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Judge Gartley of Luzerne County Addresses Service of Process Issues

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In her recent decision in the case of Nicholas v. Zolner, No. 2013-CV-9828 (C.P. Luz. Co. Dec. 29, 2016 Gartley, J.), Judge Tina Polachek Gartley of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a Pa. R.A.P. 1925 Opinion in support...Show More Summary

Judge Terrence R. Nealon of Lackawanna County Addresses "No-Duty Rule"

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Barrett v. Chervanka, No. 14-CV-5175 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 8, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment...Show More Summary

Judge James M. Munley of Federal Middle District Court Addresses UIM Statute of Limitations

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Legos v. Travelers Cas. Co. of Conn., 3:16-cv-1917 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 19, 2016 Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley addressed the issue of the statute of limitations in a UIM case. According to the Opinion, the third party case Release was signed in March 2012. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Agrees to Address Important UM/UIM Statute of Limitations Issue

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Order, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to consider the issue of whether an unopposed demand for arbitration is enough to toll the statute of limitations for bringing an uninsured motorist claim that is subject to mandatory arbitration, or does a petition need to be filed with the Court to protect the statute. Show More Summary

Eastern District Federal Court Denies Motion to Sever and Stay Bad Faith Claims in Post-Koken Matter

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Zinno v. GEICO¸ No. 16-792 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 21, 2016 Baylson, J.), the court denied the carrier’s Motion to Bifurcate the breach of contract and bad faith claims in this UIM case. The court also denied the carrier’s Motion for a Stay of the discovery on the bad faith side of the claim. Show More Summary

Judge Minora of Lackawanna County Addresses Requests for Multiple Out-of-Town IMEs

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

"An injured plaintiff is not a pinata to be poked and prodded until the candy comes out." In his recent Opinion and Order in the case of Christian v. Weis Markets, Inc., No. 2015-CV-4288 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 8, 2016 Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Show More Summary

Make Choices to Make 2017 a Less Stressful Year

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here is a LINK to a blog post entitled "7 Ways Lawyers Can Handle Stress and Avoid Attorney Burnout" from the Legal Productivity Blog.The post provides some good tips for keeping it all in balance--make time for exercise, close yourShow More Summary

Motion to Sever and Stay Post-Koken Bad Faith Claim Denied in Northumberland County

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In what may be the first decision of its kind out of Northumberland County, Judge Hugh A. Jones denied a UIM carrier's Motion to Sever and Stay a Bad Faith claim in the case of Kerchoff v. Donegal Ins. Group, No. 16-CV-1266 (C.P. Northumberland Jan. Show More Summary

Preclusion of Conclusory Expert Opinion Leads to Summary Judgment in Products Case

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Nobles v. Staples, Inc., 2016 Pa. Super. 240 (Pa. Super. Nov. 8, 2016 Solano, Bowes, Ott, J.J.) (Op. by Solano, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the entry of summary judgment in a products liability case based, in part, on the exclusion of expert testimony offered by the plaintiff. Show More Summary

Summary Judgment Granted Under Hills and Ridges Doctrine

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case of Creoruska v. Burger King, No. 1880 EDA 2016 (C.P. Phila. Co. Aug. 15, 2016 Anders J.), the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of a property owner after finding that the owner is not liable for a slip and fall that occurred on newly fallen snow and ice. Show More Summary

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Addresses Expert Witnesses Issues In Med Mal Case

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Grizzanti v. Chiavacci, et al., No. 2011 - CV - 5649 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Jan. 3, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed several pre-trial issues in a medical malpractice case arising out of the allege failure of the defendant physicians to properly treat vascular injuries allegedly related to the plaintiff's fractured leg. Show More Summary

Check Out These Law Practice Management Blogs

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

With a fresh New Year upon us, you might be looking for tips on improving the business side of your practice of law.Here is a LINK to a Top 10 List of Blogs on Running a Law Firm put out by the Legal Productivity Blog.Of the blogs listed...Show More Summary

Tort Talk as a Research Tool

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Most Tort Talkers receive their Tort Talk info by way of email. If you are not already an email subscriber to Tort Talk and would like to become one (it's FREE!), please go to Tort Talk at www.TortTalk.com and insert your email address...Show More Summary

Superior Court Upholds Waiver Form in Wrongful Death/Survival Action Claim

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Valentino v. Philadelphia Triathlon, LLC, No. 3049 EDA 2013 (Pa. Super. Nov. 15, 2016)(en banc) (Op. by Olson, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that summary judgment was properly entered against a wrongful death claim based upon the decedent’s execution of a liability waiver. Show More Summary

Plaintiff's Failure to Meet Six Month Notice Requirement in Action Against Governmental Agency Excused

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In an unpublished Commonwealth Court decision written by Judge Joseph M. Cosgrove in the case of Darcey v. Luzerne County, PA, No. 156 C.D. 2016 (Pa. Cmwlth. Dec. 6, 2016 McCullough, Cosgrove, Pellegrini, J.J.), the Commonwealth Court...Show More Summary

Superior Court Rules that Attorney-Client Privilege Cannot Be Used as as Sword and a Shield

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In recent split decision by the Superior Court in the case of Gregury v. Greguras, (Pa. Super. Nov. 22, 2016 Shogan, Ott, Strassburger, J.J.)(Op. by Strassburger, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a litigant who asserts...Show More Summary

Class Two Insured Not Permitted to Stack UIM Limits Under Employer's Fleet Policy

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Selective Insurance of South Carolina v. Koons-Gill, No. 13-CV-6415 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Dec. 14, 2016 Nealon, J.) Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas issued a decision...Show More Summary

Rejection of UIM Coverage Form Found Invalid by Philadelphia County Court

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent decision out of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Bielec v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 2016 WL 7157620 (C.P. Phila. Co. Dec. 5, 2016 Djerassi, J.), the court addressed the issue of whether aShow More Summary

Tort Talk Scorecards Updated

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I have recently updated both the Post-Koken Scorecard and the Facebook Discovery Scorecard on Tort Talk at www.TortTalk.com.These Scorecards can always be freely accessed by going to the Tort Talk blog, scrolling down the right handShow More Summary

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

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