The fair and impartial judiciary is a pillar of the American constitutional system. Yet Americans increasingly view the judiciary as an extension of the political system.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion today upheld an unlisted resident driver exclusion in a Safe Auto Insurance policy.
PADC's Executive Committee is pleased to offer a first ever "Year in Review" detailing PADC's activities in 2018-2019.
PADC’s Executive Committee is very pleased to announce the 2019 award recipients. The awards will be presented to the recipients at PADC’s June 4 Annual Meeting & Golf Outing.
PADC recently filed comments with Pennsylvania's Civil Procedural Rules Committee oppisong the proposed revocation of Rule of Civil Procedure 1006(a.1) and related medical malpractice venue rules. This opposition is based on the fact that there is no data to support the conclusion that the Rule is no longer needed
The Pennsylvania Defense Institute’s attached April edition of Counterpoint contains the most recent version of the proposed Product Liability Suggested Standard Jury Instructions, which have been sent to all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania judges. Counterpoint also contains a related article entitled “Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overrules Azzarello, Only to Have PBI Suggested Jury Instructions Continue To Seek Azzarello’s Reinstatement (Volume 3 – Updates and Addenda to Proper Suggested Standard Jury Instructions)”. Representatives of PDI and PADC worked closely together on these. PADC members Jim Beck, Bill Ricci, Scott Toomey and Dennis Zienba co-authored them. We ask that you distribute a copy of the instructions to all persons in your firms who handle Product Liability cases for their review and use. Thank you gentlemen for your hard work on these.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted new Pa.R.C.P.
This case of Gallagher v.
The “Hills and Ridges Doctrine” precludes liability “where the accident occurred at a time when general slippery conditions prevailed in the community as a result of recent precipitation.” However, the hills and ridges doctrine can only be
Pennsylvania's Superior Court has held that opposition to a motion for summary judgment requires rebuttal evidence, not just rebuttal allegations. For a detailed summary of the case of American Southern Insurance Co. v. Halbert