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My Plea for Women's Journalism

Why are we accepting mediocre women's journalism as the only journalism left? Maybe I'm old fashioned. Maybe I have specific topics and interests that are not as common to write about or explore. Maybe websites exist that I just haven't heard about yet. Show More Summary

Judge Zulick of Monroe County Enforces Expert Deadline

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Rushen v. Hordis, No. 5760 CV 2013 (C.P. Monroe Co. Dec. 17, 2015 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur L. Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted a Defendant’s Motion In Limine to preclude...Show More Summary

Judge Nealon of Lackawanna County Allows For Expert Opinion Testimony Regarding Alleged Pain and Suffering in Stillbirth Med Mal Action

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Page v. Moses Taylor Hospital, No. 11 CV 1402 (C.P. Lacka. Co. May 6, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a defense motion in limine raising Frye issues pertaining...Show More Summary

Summary Judgment Denied in Premises Liability Case for Wheelchair Left in Hallway

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Achille v. St. Luke’s Physicians Group, PICS Case No. 16-0479 (C.P. Monroe Co. Feb. 4, 2016 Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas denied a Motion of...Show More Summary

Judge Williamson of Monroe County Keeps Nursing Home Personal Injury Case in Court in Light of 'Unconsionable' Arbitration Clause

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas case of Santiago v. Whitestone Health Care Group, LLC, No. 5281 Civil 2015 (C.P. Monroe Co. Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas addressed various issues surrounding an arbitration agreement in a lawsuit between a decedent’s family and a nursing home facility. Show More Summary

Paterno Knew of Sandusky Abuses in 1976: Insurer

One line in a court order has revealed what PennLive calls a "bombshell" in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer wrote than an insurer—involved in a dispute over whether it should cover the $60 million in settlements Penn State has...

Dram Shop Liability Arises Both From Statute and Common Law

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent decision in the case of Jones v. Scavone, No. 2015-CV-8830 (C.P. Luz. Co. April 15, 2016 Gartley, J.), Judge Tina Polachek Gartley of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a detailed Order in which she denied Preliminary...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren: I’ll ‘Fight My Heart Out’ to Ensure Donald Trump ‘Never Reaches the White House’

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams Arguing that the real estate mogul would be a dangerous choice to lead the U.S., the Massachusetts senator is making her plea to voters and lawmakers across the political spectrum.

New Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas Local Rule of Note

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

It appears that the days of having to drive to Montrose, PA to file a discovery motion in the Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas are a thing of the past.Click HERE to view the new local rules issued by the court effective March 16, 2016 in this regard.

Could Desperate Parents' Pleas Sway The FDA To Approve A Drug Even If Evidence It Works Is Lacking?

Advocates for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most severe and most common type of muscular dystrophy, are fighting for the Food and Drug Administration to approve what would be the first drug prescribed to slow the course of the disease.

PA: Man Sentenced in Racially Motivated T Station Attack

April 20--Six people pleaded for leniency on Ryan Kyle's behalf Wednesday and swore that he isn't a racist. But Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Jeffrey A. Manning sentenced him to prison for throwing a black man from

Cooper Interrogatories Addressed to Plaintiff's Treating Physician Reconsidered By Judge Mazzoni of Lackawanna County

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Tort Talkers may recall that I recently posted on the case of Mina v. Hua Mei, Inc., 2012-CV-7781 (C.P. Lacka. Co. 2016 Mazzoni, J.) HERE in which Judge Robert A. Mazzoni of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas ruled that a Plaintiff's...Show More Summary

The Carla Hague Poisoning Case

In 2013, Judge Charles Hague lived with his wife of 45 years outside of Jefferson, Ohio in the northeastern part of the state. Since 1993, he had been an Ashtabula County common pleas juvenile/probate judge. Carla, his 70-year-old wife, had retired years ago as a nurse. Show More Summary

Philadelphia Police Officers: Trial Begins In Brutal Beating Of Unarmed Man

The trial of two former Philadelphia police officers, Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight, who are accused of brutally beating an unarmed man in 2013, began this week in a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. According to reports, Najee Rivera was stopped for running through a stop sign on his scooter and refusing to comply with the... Show More Summary

Claims Reps Mental Impressions, Conclusions and Opinions Protected from Discovery in Dauphin County Post-Koken Decision

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas recently handed down a discovery decision in the Post-Koken case of Castellano v. Erie Insurance Exchange, No. 2014-CV-9647 (C.P. Dauph. Co. March 23, 2016, Bratton, J.). In this case, the Plaintiff...Show More Summary

Deposition of a UIM Claims Rep in a Luzerne County Post-Koken Case Allowed

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas In his recent March 9, 2016 Order without opinion in the case of Cairl v. Chiogna and Nationwide, No. 2015-CV-08159 (C.P. Luz. Co. March 9, 2016 Burke, J.), Judge Thomas F. Burke, Jr. of the Luzerne...Show More Summary

Crawford County Post-Koken Decision In Favor of Consolidaton of Negligence/UIM Claims, But Severance and Stay of Bad Faith Claim

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Lamagna v. Keffer, No. A.D. 2015-630 (C.P. Crawford Co. March 1, 2016 Stevens, J.), Judge Mark D. Stevens of the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas addressed Preliminary Objections filed by all Defendants to a Plaintiff’s...Show More Summary

“Judge rules against Husted in teen voting case”

NBC4: FRANKLIN CO., Ohio (WCMH)–Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Frye ruled against the Secretary of State in the case of a lawsuit filed by a national voting rights organization on behalf of nine 17-year-old plaintiffs. This is a … Continue reading ?

Punitive Damages Claim Allowed to Proceed in DUI and Dram Shop Civil Actions

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

A punitive damages claims were allowed to proceed in a Dram Shop Act action in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas case of Robertson v. Valley Forge Beef & Ale, Inc., PICS Case No. 16-0225 (C.P. Montg. Co. Jan. 19, 2016 Smith, J.). Show More Summary

Liability of Employer for Negligent Supervision of Employee Who Engaged in Criminal Conduct Off Employer Premises

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent February 19, 2016 decision in the case of Doe v. Cruciani, No. 2012-CV-5920 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Feb. 19, 2016 Nealon, J.), Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas addressed a Motion for Summary Judgment...Show More Summary

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