Getting to Know Us

The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (PADC) is an active participant in the Philadelphia community as our members strive to demonstrate their commitment to give back to the community in which they practice law.

Tincher 2!

On February 16, 2018, a unanimous 3-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., ___ A.3d ___, No. 1285 EDA 2016 (Pa. Super. Feb. 16, 2018) (“Tincher II”), held, following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s prior landmark ruling in the same case, Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014) (“Tincher I”), that in a strict product liability case it is “fundamental error” to use an “Azzarello” jury charge employing the now-overruled “any element” defect test and informing the jury that the defendant manufacturer was the “guarantor” of product safety.

Annual Meeting & Golf Outing Announced

PADC's 2018 Annual Meeting & Golf Outing will be held June 5, 2018, at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale. Morning breakfast and CLE program will be followed by afternoon lunch and golf and early evening cocktail reception.

PADC Honors Senior Members

PADC's Executive Committee recently voted to honor PADC's senior members. PADC's by-laws define senior membership as membership in good standing for not less than 10 years and 65 years of age or older. Our first two seniors were honored at our September 19 monthly luncheon at Estia Restaurant.

Medical Informed Consent Holding

In Shinal v. Toms, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the duty to obtain a patient's informed consent lies entirely with the physician, which cannot be delegated to physician assistants, nurses, or other staff. In reversing the order of the superior court affirming the judgment entered in favor of the defendant