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Blog Post Archive

PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar a Week Away

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I will be presenting on the topic of "The Latest in Bad Faith" at the PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar set to take place on October 31, 2014. The program begins at noon.If interested in registering to attend the live seminar...Show More Summary

Subsequent Remedial Measures And Medical Expert's Opinion Precluded in Slip and Fall Case

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Hunter-McLeod v. Dollar General, No. 13-3113 (E.D. Pa. Sept. 16, 2014 DuBois, J.) (Memorandum and Opinion), the Eastern District Federal Court addressed the issues of subsequent remedial measures in a slip and fall case as well as the admissibility of an expert medical opinion. Show More Summary

Trivial Defect Doctrine Applied in Lycoming County Trip and Fall Case to Deny MSJ

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Walker v. Community Action Realty, Inc., No. 13-00,418 (C.P. Lycoming Co. Oct. 13, 2014 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas recently denied a Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment...Show More Summary

CLE: Personal Injury Practicum in Philadelphia (November 6, 2014)

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

As requested, I am posting the below ad for the Personal Injury Practicum set to take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. (I am not participating, just posting as a favor as requested). If you have difficulty reading the below, registration information can also be accessed HERE.

Speaking at PBI Auto Law Update CLE Seminar on 10/31/14 in Mechanicsburg, PA

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I will be presenting on the topic of "The Latest in Bad Faith" at the PBI's 21st Annual Auto Law Update CLE Seminar set to take place on October 21, 2014. The program begins at noon.If interested in registering to attend the live seminar...Show More Summary

ARTICLE: Parameters of Showing Bias of Expert Witnesses

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The below article of mine was recently published in the September 30, 2014 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and is republished here with permission from American Law Media, the publisher. Civil Litigation Parameters of Showing Bias of Expert Witnesses Daniel E. Show More Summary

DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

According to a press release from The American Association for Justice, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has withdrawn its proposed rule in tort actions on future medicals called “Medicare Secondary Payer and Future...Show More Summary

Registration Form for October 17, 2014 Lackawanna County Bench Bar Conference

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

THOMAS M. HOLMES, ESQ. BENCH BAR CONFERENCE Hilton Scranton and Conference Center Friday, October 17, 2014 Please R.S.V.P. by faxing this completed form to 570-969-9170 or mailing it to: Lackawanna Bar Association, 338 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 Check Here: _______ I will be attending the Thomas M. Show More Summary

ARTICLE: Collateral Estoppel Doctrine Precludes Additional UIM Recovery

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The below article of mine was recently published in the October 7, 2014 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and is republished here with permission from the publisher American Law Media. Civil Litigation Collateral Estoppel Doctrine Precludes Additional UIM Recovery Daniel E. Show More Summary

Duties Owed in Construction Accident Case Reaffirmed

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Nertavich v. PPL Electric Utilities, 2014 Pa. Super. 184 (Pa. Super. Aug. 27, 2014 Ford Elliott, P.J.E., Ott, J., Strassburger, J.)(Op. by Ott, J.) (Strassburger, J., dissenting), the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed the duties owed in a case involving an injury to an employee of an independent contractor. Show More Summary

Another Philadelphia County Decision in Favor of Consolidation

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

There remains a split of authority on the issue of consolidation versus severance of Post-Koken third party claims and UIM claims across the Commonwealth. There also remains a split of authority on this issue within several counties,...Show More Summary

Right to Videotape Deposition of a Party Upheld

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Dougherty v. Heller, 2014 Pa. Super. 170 (Pa. Super. Aug. 14, 2014)(Maj. Op. by Bender, P.J.E.)(Concurring and Dissenting Op. by Mundy, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that, since a party...Show More Summary

CJS CLE Seminar Set for October 22, 2014 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, PA

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Committee for Justice For All (CJS) recently extended the professional courtesy of advertising my recent Tort Talk Expo 2014 CLE Seminar among its members. I am returning the favor.On October 22, 2014, the CJS will hold a CLE Seminar at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes-Barre, PA from 8:00 am - 4:45 pm, followed by a Cocktail Reception. Show More Summary

Collateral Estoppel of a UIM Claim Upheld in a Slightly Different Context

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the recent past, several cases have been summarized here in which a variety of courts have held that where a third party arbitration in an auto accident case results in an award that is less than the tortfeasor's liability limits, the plaintiff is collaterally estopped from proceeding onto a UIM claim. Show More Summary

Tort Talk Expo 2014 a Success -- THANKS VERY MUCH

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Over 100 people were in attendance at Friday's TORT TALK EXPO 2014 which took place at the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The seminar was followed by an outdoor Cocktail Reception on a beautiful Fall day.? Dan Cummins - Tort Talk Auto Law Update I thank all who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the program. Show More Summary

A Sampling of Post-Koken Jury Verdicts From Around the Commonwealth To Date

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Below is a sampling of Post-Koken jury verdict results uncovered to date from a review of cases that have gone up the appellate ladder and from research on verdicts from valid sources such as the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. This list is NOT represented to be exhaustive. Show More Summary

WALK-INS WELCOME AT TOMORROW'S TORT TALK EXPO 2014 CLE SEMINAR AT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE September 26, 2014 TORT TALK EXPO 2014 Mohegan Sun Casino and Hotel Wilkes-Barre, PA (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics Credit) PROGRAM TO INCLUDE: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm REGISTRATION 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm "Back to School" A TORT TALK AUTO LAW/CIVIL LITIGATION UPDATE by Daniel E. Show More Summary

Judge Hughes of Luzerne County Denies Severance of Post-Koken Matter But Grants Transfer of Venue

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent Order, without Opinion, in the case of Best v. Emsley and Progressive Insurance Company, No. 1549 of 2014 (C.P. Luz. Co. Aug. 29, 2014 Hughes, J.), Judge Richard M. Hughes, III of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas...Show More Summary

Recent Dram Shop Cases of Note

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Jenkins v. Krivosh, PICS Case No. 14-1224 (C.P. Lawrence Co. July 16, 2014 Cox, J.)Plaintiff's failed to present sufficient evidence to create question of fact to proceed to jury on issue of whether employees served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person. Show More Summary

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