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

yesterdayIndustries / 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 days 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

5 days agoIndustries / 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

Superior Court Revisits Standard for Proper Expert Medical Testimony ("Non-Precedential Decision)

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent "Non-Precedential" decision in the medical malpractice case of Hickman v. Shor-Conroy, No. 2336 EDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Jan. 23, 2015 Donohue, Wecht, Jenkins, J.)(mem. op.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court applied the current...Show More Summary

ARTICLE: Improve Your Practice, Reduce Stress, and Prevent Nightmares

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The below article of mine was published in the February 9, 2015 edition of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and is republished here with permission from the publisher, American Law Media. All rights reserved. Legal Profession Improve Your Practice, Reduce Stress and Prevent Nightmares Daniel E. Show More Summary

Judge Mariani of Middle District Tackles the Post-Tincher Era in Products Case

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In what appears to be the first Post-Tincher federal court decision in Pennsylvania relative to products liability cases, Judge Robert D. Mariani of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania applied Tincher retroactively and granted in part and denied in part a Defendant's motion for summary judgment in the case of Nathan v. Show More Summary

Additional Testing for Psych IME Denied by Judge Minora

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent February 10, 2015 decision in the case of Trojanowicz v. Ford Motor Co., No. 2013 - CV - 223 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Feb. 10, 2015 Minora, J.), Judge Carmen D. Minora addressed issues raised by a Defendant in a motion to compelShow More Summary

Summary Judgment Entered Under Hills and Ridges Doctrine in Lawrence County Slip and Fall Case

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Heichel v. Smith Paving and Construction Company, PICS Case No. 14-2058 (C.P. Lawrence Co. Oct. 15, 2014 Cox, J.), Judge J. Craig Cox granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendant landownerShow More Summary

Crawford County Post-Koken Decision in Favor of Severance and Stay of Bad Faith Claims Pending Resolution of UIM Claim

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In what appears to be the first such Post-Koken decision out of Crawford County, Judge Mark D. Stevens has ruled in favor of the UIM carrier's severance of and stay of bad faith claims in the combined UIM Breach of Contract and Bad Faith cause of action in the case of Rucci v. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Address Issues Surrounding Video Depositions of Non-Expert Witnesses

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Dougherty v. Heller, No. 443 EAL 2014 (Pa. Feb. 4, 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued an order agreeing to review several issues raised with respect to a request to videotape a pre-trial deposition of a witness in a defamation action. Show More Summary

Northeastern Pennsylvania Jurists Dominate 2014 List of 25 Most Requested Opinions

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In follow-up to last week's blog post touting Northeastern Pennsylvania attorneys leading statewide attorney associations (Matt Keris Esq. leading the PDI, Malcolm MacGregor leading the PAAJ, and Francis X. O'Connor leading the PBA),...Show More Summary

Lawyers In Love

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Not exactly sure what they mean but, on this Valentine's Day Eve, I bring you the lyrics of Jackson Browne's "Lawyers in Love" (1983):I can't keep up with what's been going on I think my heart must just be slowing down Among the human...Show More Summary

Judge Burke of Luzerne County Finds No Homeowner's Coverage for Insured Who Injured Cops Arresting Him During Domestic Dispute

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

And then there's the other side of LOVE that can give rise to litigation....... In his recent decision in the case of Nationwide Mutual Fire Ins. Co. v. Norton, No. 6557 of 2013 (C.P. Luz. Co. Oct. 24, 2014 Burke, P.J.), Judge Thomas F. Show More Summary

Trio of Top Statewide Attorney Groups Led by Three Northeastern Pennsylvania Attorneys

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Below is a copy of a February 10, 2015 Scranton Times Tribune article by Josh McAuliffe highlighting the fact that three different attorneys, all from Northeastern Pennsylvania, are the leaders of major organizations in our field, i.e. Show More Summary

Facebook Article Reviewed in Philly Voice

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

My recent article on Facebook Discovery in Pennsylvania Civil Litigation matters was covered by Philly Voice over the weekend. Click HERE to review the Philly Voice article if interested.

Mentioning Affordable Care Act at Trial Violates Collateral Source Rule

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

A recent trend in Pennsylvania personal injury matters involves defense counsel pointing to the Affordable Care Act to support an argument against any recovery of alleged medical expenses claimed by the Plaintiff. The argument is that...Show More Summary

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim Allowed in Med Mal Context

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent Opinion in the case of Young v. Jameson Memorial Hospital, PICS Case No. 15-0049 (C.P. Lawrence Co. Nov. 19, 2014 Cox, J.), Judge J. Craig Cox of the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas ruled that the Plaintiff was not precluded from asserting a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress in a medical malpractice claim. Show More Summary

Villanova Law Review Article (Online Edition) on Social Media Discovery In Pennsylvania

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Tolle Lege, the online edition of the Villanova Law Review, has published my Article entitled "'NEW WINE IN AN OLD BOTTLE': THE ADVENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA DISCOVERY IN PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL LITIGATION MATTERS," 60 Vill. L. Rev. Tolle Lege 31...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Superior Court Touches Upon Spoliation in Products Liability Case Against Ford Motor Company

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Pennsylvania Superior Court’s recent decision in the case of Parr v. Ford Motor Company, 2014 Pa. Super. 281 (Pa. Super. Dec. 22, 2014)(En Banc)(Op. by Shogan, J.)(Wecht, J. Concurring), is notable due to the court’s decision, in...Show More Summary

PA Supreme Court Says Police Owe No Duty of Care to Passengers in Fleeing Vehicles (Also--Interesting Comment by Court on MSJ Evidence)

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Sellers v. Township of Abington, No. 97 MAP 2013 (Pa. Dec. 29, 2014) (Majority Opinion by Stevens, J.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the entry of summary judgment in a police pursuit case...Show More Summary

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