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
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has granted the Third Circuit’s petition for certification of an issue that has puzzled insurers and their attorneys.
Members of PADC recently volunteered their time to attend a panel discussion at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law for law students interested in practicing civil defense litigation. The event was jointly sponsored by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.
Erie Insurance Exchange recently filed suit alleging that it has no duty to defend or indemnify a financial planning company facing claims in federal court for willfully infringing a rival’s marketing slogan trademarks.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently reversed a trial court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of an insurer in a declaratory judgment action and ruled that coverage was owed to an insured following a fire at a vehicle dismantling facility. For a detailed
The Middle District of Pennsylvania recently dismissed a bad faith claim holding that it lacked adequate factual support that an insurance company acted unreasonably in valuing an underinsured motorist claim. For a detailed summary of the case of Clarke v.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court reversed a lower court‘s decision granting governmental immunity stating that the school fell into an exception that negated governmental immunity when the plaintiff child was injured when he ran into a cement wall while
A Pennsylvania Court determined that a plaintiff’s good faith attempts to effectuate service tolled the statute of limitations. For a detailed summary of the case of Mandarano v.
The Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted a MSJ in favor of a casualty insurance company, holding that it acted properly in denying coverage because the driver of the vehicle was not an insured under its policy. For a detailed summary of the case of Myers v.