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Summary Judgment Granted in Monroe County Supermarket Slip and Fall Case

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Baboolal v. Bracey's Mt. Pocono, Inc, No. 8464 CIVIL 2015 (C.P. Monroe Co. Feb. 27, 2017 Williamson, J.), the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted summary judgment in favor of a Defendant supermarket in a case where a Plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell due to a grape and/or moisture on the floor. Show More Summary

Judge orders teens involved in accidental shooting to write book report

STARK COUNTY (WJW) – A Stark County Common Pleas judge is trying something unusual to teach two 19-year-old defendants a lesson about guns and making good choices. Read more...

Summary Judgment Denied to Landowner In Slip and Fall Case But Granted For Snow Removal Contractor

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Graham v. K Investments, Ltd., No. 4376-2014 (C.P. Monroe Co. March 13, 2017 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas denied a restaurant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a slip and fall case. Show More Summary

Summary Judgment Based Upon Hills and Ridges Doctrine Denied

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas case of Holtzapple v. Dunkleburger, No. 15-1666 (C.P. Lycoming Co. March 15, 2017 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas denied a Defendant’s Motion based upon the Hills and Ridges Doctrine. Show More Summary

NHS launches urgent appeal for black people to donate blood

Call prompted by demand for Ro subtype, more common among black people, to treat conditions such as sickle cell disease Health officials have launched an urgent plea for more black people to give blood. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)...Show More Summary

All judges in Pennsylvania county recuse selves in 1980 case

All of the Court of Common Pleas judges in one Pennsylvania county have recused themselves from presiding over the appeal of a man serving a life term in a 1980 … Click to Continue »

No Duty on Homeowner's Association to Maintain Stop Sign

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Brown v. Russaw, No. 8953-CIVIL-2014 (C.P. Monroe Co. May 10, 2017 Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted summary judgment in favor of a homeowner’s association in a motor vehicle accident case involving a missing stop sign. Show More Summary

Parents speak out after 4-year-old boy's 'dry drowning' death

KIAH -- In an emotional plea, Tara and Francisco Delgado Jr. are urging other parents to take their kid's common symptoms seriously. It's the one regret they have as they grieve the loss of their four-year-old son 'Baby Frankie'. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Punitive Damages Claim Allowed to Stand in Northampton County Texting Case

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent detailed Order issued by Judge Kimberly J. McFadden of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Figueroa v. Ferraira, No. C-48-CV-2017-833 (C.P. Northampton Co. June 8, 2017 McFadden, J.), the court allowed...Show More Summary

Waiver of Stacking Case Out of Monroe County

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Newhook v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 10711 CIVIL 2014 (C.P. Monroe Co. May 11, 2017 Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas ruled that an insuredShow More Summary

Motion to Bifurcate Luzerne County Post-Koken Trial Denied

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Gallagher v. Longfoot and Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 2015-CV-3169 (C.P. Luz. Co. May 1, 2017 Burke, J.), Judge Thomas F. Burke, Jr., of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas denied a UIM carrier Defendant’s Motion to Bifurcate a post-Koken case for trial by Order only. Anyone wishing to review this Court Order by Judge Burke in Gallagher may click this LINK.

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Addresses Issues Surrounding Substitution of Estate for Deceased Defendant in Civil Litigation Matter

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Bandru v. Fawzen, No. 2013-CV-3959 (April 21, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss a Plaintiff’s Complaint...Show More Summary

Judge Minora of Lackawanna County Addresses Medical Malpractice Discovery Issue

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Snyder v. DeCesare, et.al., No. 2015-CV-1939 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Jan. 20, 2017 Minora, S. J.), Senior Judge Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed a Plaintiff’s Motion...Show More Summary

Evidence of Prior Accidents and Injuries Precluded as Irrelevant to Claimed Injuries

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Piczon v. Moody, No. 2012 - CV - 3634(C.P. Lacka. Co. April 6, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed a Motion In Limine filed by a Plaintiff...Show More Summary

You May Be Suffering From Presidential Derangement Syndrome

Authored by Joey Clark via TheAntiMedia.org, Taking to the Senate floor Tuesday under a veil of earnest hyperbole common among those who fall under the “geriatric” label, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York uttered a plea to his Senate colleagues. “The country is being tested in unprecedented ways,” Senator Schumer said. Show More Summary

Improve your heart health with this new way of eating

2 months agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

Medicine does not taste good… that’s the conclusion we inevitably make as we go through rounds and rounds of common cold and respiratory infections during childhood. After all, even that raspberry-flavored cough syrup isn’t as pleasant...Show More Summary

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Severs Post-Koken UIM/Bad Faith Claims But Refuses to Stay Bad Faith Discovery Efforts

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Order of Court out of the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Madeja v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., No. 5493 of 2016 (C.P. Westmoreland Co. April 11, 2017 Scherer, J.), the court granted in...Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel Is Not Messing Around in Taking His Healthcare Critics to Task

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

A week ago, Jimmy Kimmel made an impassioned plea for lawmakers to find some common ground in the idea that everyone—including children—should have healthcare regardless of their ability to afford it, after his newborn son needed heart surgery. Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel returns with plea that ‘common sense will prevail’ in healthcare debate

2 months agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

Kimmel also responds to the media calling him a “Hollywood elitist” for discussing healthcare.

Notable Medical Malpractice Discovery Decision by Judge Terrence R. Nealon of Lackawanna County

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the recent Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Baker v. Geisinger Community Medical Center, No. 2016-CV-2946 (C.P. Lacka. Co. April 7, 2017 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon addressed a Plaintiff’sShow More Summary

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