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Mall Employee Can Be Business Invitee in Premises Liability Case

3 days 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

last weekIndustries / 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

last monthOdd : 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

last monthIndustries / 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

last monthIndustries / 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

last monthIndustries / 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.

Ohio Judge Arrested After Allegedly Punching, Choking, and Biting Wife In Moving Car In Front Of Their Children

last monthNews : Jonathan Turley

Ohio Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason, 46, has been arrested after he allegedly punched, choked and bit his wife. Mason is now charged with felonious assault. His wife of eight years was hospitalized with facial injuries including a fractured orbital bone after the incident. Police say that the attack occurred during an argument while […]

Cleveland Judge Lance Mason’s House Turned Upside Down To Reveal An Armory Of Weapons

Cleveland Judge Lance Mason’s house was searched Saturday, revealing smoke grenades, semi-automatic rifles, a sword, a bulletproof vest, and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition. Lance Mason was first appointed to the Common Pleas court by former Governor Ted Strickland in August 2008. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and served as

Police Arrest Wife-beating Judge With 2,300 Rounds Of Ammo, Semi-auto Rifles, Sword, Smoke Grenades

Police confiscated an arsenal of weapons over the weekend from a judge in Ohio who had been accused of brutally beating his wife. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason was arrested on Saturday after police received a 911 call...Show More Summary

DRINKS ALL AROUND: Centre Co. Trial Court Lets All Kinds of Alcohol Evidence In

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Judge Thomas King Kistler of the Centre County Court of Common Pleas recently addressed pre-trial motions in limine pertaining to the admissibility of consumption of alcohol by both parties in a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the case of Losch v. Show More Summary

Release From Liability Form Upheld in Poconos Snow Tubing Case

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Dunlap v. Davenport v. The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway, PICS Case No. 14-0883 (Monroe Co. April 28, 2014 Williamson, J.), Judge David Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas upheld...Show More Summary

Lehigh County Trial Court Dismisses Punitive Damages Claim Based Solely on Cell Phone Use During Auto Accident

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Pietrulewicz v. Gil, No. 2014 - C - 0826 (C.P. Lehigh Co., June 6, 2014 Reichley, J.), Judge Douglas G. Reichley of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas sustained a defendant's preliminary objections and struck a plaintiff's...Show More Summary

Copy of Northampton County Limited Tort MSJ Case Secured (Ramos v. Jones)

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

I now have a copy of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas limited tort summary judgment decision listed in yesterday's Tort Talk post. Anyone wishing a copy may please contact me at dancummins@Comcast.net.I send thanks to Attorney Jill Moffitt of the Bethlehem office of Forry Ullman for providing me with a copy.

Limited Tort Summary Judgment Granted in Northampton County

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Ramos v. Jones, PICS Case No. 14-1051 (C.P. Northampton Co. June 18, 2014 Baratta, J.), Judge Stephen G. Baratta of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas granted a Defendant’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in a limited tort case and dismissed the Plaintiff’s claims for non-economic damages. Show More Summary

Sleep No More

An excerpt from a Memorandum of Law of an Amended Petition for Post Conviction Relief filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas: Marshall Hale is an innocent man convicted of a crime he did not commit. This fact has been known by the Commonwealth since the police ran tests on Mr. Show More Summary

Sleep No More

An excerpt from a Memorandum of Law of an Amended Petition for Post Conviction Relief filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas: Marshall Hale is an innocent man convicted of a crime he did not commit. This fact has been known by the Commonwealth since the police ran tests on Mr. Show More Summary

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