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Summary Judgment Entered in Carbon County Trip and Fall Case

last weekIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent September 30, 2014 decision in the case of Rochow v. Neast, No. 12-CV-0737 (C.P. Carbon Co. Sept. 20, 2014 Serfass, J.), Judge Steven R. Serfass, of the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas, granted summary judgment to a Defendant property owner in a trip and fall case involving a hole in steps on the premises. Show More Summary

Not Guilty Plea

The practice of accused criminals pleading 'not guilty', when the facts of their alleged crimes appear perfectly plain to anyone with an ounce of common sense, seems to be reaching epidemic proportions, if this recent report in The Telegraph is anything to go by. Show More Summary

Lackawanna County Judge James A. Gibbons May Be First Trial Court Judge to Apply Revised Pennsylvania Products Liability Law

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In what may be one of the first trial court opinions to apply the new products liability analysis enunciated in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recent decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas Judge James A. Show More Summary

My Member of Congress Resigned, Now What? (Part II)

In the wake of a guilty plea on felony tax charges, New York GOP Rep. Michael Grimm resigned from Congress effective Jan. 5 -- the day before the 114th Congress began. Vacancies are common. Though it is somewhat rare for a member to resign before his or her term even begins, resignations are not uncommon -- especially in New York, it seems. Show More Summary

"Did Your Attorney Refer You to that Doctor?"

last monthIndustries / 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 months 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 months 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

2 months agoIndustries / 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)

2 months agoIndustries / 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

3 months agoIndustries / 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

3 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

3 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)

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

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