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Social Networking Revisited

/ 29.Jul, 2011

We have received considerable response to our initial foray into an analysis of the evidentiary value of social networking.  Plaintiffs may present one face to . . .

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So tell me where it hurts: Pennsylvania and Fibromyalgia Claims

/ 07.Jul, 2011

A little bit of Latin makes people think you are smarter than you really are.  Maybe that is why judges, lawyers, professors and US Currency . . .

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Fair Share Enacted

/ 27.Jun, 2011

The Pennsylvania Legislature has now passed SB 1131, the Fair Share Act.  This bill reforms joint and several liability in Pennsylvania.  The hallmarks of the . . .

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Fair share close to passage

/ 24.Jun, 2011

 The Fair Share Bill, the reform of joint and several liability in Pennsylvania, is close to enactment.  The Pennsylvania House passed HB1, eliminating the 1 percent rule . . .

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Uniform rules needed in UM/UIM cases

/ 21.Jun, 2011

In Pennsylvania, the adjudication of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims has undergone substantial change.  Previously, all uninsured and underinsured motorist disputes were litigated in mandatory . . .

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Joint and Several Reform Pennsylvania

/ 21.Jun, 2011

Pennsylvania currently employs joint and several concepts with respect to contribution among joint tortfeasors.  As a result, a defendant found to be one percent negligent . . .

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Philadelphia County Venue

/ 21.Jun, 2011

A case which has caught the attention of the plaintiff’s bar is Silver v. Thompson, 2001 PA Super 114 ( 5/27/2011), in which Amicus briefs . . .

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Unmasking Plaintiffs on Facebook

/ 10.Jun, 2011

The internet and social media websites have invited the real time disclosures of even the most intimate details of a user’s life. Frequently, success in . . .

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Orsulak v. Penn National Mutual Casualty Insurance Company

/ 07.Jun, 2011

In post-Koken auto cases, questions exist regarding joinder of tort and UIM claims, as well as the appropriate venue for the litigation of such matters.  . . .

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Bingham v. Poswistilo, et al

/ 06.Jun, 2011

In Post-Koken cases, questions arise regarding: (1) the consolidation of tort and UIM claims; and (2) the venue for UIM actions. In Bingham v. Poswistilo, . . .

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