driver experienced a fire in the front brakes of his tractor trailer… Read more »

Jason M. Reefer Elected Partner

October 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA, October 8, 2015 – Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce the election of its newest partner, Jason M. Reefer. Mr. Reefer is a member of the Product Liability group and is based in the Pittsburgh office. Mr. Reefer’s practice is dedicated to defending manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, automotive vehicles,… Read more »

In Wake Of ‘Mensing,’ FDA Proposes ‘Levine’ As Law

February 25, 2015

Under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, a drug is classified either as a branded drug (a drug whose composition is novel) or as a generic drug (a drug designed to be a copy of a branded drug). Manufacturers of the latter are currently immune from most products liability lawsuits. But this near-immunity may… Read more »

Twenty-Three Pietragallo Law Firm Lawyers Named PA Super Lawyers

June 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH and PHILADELPHIA, PA – William Pietragallo, II, founding partner of the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP was selected as a Pittsburgh Top 50 Lawyer by Super Lawyers 2014. Mr. Pietragallo was recognized for his work in Business Litigation. Marc S. Raspanti, name partner in the firm, was selected as… Read more »

Nine Pietragallo Lawyers Selected as 2014 Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2013

Nine lawyers from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).  The attorneys who received this distinguished honor are listed below: William Pietragallo, II (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants) Mark Gordon (Workers’ Compensation… Read more »

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2013

February 1, 2013

Articles In This Issue: 1. The Fundamentals of Intellectual Property 2. Circuit Split Narrowed in Favor of Employees With Disabilities Regarding Whether ADA Reassignment Requires Preferential Treatment 3. The Superior Court’s Decision in Patton v. Worthington Sounds Death Knell for Statutory Employer Defense and Elevates Construction Costs Throughout the Commonwealth 4. Pennsylvania Product Liability Law Remains Unsettled… Read more »

Pennsylvania remains unsettled – not with the 2012 Presidential election – but with the adoption of the Restatement (Third) of Torts

October 19, 2012

Pennsylvania products liability law remains unsettled and a recent decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals only highlights the confused state of the law and the divergent standards that may be applied in the state and federal courts.  With its decision in Sikkelee, et al. v. Precision Airmotive Corporation, et al., 12-8081, — F.Supp.2d —… Read more »

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