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Judge Gartley of Luzerne County Addresses Service of Process Issues

1 hour 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"

yesterdayIndustries / 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

'Common Ground' in 2017? Good luck with that

With the all the posturing, tweets and rhetoric between the leaders of Russia and the U.S., you may ask yourself is it 2017 or 1987? Somehow both countries worked through the differences in the '80s to avoid conflict and the plea we make now is the same one that the Rhythm Corps made in 1988 - can we find some Common Ground?

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

All the terrible things that happened in 2016

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

By now, it’s common knowledge: 2016 was the most hated year in quite some time. Log on to the internet on any given day and there are pleas for the year to end and for 2017 to take over before yet another horrible event takes place. Aside from the most divisive U.S. election in recent...

Girl on anesthesia is convinced fish are drowning

Anesthesia can truly produce YouTube miracles. In this video, a girl named Leila is on anesthesia while she stares into an aquarium tank. Despite the pleas of her concerned friend, and basic common sense, she's convinced the fish inShow More Summary

Dan Rather’s Passionate Plea for Someone to Take Trump’s Twitter Away

“You go from a common citizen to the most powerful person on the planet. And that is not a joke”

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

Split of Authority on Motions to Sever and Stay Post-Koken Bad Faith Claims Continues

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Crawford County Court of Common Pleas decision in the Post-Koken case of Foster v. Erie Ins. Exchange, No. A.D. 2015-218 (C.P. Crawford Nov. 23, 2016 Vardaro, J.), the court issued a detailed Order covering several issues,...Show More Summary

MPs to debate how UK can help civilians trapped in Aleppo 'hellhole'

Tory Andrew Mitchell calls on foreign secretary to explain how country can use its ‘immense diplomatic muscle’ MPs will use an emergency debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday to make final pleas for drastic UK action to prevent more civilian deaths in Aleppo, as Assad regime forces close in on the final areas of rebel-held territory in the city. Show More Summary

5th judge tapped for retrial of ex-cop in motorist's killing

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Random picks among Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judges resulted in one with a conflict of interest, another about to move to the appea...        

Issues of Corporate Negligence Addressed in Lackawanna County Nursing Home Case

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Breslin v. Geisinger Mountain View Care Center, No. 2015-CV-5015 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Oct. 21, 2016 Braxton, S.J.), Senior Judge John Braxton, sitting for the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, sustained several Preliminary Objections asserted by a nursing home care facility in a medical malpractice action. Show More Summary

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Denies Defense Motion to Seal Settlement in Med Mal Case

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent decision in the case of Vaccaro v. Scranton Quincy Hospital Company, LLC, No. 2014-CV-7675 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Nov. 18, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a defense request to seal settlement records in a medical malpractice case. Show More Summary

Motion To Sever/Stay Bad Faith Part of UIM/Bad Faith Claim Granted in Allegheny County

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent decision by Order only out of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Nebel v. Encompass Home and Auto Insurance Company, No. GD-15-015891 (C.P. Allegh. Co. Oct. 6, 2016 Folino, J.), the court granted a Defendant’s Motion...Show More Summary

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Addresses Admissibility of Affordable Care Act to Challenge Claim of Future Medical Expenses in a Malpractice Action

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Vaccaro v. Scranton Quincy Hospital Company, LLC, No. 2014-CV-7675 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Oct. 24, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed the...Show More Summary

Review – I, Daniel Blake – holding a mirror up to the UK’s welfare system (QFT until 3 Nov)

3 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

I, DANIEL BLAKE offers a bruising critique of the UK’s welfare system, but no answers. That’s not the point. It’s a cry for help, a plea for common sense and injection of humanity as the unfeeling social welfare system is laid bare. QFT until 3 November.

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Grants Motion for Coordination of Actions Arising Out of Same Accident But Filed in Separate Counties

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Rogers v. Thomas, No. 12-CV-1464 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Oct. 21, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas granted a Motion to Coordinate two actions filed...Show More Summary

A plea to ‘Westworld’: Don’t make Bernard a robot

It’s become a common TV theme, recently, that every show…

Brittany Pilkington Describes Smothering 3 Young Sons; Didn’t Want Them To Grow Up To Abuse Women

3 months agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

In videos shown in Logan County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, Brittany Pilkington, 24, confessed to killing her three-month-old twins Niall and Noah and her four-year-old son Gavin over a 13-month period by smothering each child with a blanket. Show More Summary

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