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Judge Minora Reviews Current Status of At Will Employment Law

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Facing an Employment At Will situation? Click HERE for a thorough Opinion by Judge Carmen D. Minora in the case of Krutulis v. Community Medical Center, No. 2009 - CV - 1474 (C.P. Lacka. Co. June 4, 2015 Minora, J.), for the currentShow More Summary

Registration Open for Tort Talk Expo 2015

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

TORT TALK EXPO 2015 Thursday, September 24, 2015 Mohegan Sun Casino and Hotel Wilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) Door Prizes - Vendor Giveaways - Raffle Prizes AGENDA: [Registration 11:30 am - 12 noon] 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - "LESSONS FROM FORREST GUMP" A TORT TALK AUTO LAW UPDATE by Daniel E. Show More Summary

Judge Mariani Reviews Propriety Award of Meds and Wages in a Premises Liability Personal Injury Case

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Wright v. Cacciutti, 3:12-cv-1682 (M.D. Pa. June 11, 2015 Mariani, J.), Judge Robert D. Mariani ruled on post-trial motions in a premises liability personal injury case and covered several important damages issues. The court ruled...Show More Summary

Motion to Sever Post-Koken UIM/Bad Faith Claims Denied in Philadelphia County Case

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Kiszlo v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 2355, October Term 2014 (C.P. Phila. Co. March 30, 2015 Rau, J.), the court denied the UIM carrier’s Motion to Sever the UIM and bad faith claims. In her Order, Judge Rau provided...Show More Summary

Trial Court Addresses Questionnaires/Pain Diagrams for IMEs

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas recently addressed the issue of whether a Plaintiff is required to fill out a questionnaire and/or a pain diagram relative to an IME in the case of Maguire v. Liberty Mut. Group, No. 2014-CV-1036 (C.P. Show More Summary

Scope of Employer's Liability Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policy Narrowed by PA Supreme Court

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a notable decision in the case of Mutual Benefit Ins. Co. v. Politsopoulos, 60 MAP 2014 (Pa. May 26, 2015) in which the Court essentially eviscerated the scope of the employer's liability exclusion found in most commercial general liability insurance policies as applied to additional insureds. Show More Summary

Current Status of Law on Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Reviewed by Western District Federal Court

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Rapchak v. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., 2:13-cv-1307 W.D. Pa. June 10, 2015 McVerry, J.), the court addressed the current status of the Pennsylvania law relative to negligent infliction of emotional distress claims. Show More Summary

Notable Ruling on Discoverability of Sentinel Event Reports Reconsidered

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Tort Talkers may recall the recent Tort Talk blog post on Lackawanna County Judge Terrence R. Nealon’s decision in the case ofBrink v. Marian Community Hospital, No. 13 - CV - 1314 (C.P. Lacka. Co. June 5, 2015 Nealon, J.), in whichShow More Summary

Where Corporate Franchisor is Named Defendant, Service of Process on Local Franchisee is Insufficient

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Trexler vs McDonald’s Corporation, 2015 Pa. Super. 131, 903 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. June 3, 2015 Ford Elliott, P.J.E., Shogan, J., Stabile, J.)(Op. by Stabile, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court recently clarified that,...Show More Summary

Major Bad Faith Decision from Third Circuit: It is NOT Bad Faith for a Liability Carrier To Not Include Potential Punitives in Settlement Evaluation

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Wolfe v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 12-4450 (3d Cir. 2015 Rendell, J., Jordan, J., Lipez, J.)(Op. by Rendell, J.), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals remanded an excess verdict bad faith case back for a new trial after ruling that punitive damages could not be awarded by a jury against the third party liability carrier. Show More Summary

SAVE THE DATE - SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 - TORT TALK EXPO 2015 CLE SEMINAR/COCKTAIL RECEPTION

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 TORT TALK EXPO 2015 CLE SEMINAR/COCKTAIL RECEPTION (3 Substantive Credits, 1 Ethics Credit) MOHEGAN SUN CASINO WILKES-BARRE, PA ? VISIT www.TortTalk.com to REGISTER CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA/PRESENTERS DOOR PRIZES - RAFFLE PRIZES - COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Trend of Denying Motions to Stay Bad Faith Discovery in Post-Koken Matters Continues in Luzerne County (But Not Necessarily Elsewhere)

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Order without Opinion issued on June 3, 2015, in the case of Pelton v. Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, No. 2015-CV-1507 (C.P. Luz. Co. June 3, 2015 Pierantoni, J.), Judge Fred A. Pierantoni of the Luzerne County...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Superior Court Reaffirms Ruling - No Duty On Valet Service to Withhold Keys From Drunk Driver

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its June 10, 2015 decision in the case of Moranko v. Downs Racing LP, d/b/a Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 2015 Pa. Super. 137 (Pa. Super. June 10, 2015 en banc) (Majority Opinion by Panella, J.) (Dissenting Opinion by Mundy, J., joined by Bender, P.J.E. Show More Summary

Motion to Strike Potential Juror Represented by Law Firm Involved Denied

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the non-precedential Pennsylvania Superior Court case of DeFrancesco v. Lehigh Valley Health Network, No. 742 EDA 2014 (Pa. Super. May 26, 2015 Panella, Olson, Fitzgerald, J.J.) (slip op. by Fitzgerald, J.), the appellate court affirmed...Show More Summary

Prior Verdict Against Tortfeasor Can Serve to Collaterally Estop Companion UIM Claim

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent June 5, 2015 decision in the case of Mason v. Progressive Direct Ins. Co., No. 1650 EDA 2014 (Pa. Super. 2015 Panella, Ott, Jenkins, J.J.)(Op. by Panella, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed a trial court's entry...Show More Summary

Tincher Decision Applied Retroactively

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Amato v. Bell & Gossett, 2015 Pa. Super. 83 (April 17, 2015 Lazarus, Panella, Jenkins, J.J.)(Op. by Lazarus, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that the Tincher products liability decision, in which the Pennsylvania Supreme...Show More Summary

Superior Court Addresses Proper Pleadings for Vicarious Liability in Med Mal Case

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent decision in the medical malpractice case of Denmark v. Williams, 2015 Pa. Super. 101 (Pa. Super. April 28, 2015 Bowes, Donohue, Stabile, J.J.)(Op. by Donohue, Judge Christine L. Donohue J.), the court ruled that a plaintiff...Show More Summary

Standard for Deciding Motion for Remittitur Reviewed

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas case of Carassai v. Echelmeier, No. 2007-CV-04081 (C.P. Mont. Co. Dec. 8, 2014, Rogers, J.), the trial court denied a Defendant’s Motion for a New Trial and For Remittitur in an automobile...Show More Summary

Have You Reserved Your Seat for the Tort Talk Expo 2015 Yet?

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

TORT TALK EXPO 2015 Thursday, September 24, 2015 Mohegan Sun Casino and Hotel Wilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) Door Prizes - Vendor Giveaways - Raffle Prizes AGENDA: [Registration 11:30 am - 12 noon] 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - "LESSONS FROM FORREST GUMP" A TORT TALK AUTO LAW UPDATE by Daniel E. Show More Summary

Quoted in Pennsylvania Law Weekly Article on Reservation of Rights Issue

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here is a LINK to a Pennsylvania Law Weekly article by Lizzy McLellan entitled "Defendant Must Receive Reservation of Rights Notice" summarizing the recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision in the case of Erie Ins. v. Lobenthal.If...Show More Summary

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