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"Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

A Dynamic Duo(Could be on either side of the bar) In a recent Delaware County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of English v. Stepchin, No. CP-23-CV-786-2014, 101 Del. 424 (C.P. Del. Co. Nov. 12, 2014 Kenney, P.J.), President Judge Chad F. Show More Summary

Another Recent Lamp v. Heyman Service of Process Case

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Fritzinger v. Duhart, PICS Case No. 14-1850 (C.P. Monroe Co. Nov. 6, 2014 Zulick, J.), Judge Arthur Zulick of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas granted a Defendant’s Preliminary ObjectionsShow More Summary

OHIO: Judge Mistakenly OK's Gay Divorce

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Columbus Dispatch: An Athens County judge approved the county’s first same-sex divorce last week, but not intentionally. Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy, who approved the divorce on Nov. 25, said the next day that he was unaware that both parties were women when he signed the judgment. Show More Summary

Prior Worker's Comp Award Collaterally Estops Plaintiff From Expanding Claims of Injuries in Companion Civil Lawsuit

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Only one bite at the apple. In his recent decision in the case of McConnell v. Delprincipe, PICS Case No. 14-1674 (C.P. Lawrence Co. Oct. 2, 2014 Cox, J.), Judge J. Craig Cox of the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas ruled that the...Show More Summary

"Name Driver Only" Type of Automobile Insurance Policy Upheld as Valid (Decision Now On Appeal)

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of An v. Gillmore and Victoria Fire & Cas. Co., No. 2013-Civil-06320 (C.P. Mont. Co. Sept. 2, 2014 Haas, J.), the court addressed the validity of a “named driver...Show More Summary

The Bizarro World: Court Grants Plaintiff's Motion to Compel IME of a Defendant

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

The Bizarro World on Seinfeld In her recent Halloween decision in the case of Norconk v. Grove, No. 3824-CV-2014 (C.P. Luz. Co. Oct. 31, 2014 Gartley, J.), Judge Tina Gartley of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas granted a Plaintiff's motion to compel a Defendant driver to undergo an independent medical examination pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. Show More Summary

Split of Authority in Schuylkill County on Post-Koken Consolidation vs. Severance of Claims Issue

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the Tort Talk blog post a few days ago on the recent Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas Post-Koken decision in the case of Wall v. Ebersole, Erie Ins. and Donegal Ins., in which Judge Miller ruled in favor of keeping the claims consolidated, it was noted that Judge Miller relied upon a prior Schuylkill County decision issued by Judge John E. Show More Summary

No Plea Bargain for Texas State Rep Ron Reynolds

HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds will now stand trial on 10 counts of third-degree felony charges of barratry. Barratry is also commonly referred to as “ambulance chasing.” The deadline set for Reynolds to accept...Show More Summary

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

2 months agoIndustries / 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

More Hills and Ridges (Actually, No Hills and Ridges - MSJ Granted)

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent Memorandum and Order in the case of Schraeder v. Phillips, No. 2011-CV-7585 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Sept. 10, 2014 O’Brien, S.J), Senior Judge Peter J. O’Brien (formerly a member of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas) granted...Show More Summary

Mall Employee Can Be Business Invitee in Premises Liability Case

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas decision by a visiting Senior Judge in the case of Young v. Prizm Asset Management Company, No. 2010-CV-8445 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Nov. 4, 2013, Saxton, J), the trial court granted summary...Show More Summary

Keeping Settling Defendants on the Verdict Slip

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Stang v. Smith, PICS Case No. 14-1199 (C.P. Carbon Co. July 28, 2014 Nanovic, P.J.), Judge Roger Nanovic of the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas addressed the issue of whether settling Defendants under a joint tortfeasor release could be required to be on the verdict slip at a medical malpractice trial. Show More Summary

Link To Judge Mazzoni's Opinion on Privilege Against Self-Incrimination At Depositions

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Earlier this week, a synopsis was provided for the case of Hilburn v. Jones, 2012-CV-6401 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Aug. 4, 2014 Mazzoni, J.), in which Judge Robert A. Mazzoni of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas reversed a decision...Show More Summary

New Trial on Damages Granted in Luzerne County Zero Verdict Case

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In Coopey v. City of Wilkes-Barre, No. 5855 of 2009 (C.P. Lacka. Co. July 31, 2014 Hughes, J.), Judge Richard M. Hughes, III of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued a detailed Opinion addressing post-trial motions in an auto...Show More Summary

Twitter won’t suspend NY Post and Daily News for posting grisly James Foley covers

4 months agoOdd : Death and Taxes

There seemed to be a common plea at Twitter: Don't tweet graphic images from the video showing the American photojournalist's gruesome death.

Twitter Won't Suspend NY Post And Daily News For Posting Grisly James Foley Covers

When the news of James Foley's beheading by jihadist group ISIS started to make headlines yesterday, there seemed to be a common plea: Don't tweet graphic images from the video showing the American photojournalist's gruesome death. Instead,...Show More Summary

Another Trial Court Allows a Plaintiff To Consolidate Entirely Separate Accident Claims

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Swalinski v. Forsythe, 2012-SU-1529-69 (York Co. Aug. 5, 2014), the York County Court of Common Pleas followed the prior decision of Judge Wettick in Jackson v. Drew and allowed a Plaintiff to pursue personal injury claims arising out of two separate motor vehicle accidents in a consolidated fashion. Show More Summary

First Party Auto Carriers Held to Have Duty to Reduce Medical Expenses Before Paying

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the notable Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas decision of Pavelko v. Unitrin Direct Auto Ins., No. 11190 of 2012 (C.P. Lawrence June 12, 2014 Cox, J.), Judge Craig Cox overruled a defendant first party auto insurance carrier's...Show More Summary

Judge Stops Ohio From Closing Toledo Abortion Clinic That Can’t Obey the Law

This morning, Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Myron Duhart blocked an order issued by the Ohio Department of Health to close the Capital Care Network, an abortion facility in Toledo, Ohio. Duhart’s decision will allow the abortion business to stay open while it appeals the Ohio Department of Health action. Lance Himes, ODH’s Interim Director, […]

Copy of UIM Collateral Estoppel Case Secured

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I was able to secure a copy of the USAA v. Hudson Delaware County Court of Common Pleas UIM collateral estoppel decision summarized in a recent Tort Talk post.Anyone wishing to review the same may click this LINK.

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