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Archived Since:October 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Plaintiff Barred From Pursuing UIM Claim After Participating in Third Party Non-Binding ADR

31 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In her recent April 9, 2014 decision in the Post-Koken case of Gallagher v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co., No. 13-0168 (E.D. Pa. April 9, 2014), Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District found that a Non-Binding ADR Award precluded a UIM claim but is not collateral estoppel. Show More Summary

Separate IMEs Denied for Cervical Spine/Carpal Tunnel Injuries

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of DiGiacinto v. Obelinas, No. 2009-CV-8085 (C.P. Lacka. Co. April 17, 2014 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed the issue of whether a Plaintiff may be compelled to attend two separate IMEs...Show More Summary

Big Post-Koken Question Of How to Handle "Insurance" At Trial Will Remain Unanswered For Now

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the Petition for Appeal in the Post-Koken case of Stepanovich v. McGraw and State Farm. Click HERE to review the Court's Order.Too bad....another opportunity for much-desired appellate guidance...Show More Summary

Lebanon County Trial Court Agrees to Sever and Stay Bad Faith Claim from Coverage Complaint

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his March 28, 2014, decision in the case of Audrey's Crafts & Home Décor, Inc. v. Penna. Nat'l Ins., No. 2013 - CV - 00511 (C.P. Leb. Co. 2014 Charles, J.), Judge Bradford H. Charles ruled in favor of a severance and stay of Plaintiff’s statutory bad faith claim (42 Pa. Show More Summary

Federal Middle District Judge Mannion to be a Presenter at Tort Talk Expo 2014 (September 26, 2014)

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I am pleased to announce that Federal Middle District Judge Malachy E. Mannion has agreed to join the panel of Judges for the "View From the Bench" portion of the September 26, 2014 Tort Talk Expo at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Federal Middle District Judge Malachy E. Show More Summary

Time to Shop Over The Weekend

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here's a heads up from the Tort Talk blog--next Wednesday, April 23rd, is Administrative Professionals Day.Don't forget to acknowledge and thank the ones who make you look good with their hard work!

PLAN TO PLAY HOOKY ON JULY 30TH AT A CLE/BALLGAME

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

SAVE THE DATE: JULY 30, 2014 On July 14, 2013, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association are combining to put on a 2 hour CLE seminar at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders' Stadium to be followed by the noontime game between the Railriders and the Gwinnet Braves. Show More Summary

Federal Middle District Court Allows First Party Bad Faith Claim to Proceed

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In her recent decision in the case of Neal v. State Farm, PICS Case No. 14-0387 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 18, 2014 Kane, J.), Judge Yvette Kane of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania allowed a Plaintiff’s bad faith...Show More Summary

Correction for Summary of Phillips v. Lock Decision

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In yesterday's post pertaining to the case of Phillips v. Lock, I made an incorrect statement that a defendant must file both a Motion for a Directed Verdict and a Binding Jury Instruction in order to preserve the right to present aShow More Summary

"Remember the Days When We Had To..."

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

By virtue of an amendment to the relevant Rules handed down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the ridiculous and time-consuming requirement of finding and including useless parallel citations to the Pennsylvania State Reporters in briefs...Show More Summary

Police Reports Generally Not Admissible in Auto Accident Litigations

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Phillips v. Lock, 2014 PA Super 38, No. 1634 EDA 2013 (Pa. Super. Feb. 28, 2014 Shogan, J., Ott, J., and Platt, J.) (Opinion by Platt, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court found that a trial court...Show More Summary

Federal Magistrate Judge Mehalchick to Join Judicial Panelist at TORT TALK EXPO CLE SEMINAR - SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I am pleased to announce that Federal Middle District Judge Karoline Mehalchick has agreed to join the panel of Judges for the "View From the Bench" portion of the September 26, 2014 Tort Talk Expo at the Mohegan Sun Casino. The judicial...Show More Summary

Repeat of Yesterday's Blog Post on Joyce v. Jack Locker Constr. (Trial Continuance Request) WITH CORRECTED LINK TO OPINION

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Lackawanna County Courthouse (Right)Scranton Electric Building (Left) In his recent decision in the case of Joyce v. Jack Locker Const., Inc., 2013 WL 6437917 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 2, 2013 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon denied...Show More Summary

Last-Minute Motion for Continuance of Trial Due to Unavailability of Expert Denied in Lackawanna County

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Lackawanna County Courthouse (Right)Scranton Electric Building (Left) In his recent decision in the case of Joyce v. Jack Locker Const., Inc., 2013 WL 6437917 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 2, 2013 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon denied...Show More Summary

ARTICLE: "Significant Changes Abound in Post-Koken Auto Law" (4/1/14)

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The below article of mine recently appeared in the April 1, 2014 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and is republished here with permission from the publisher, American Law Media. All rights reserved. Significant Changes Abound in Post-Koken Auto Law byDaniel E. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Superior Court Addresses Right to Fair Jury in Civil Cases

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Declaration of Independence United States Constitution In its recent decision in the medical malpractice case of Cordes v. Associates of Internal Medicine, ____ A.3d _____, No. 1737 WDA 2011, 2014 (Pa. Super. 52) (Pa. Super. March 12,...Show More Summary

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR TORT TALK EXPO 2014

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Annual Tort Talk Expo is being moved from the Spring to the Fall this year: PLEASE SAVE THE DATE September 26, 2014 TORT TALK EXPO 2014 Mohegan Sun Casino and Hotel Wilkes-Barre, PA (Application submitted for 3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) TORT TALK EXPO 2014 Presented by Daniel E. Show More Summary

PA Supreme Court Justice Correale F. Stevens and PA Superior Court Judge David N. Wecht Agree to Present at TORT TALK EXPO 2014

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Correale F. Stevens? and Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge David N. Wecht have agreed to join Lackawanna County Judge James A. Gibbons, and Luzerne County Judge Richard M. Hughes on the View from the...Show More Summary

Intense New Commercial Against Texting and Driving

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The U.S Department of Transportation has amped up its admonitions against texting and driving by creating a new commercial graphically depicting the dangers of such activity. Here's a link to an article on the Ad along with a link to the commercial. Show More Summary

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