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Punitive Damages Claim Allowed to Proceed in Lackawanna County Trip and Fall Case

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Order issued by Senior Visiting Judge John Braxton in the case of O'Malley v. Comet Realty Partnership, 2014 CV 5109 (C.P. Lacka. Co. March 11, 2015 Braxton, S.J.), the court denied a Defendant's Preliminary Objections filed in a slip and fall case. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Superior Court Denies Defendant's Request for New Trial in a Limited Tort Case

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Brown v. Trinidad, 2015 Pa. Super. 46 (Pa. Super. March 9, 2015 Lazarus, Wecht, and Strassburger, J.J.)(Op. by Lazarus, J.)(Concurring Op. by Strassburger, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court reviewed...Show More Summary

Link To Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Sanction Opinion Re: Violation of a Preclusion of Evidence Order for Trial

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here is a LINK to an Opinion out of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Sutch v. Roxborough Mem. Hospital, July Term 2009, No. 00901 (Phila. Co. Feb. 3, 2015) in which the court requests the Superior Court to...Show More Summary

Negligence Per Se Doctrine Applied Relative to Maintenance of Smoke Alarms in Fatal Fire Case

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Pike County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Tooley v. Mill Rift Inn, Inc., No. 2496-2009 Civil (C.P. Pike Co. Feb. 25, 2015 Kameen, P.J.), President Judge Joseph F. Kameen addressed Motion for Summary Judgments...Show More Summary

Judge Conaboy Circumscribes Proper Bad Faith Claims in UM Context

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Cicon v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 3:14-cv-2187 (M.D. Pa. March 4, 2015 Conaboy, J.), Federal Middle Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy, considered Defendant State Farm’s Motion to Dismiss four counts of a Post-Koken Complaint filed by the Plaintiff, including Bad Faith claims. Show More Summary

Extent to Which Expert Witness May be Cross-Examined for Bias Circumscribed by Pennsylvania Superior Court

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Flenke v. Huntington, 2015 Pa. Super. 50, 467 MDA 2014 (March 17, 2015 Stabile, Bowes, Ott J.J.)(Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that, while e expert witnesses may be impeached for bias, including frequent work for the same side in litigation, including for insurance carriers, there are limits to such cross-examination. Show More Summary

Judge Kosik of PA Federal Middle District Court Addresses Interplay Between Future Medical Expenses Claim and Medicare

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

As Tort Talkers may recall, a hot topic trending right now under Pennsylvania civil litigation law is the interplay between alleged damages for future medical care and the collateral source doctrine. For other Tort Talk posts covering this area of the law click HERE and HERE. Show More Summary

Admissibility of BAC Evidence Requires Proof of Intoxication

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent February 9, 2015 Opinion in the case of Ritter v. Van Campen Motors, Inc., No. 12-00,379 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Feb. 9, 2015 Anderson, J.), Judge Dudley M. Anderson addressed Motions in Limine pertaining to DUI evidence filed by a Defendant in a motor vehicle accident case. Show More Summary

An Oldie But Goodie for St. Patrick's Day

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here is a LINK to my March 10, 2008 article from the Pennsylvania Law Weekly entitled "A St. Patrick's Day Parade of Proverbs" in which I take well-known Irish Proverbs and apply them to the practice of law. I hope you enjoy the article.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 FOR THE TORT TALK EXPO 2015

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE TORT TALK EXPO 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Casino THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 ? I know it's early, but calendars fill up fast -- hoping you can please Save the Date of Thursday, September 24, 2015 for the Tort Talk Expo 2015 CLE Seminar at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Lease Terms and Hills and Ridges Addressed in Lycoming County Parking Lot Slip and Fall Case

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Judge Richard Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas recently addressed the Hills and Ridges Doctrine in the case of Gamble v. Beck, PICS Case No. 15-0269 (C.P. Lycoming Jan. 6, 2015 Gray, J.). After reviewing the case before him, Judge Gray granted summary judgment in favor of a tenant Defendant in a parking lot slip and fall case. Show More Summary

Notable Rules of Civil Procedure Amendments by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued two recent notable Rule changes. Pa.R.C.P. 229 Discontinuance Relative to Pa.R.C.P. 229, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has amended the Rule to specifically state that, whenever a Discontinuance...Show More Summary

Upcoming PDI CLE: Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar - March 20, 2015 in Camp Hill, PA

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

PENNSYLVANIA DEFENSE INSTITUTE proudly presents Advanced Workers’ Compensation SeminarMarch 20, 2015Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA(See additional videoconference locations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and Scranton on our website at www.padefense.org ) AGENDA 8:30 - 8:50 AM Registration 8:50 – 9:00 AM Introduction Neil T. Show More Summary

Upcoming April 14th CLE of Note: The DRI's 17th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Harris Bock and the DRI will be putting on their excellent 17th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 9:15 am to 5:00 pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.For more information on the event, as well as access to a Registration Form, please click this LINK.

Judge Mazzoni of Lackawanna County Reviews Parameters for Site Inspections by Experts

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Gardner v. MIA Products Co., et.al., No. 2011-CV-1560 (C.P. Lacka. Co. No. 10, 2014 Mazzoni, J.), Judge Robert Mazzoni of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Please denied a Plaintiff’s appealShow More Summary

ARTICLE FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT: "The Lessons of 'Forrest Gump'"

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here's a LINK to an article of mine entitled "The Lessons of Forrest Gump" that was published in the current edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine published by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The article takes life lessons and...Show More Summary

Judge Conaboy Addresses Application of Rejection of UIM Stacking Form to Renewal Policies

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Connolly v. Progressive Northern Ins. Co., 3:13-CV-2717 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 4, 2015 Conaboy, J.), Judge Richard P. Conaboy of the Federal Middle District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania addressed a carrier's motion...Show More Summary

Article Notes Potential For Ghostwriting of Expert Reports Under the Protection of Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here is a LINK to an excellent article by Attorney Will Sylianteng of the Doylestown office of WES Litigation that appeared in the February 17, 2015 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and is entitled "District Court Sanctions Attorney...Show More Summary

Reference to Opinions in Police Report Prohibited at an Auto Accident Trial

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Harris v. Phila. Facilities Mgmt. Corp., No. 39 C.D. 2014 (Pa. Cmwlth. Dec. 2, 2014 Simpson, McCullough, and Covey, J.J.)(Op. by McCullough, J.), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court addressed the propriety of a reference...Show More Summary

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