The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently considered what materials are discoverable by an insured in a bad faith action against his/her insurer.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association has announced that Philadelphia lawyer and PADC member Kathleen D.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted new Pa.R.C.P.
Almost 100 attorneys were captivated by and benefitted from the inaugural event of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel’s (“PADC”) Womens’ Initiative, “Leaders in the Courtroom: From the Trial Courts to the United States Supreme Court” held recently at Cozen O’Connor’s Susquehanna Conference Room in Philadelphia.
The plaintiff claimed that she slipped and fell on some debris that was dark, slippery and smelled of rotten banana on the main walkway of the parking lot as she was leaving a Shop Rite grocery store. She filed suit for negligent maintenance of the premises.
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
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.