Two Reasons That More Attorneys File Xarelto Claims in Philadelphia Court

Pa Court of Common Pleas Xarelto Litigation
Court of Common Pleas Xarelto Litigation

Approximately 1,100 claims have been docketed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Xarelto Consolidated Litigation to date, and the number of claims before Judge Arnold New is increasing. We believe the increase Xarelto being filed  can be attributed to two primary factors.

  1. Judge Arnold New in PTO 10 ordered that the Master Complaint in the Xarelto Pa. Court Consolidation be amended to allow for Ischemic Stroke claims in addition to bleeding related claims. Judge Eldon Fallon, overseeing the Xarelto Federal MDL 2592  is not considering allowing Ischemic Stroke claims to be brought in Xarelto MDL 2592 . Our impression from reading a status conference transcript from Judge Fallon’s court is that he does not think it is necessary to change the allowed claims in the Xarelto MDL he presides over because these claims can be filed in Judge News court.
  2. An issue arose over whether “total lack of diversity” existed during the Bellwether Selection process in Xarelto MDL  2592 where the defendants attempted to eliminate claims filed in certain states from the Bellwether Pool. Although the defendants’ efforts failed, the issue may be brought up again in individual cases. Some attorneys are filing cases from states in which a total lack of diversity issue exists in the Philadelphia Consolidation in an effort to eliminate the potential issue.  The States in question are: California, Delaware, Indiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Because many firms that are not members of the Pennsylvania bar may need to file Xarelto Claims in the Philadelphia Court Consolidation, we have compiled a list of firms that are in a position to act as local counsel or co-counsel for filing in the Xarelto Pa. Consolidation. Our criteria for compiling this list was :

  1. The attorney must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.
  2. The attorney or firm must have filed a significant number of cases in the Pa. Xarelto Consolidation.

Potential Local Counsel and Co-Counsel Firms For Pa. Court Xarelto Litigation 

WILLIAM H BARFIELD 
POTTS LAW FIRM 
100 WAUGH
SUITE 350
HOUSTON TX 77007
(832)532-8554
(713)583-5388 – FAX
wbarfield@potts-law.com
 

 

JAMES DOUGLAS BARGER
NEIL OVERHOLTZ
AYLSTOCK WITKIN KREIS OVERHOLTZ
17 EAST MAIN STREET
SUITE 200
PENSACOLA FL 32502
(850)202-1010
(850)916-7449 – FAX
JBarger@awkolaw.com
NOverholtz@awkolaw.com
PBarr@awkolaw.com

MAXWELL S KENNERLY, 
KENNERLY LOUTEY LLC
PO BOX 30049
ELKINS PARK PA 19027
(215)948-2718
(215)689-4315 – FAX
msk@thlawyer.com
DANIEL N GALLUCCI
NASTLAW LLC
1101 MARKET STREET
SUITE 2801
PHILADELPHIA PA 19107
(215)923-9300
(215)923-9302 – FAX
dgallucci@nastlaw.com
MICHAEL M WEINKOWITZ 
LEVIN FISHBEIN SEDRAN & BERMAN
510 WALNUT ST STE 500
PHILADELPHIA PA 19106
(215)592-1500
(215)592-4663 – FAX
mweinkowitz@lfsblaw.com
STEVEN W BERMAN
Napoli Shkolnik  PLLC
ONE GREENTREE CENTER
10,000 LINCOLN DR. E.
SUITE 201
MARLTON NJ 08053
(856)988-5574
(856)985-7408 – FAX
RAYMOND J PEPPELMAN JR.
223 N. PROVIDENCE ROAD
MEDIA PA 19063
(610)566-7777
(610)565-9531 – FAX
rpeppelman@mbmlawoffice.com
 

LOUIS D’ONOFRIO
Heather  D’ONOFRIO 
THE D’ONOFRIO FIRM, LLC
303 CHESTNUT STREET
2ND FLR.
PHILADELPHIA PA 19106
(215)923-1056
(215)923-1057 – FAX

http://donofriofirm.com/

ROSEMARY PINTO
LAURA A FELDMAN
FELDMAN & PINTO PC
6706 SPRINGBANK STREET
PHILADELPHIA PA 19119
(215)546-2604
(267)335-2245 – FAXhttp://feldmanpinto.com/
GEORGE G TANKARD III
400 EAST PRATT STREET
SUITE 849
BALTIMORE MD 21202
(443)274-5733
ELLEN RELKIN
WEITZ & LUXENBERG PC 
700 BROADWAY
NEW YORK NY 10003
(212)558-5715
(212)344-5461 – FAXhttp://www.weitzlux.com/
 

 

JOHN T KIRTLEY III
Ferrer, Poirot, Wansbrough
2603 OAK LAWN AVENUE
SUITE 300
DALLAS TX 75219
(214)521-4412
(214)526-6026 – FAX
jkirtley@lawyerworks.com

SINDHU S DANIEL
BARON & BUDD, P. C.
3102 OAK LAWN AVENUE, #1100
DALLAS TX 75219
(214)521-3605
(214)520-1181 – FAXhttps://baronandbudd.com
 

GREGORY S SPIZER
ANAPOL WEISS
ONE LOGAN SQUARE
130 N 18TH ST., STE 1600
PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
(215)790-4578
(215)875-7722 – FAX
gspizer@anapolweiss.com

THOMAS V AYALA
GRANT & EISENHOFER
123 JUSTISON ST
WILMINGTON DE 19801
(302)622-7000
(302)622-7100 – FAX
tayala@gelaw.com

 

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