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Limited-Tort Filings Down in Pennsylvania, Attorneys Say

By Max Mitchell |

The tough economic decisions associated with taking limited-tort cases have led to a drop in the number of limited-tort filings, attorneys from around the state have told the Law Weekly.

People in the News - Pa. Law Weekly - Aug. 12, 2014 - President's Advisory Council Appointment Made at College

Thomas J. Jennings, a partner in Hill Wallack's Yardley, Pa., office, was appointed to the President's Advisory Council at Delaware Valley College, an independent, interdisciplinary college in Doylestown, Pa.

Limited-Tort Filings Down in Pennsylvania, Attorneys Say

By Max Mitchell |

The tough economic decisions associated with taking limited-tort cases have led to a drop in the number of limited-tort filings, attorneys from around the state have told the Law Weekly.

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Employer Not Liable for Assault on Restrained Scofflaw

By Max Mitchell |

A cab company will not be liable for a driver punching and kicking a passenger who was being restrained after trying to skip out on paying the fare, the state Superior Court has ruled.

Defense Bar Leaders to Focus on Involving Young Lawyers

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Two recently installed presidents of defense bar organizations—the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel—said they will devote their terms to mentoring and recruiting younger members to their ranks.

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Jury Sides With Defense in Case Over Eye Injury

On April 30, 2012, plaintiff Patricia Frantz, an event specialist in her 70s, underwent a cataract phacoemulsification with insertion of an intraocular lens to her right eye, which was performed by ophthalmologist Dr. Ramakumar Gounder at The Waterfront Surgery Center in Homestead, Pa.

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Woman's Collision With Verizon Truck Leads to Accord

A woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after being rear-ended by a Verizon bucket truck driver—who was on a cellphone while driving—settled her suit against the company for $3 million.

Parties Argue Over Post-Accident Rollover Evidence

By Max Mitchell |

Plaintiffs in a rollover case should have been able to introduce evidence contesting a theory of injury that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration disavowed in 2009, the plaintiffs' attorney argued before an en banc Superior Court panel in Philadelphia last week.

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State Police to Fight U.S. Justice Department Sex Bias Suit

By John L. Kennedy |

A recent federal court ruling that the FBI engaged in gender discrimination in its physical fitness requirements should help the Pennsylvania State Police defend its standards against a July 31 complaint by the Department of Justice, legal experts said.