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Lackawanna County Judge Nealon Addresses Forum Non Conveniens Motion For Transfer of Venue

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent August 3, 2015 Opinion in the case of Horst v. Union Carbide Corporation, No. 2015-CV-1903 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Aug. 3, 2015 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a Defendant’s Petition to Transfer Venue of a personal an asbestos action on forum non conveniens grounds. Show More Summary

ARTICLE: Vexatious Attorneys Should be Put in their Place

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Below is a reprinting of my August 11, 2015 article from the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. It is republished here with permission from the editor/publisher. All rights reserved. Legal Profession Vexatious Attorneys Should Be Put in Their Place Daniel E. Show More Summary

Judge Williamson of Monroe County Addresses Parameters of Discovery of Cell Phone Information

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Reilly v. Lanzerotti, PICS Case No. 15-1150 (C.P. Monroe Co. May 20, 2015 Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted the Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel a Defendant to execute an authorization for release of cell phone records in a motor vehicle accident case. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds that Quality of Care Reviews Conducted by Blue Cross are Discoverable in Med Mal Cases

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent August 7, 2015 Opinion in the case of Venosh v. Henzes, 2015 Pa.Super. 169 (Pa.Super. 2015)(Op. by Bowes, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the trial court discovery decision of Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Superior Court Addresses Statute of Limitations for a Declaratory Judgment Action

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Selective Way Insurance vs. Hospitality Group Service, 2015 Pa. Super. 146 (Pa. Super. July 7, 2015), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that the statute of limitations for the filing of a declaratory...Show More Summary

Tort Talk Expo 2015 CANCELLED Due to Trial Schedule

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I regret to announce that a looming trial schedule set for September and October, including a two week trial in September, is forcing me to cancel the September 24, 2015 Tort Talk Expo CLE and Cocktail reception at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Show More Summary

Judge Minora of Lackawanna County Rules on Jury Selection Issues.

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision on post-trial motions in the medical malpractice case of Carlitz v. Delta Medix, No. 2011-CV-1458 (C.P. Lacka. Co. July 15, 2015, Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas...Show More Summary

Photo From Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Presentation on Post-Koken Issues

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

L. to R.: Scott Cooper, Judge Terrence R. Nealon, Dan Cummins Here's a photo I secured from the recent presentation on Post-Koken issues at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges in Hershey, PA with Scott Cooper of the Harrisburg law firm of Schmidt Kramer and Lackawanna County Judge Terrence R. Show More Summary

No Strict Liability Claims for Medical Products/Devices

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In two separate recent Pennsylvania Federal Court decisions, courts have ruled that Pennsylvania law does not allow for strict liability claims against prescription medical products, including medical devices. In Cogswell v. Wright Medical Technology, 2015 U.S. Show More Summary

Tort Talk Expo 2015 Fast Approaching - Please Registering Now To Ensure Your Seat

3 weeks 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 Terrence R. Nealon Added to List of Presenters For Tort Talk Expo 2015 (Set for September 24, 2015)

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I have added Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas to the list of presenters set for the September 24, 2015 Tort Talk Expo set to take place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Judge Terrence R. Show More Summary

Article Celebrates Top 10 Decisions From 25 Years of Bad Faith Law

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here's a LINK to a recent July 7, 2015 article from The Legal Intelligencer by Richard L. McMonigle, Jr. and Brian M. Shay, both with Post & Schell. The article, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Bad Faith Statute,...Show More Summary

Presented On Post-Koken Issues At 2015 Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges in Hershey, PA

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Last Friday presented an update on the current status of Pennsylvania automobile accident law to an audience of trial court judges from around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the July 2015 Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges in Hershey, PA. Show More Summary

Judge Minora of Lackawanna County Denies Motion for Reconsideration in Medical Malpractice Case

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent decision in the case of Rarrick v. Silbert, No. 2002-CV-4951 (C.P. Lacka. Co. June 23, 2015 Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Minora, of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, denied a Defendant’s Motion for Reconsideration...Show More Summary

Judge Nealon Reviews the Law On Admissibility of Prior Convictions

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the breach of contract case of Clark v. GEICO, 12 CV 1278 (C.P. Lacka. Co. July 8, 2015 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed a defense motion in limine that raised issues regarding the admissibility of crimini falsi evidence against the Plaintiff under Pa.R.E. Show More Summary

POOR DOGGY: Judge Zulick Reviews Issues in Veterinary Malpractice Case

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Purpura v. Bartin Heights Veterinary Hospital, _____ (C.P. Monroe April 30, 2015 Zulick, J), Judge Arthur Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas addressed several issues raised by way of Preliminary Objections against a Plaintiff’s veterinary malpractice action. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Addresses Ability of Insured To Settle Claim Itself When Being Defended Under Reservation of Rights By Liability Carrier

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Babcock & Wilcox Co. v. American Nuclear Insurers & Mutual Atomic Energy Liability Underwriters, 2 WAP 2014 (Pa. July 21, 2015)(Maj. Op. by Baer, J.)(Concurring and Dissenting Op. by Eakin, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme...Show More Summary

Summary Judgment Entered Against Trip and Fall Plaintiff Who Fell Walking Backwards While Not Looking Back

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Meckel v. Lehigh Valley Health Network, PICS Case No. 15-0995 (C.P. Lehigh Co. April 23, 2015 Reichley, J.), the court granted summary judgment to the defendant possessor of land in a premises liability action where the...Show More Summary

Quoted in a Recent Article in The Legal Intelligencer on the Impact of Obamacare On the Defense of Medical Expenses Claims in Civil Litigation Matters

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Here is a LINK to a recent July 2, 2015 Legal Intelligencer article by Max Mitchell entitled "Can Affordable Care Act Ruling Help the Defense Bar?"The article outlines the debate on the possible effect of the United States Supreme Court's...Show More Summary

What Goes Around, Comes Around: Defendants Entitled to Discovery of Finances of Professional Expert Witnesses for Plaintiffs

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Proving that the Cooper v. Schoffstall rule that a party may discover information on the litigation-related activity and compensation earned by a professional witness also applies to expert witnesses retained by Plaintiffs, Judge Patricia E. Show More Summary

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