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Legal Malpractice Claims on the Rise

/ 07.Jul, 2011

We recently told you about the continuing good news concerning the numbers of medical malpractice actions in Pennsylvania.  The news with respect to legal malpractice . . .

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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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Tort Reform Bill Signed

/ 30.Jun, 2011

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law the Fair Share Act, a tort reform bill.  S.B. 1131 makes significant changes to Pennsylvania’s joint and several . . .

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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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Judged Guilty

/ 24.Jun, 2011

Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Bernard Snyder has an interesting history.  He actually made history as the first sitting judge in Philadelphia history . . .

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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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Who and what are you responsible for?

/ 22.Jun, 2011

Bonnie Sweeten, the infamous “hoax mom,” is back in the news following her guilty plea to a count of wire fraud and a count of . . .

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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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