April 5, 2011-Philadelphia Pa. Trial Attorneys Leonard V. Fodera and Allison Long are pleased to announce the formation of Fodera & Long, p.c. Trial Attorneys Leonard V. Fodera and Allison Long are pleased to announce the formation of Fodera & Long, p.c.. The Attorneys at Fodera & Long have combined over 40 years legal Trial experience. These Attorneys have represented hundreds of clients. They have recovered tens of millions of dollars in awards, by way of verdict or settlement, for their clients. Attorney Leonard V. Fodera has been voted by his peers, in the legal community, as a Pennsylvania Super… Read More
Fodera & Long would like to congratulate Chonte Hunt, the winner of the Fodera & Long Phillies tickets giveaway. Chonte, a teacher and Philadelphia resident, won 4 tickets to the May 1, 2011 Phillies game against the NY Mets. She was randomly selected from over 400 people who entered the contest by “liking” Fodera & Long’s Facebook page and completing and entry form. Chonte was treated to a 14-inning game against the Mets in which the Phillies eventually lost. But it was a memorable night as during the game the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death filtered through Citizen’s Bank… Read More
According to a study published in the April 2011 scientific journal Diabetes Care of the American Diabetes Association, the use of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) is linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. The study, entitled Assessing the Association of Pioglitazone Use and Bladder Cancer Through Drug Adverse Event Reporting, examined all bladder cancer reports in patients taking anti-diabetic drugs from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System between 2004 and 2009. The study found a significantly increased risk for bladder cancer in those taking Actos (pioglitazone). Other anti-diabetic drugs, were not associated with… Read More
Fodera & Long would like to congratulate Andre Bright, a self-employed lifetime Philadelphian. Mr. Bright won 4 tickets to the June 6, 2011 Phillies game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Andre will be bringing his wife and two daughters to the game. He was randomly selected from approximately 800 people who entered the contest by “liking” Fodera & Long’s Facebook page and completing and entry form. We would like to thank everyone who entered and let everyone know to stay tuned. Fodera & Long will be running an additional Phillies ticket giveaway later this season through our Facebook page. If… Read More
The Philadelphia law firm of Fodera & Long would like to congratulate Bridgette Adekoya, a junior at Temple University studying sociology. Bridgette won 2 tickets to the July 30, 2011 Femme Fatale Concert at the Wells Fargo Center featuring Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj. She was randomly selected from those who entered the contest by “liking” Fodera & Long’s Facebook page and completing the contest entry form. We would like to thank everyone who entered and let everyone know to stay tuned. Fodera & Long will be running additional giveaways through our Facebook page. You can also visit our website… Read More
A Jury Awards $2.8 Million To Girl Raped In Foster Care In March of 2003 the lawyers of Fodera and Long took a rape case to trial and won a jury award of $2.8 million An 11-year-old Philadelphia girl who was raped seven years ago while living in a foster home under contract with the city was awarded $2.8 million by a federal jury. The eight-member civil-court jury deliberated about five hours before returning the verdict in favor of the girl – identified as “M.B.” – and her aunt and guardian, “T.B.” The verdict and damages were against the North… Read More
April 2011, Philadelphia, Pa Fodera & Long resolved a matter against a local health care provider for $500,000.00: Woman presented to local provider in extreme pain. Total time in evaluation was less than 15 minutes. She was diagnosed with a “boil”. Woman represented later the same day with fulminant necrotizing fasciitis ( flesh eating disease). Allegations of failure to diagnose on first presentation.
Fodera & Long would like to congratulate William Dolley, the winner in our last Phillies Tickets Giveaway of the season. Mr. Dolley, a lifelong Philadelphia who lives just a few blocks from Citizens Bank Park, won 4 tickets to the September 19, 2011 Phillies game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was randomly selected from over a thousand people who entered the contest by “liking” Fodera & Long’s Facebook page and completing and entry form. We would like to thank everyone who entered and let everyone know to stay tuned. Although our Phillies giveaways are over for the year, Fodera… Read More
Leonard V. Fodera was named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of Pennsylvania. According to the National Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Fodera exemplifies superior qualities of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as a civil plaintiff trial lawyer.
Have lawsuits driven a restaurant to use a waiver for protection against being sued by customers who get injured from hot food? A recent article in a legal opinion blog by Jonathan Turley titled Tort or Torte? Restaurant Requires Waivers Before Customers Try Hot Food Mr. Turley discusses a restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts requiring the customer to sign a waiver in an attemt to protect themselves from lawsuits. Requiring the waiver sounds a bit more like a publicity stunt than a bona fide attempt at limiting liability. Although the tort laws in each state can differ, there are defenses that… Read More