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HTMLSupreme Court’s Impact on Informed Consent Defenses
Katharine C. Koob; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 12, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
In recent years there has been an increase in lack of informed consent claims within medical malpractice actions. In Pennsylvania, informed consent claims sound in “offensive touching” without permission and constitute a battery. Allegations of negligence sound in a breach of the...

 

HTMLAttorney’s Fees for a Frivolous Appeal: An Old Cloak Gets a New Owner
Robert P. Schenk; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 12, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
Are you tired of claimant’s attorneys filing frivolous appeals? It seems the Commonwealth Court may well be, too, recently holding in the case of Steven Smith v. WCAB (Consolidated Freightways, Inc.), 2015 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 91 (Pa.Commw.Ct. Mar. 9, 2015), that employers can recover...

 

HTMLAllegheny Court Refuses to Recognize Negligence Claim for Data Breach
Mark L. Mattioli, Mary Kate McGrath; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 12, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015
On May 28, 2015, the Honorable Stanton Wettick sustained preliminary objections in Dittman v. UPMC, dismissing all counts in a class action matter brought on behalf of 62,000 employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The plaintiffs alleged that UPMC failed to enact...

 

HTMLTightening the Belt: The Shrinking Scope of Harmless Error
Laura J. Persun; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
In late January 2015, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that justified its decision to overturn the trial court. It highlighted testimony in which the minor plaintiff’s expert witness and the defendants’ attorneys referenced the availability of collateral sources. Even...

 

HTMLContesting Damages in the Face of Liability
Eric I. Yun; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
Although the contest of liability is often (for obvious reasons) thought of as the main event in litigation, damages can in certain situations take center stage, as two recent decisions from the Pennsylvania Superior Court demonstrate. In one case-which involved Marshall Dennehey successfully...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Jury Awards $1.5 Million to 83-Year-Old Plumber for Mesothelioma
Paul C. Johnson, Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015
A Middlesex County jury recently handed down a $1.5 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a New Jersey asbestos lawsuit before the Honorable Ana C. Viscomi, JSC. The plaintiffs, Ronald Roe and Donna Rowe, his wife, sued a variety of defendants for asbestos exposure arising out of Ronald...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Wrongful Death Claims for Asbestos Injuries Must Be Filed Within Two Years of Date of Diagnosis
Paul C. Johnson, Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
In Wygant v. G.E., PA. Super. No. 470 WDA 2014, a case involving claims for asbestos-related death and injury, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the ruling of the Allegheny County trial court and held that the appellant/decedent's wrongful death claims were barred because they were brought...

 

HTMLNew York Judge Vacates $11 Million Asbestos Verdict
Paul C. Johnson, Timothy D. Rau; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 20, 2015
In finding that the plaintiffs' experts lacked proper bases for their causation opinions, New York Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe entered an order and issued a 41-page opinion on April 13, 2015, which set aside an $11 million verdict awarded in a mesothelioma case. In Juni v. AO Smith, Index No....

 

HTMLThe Post-Tincher Landscape: Court Applies the Risk-Utility Test to Deny the Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment
David Salazar; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
The plaintiff brought this product liability action against a table saw manufacturer, a distributor and a retailer alleging, inter alia, that the design of the table saw he purchased was defective because it failed to incorporate flesh-detection technology. The defendants moved for summary judgment...

 

HTMLThe U.S. Supreme Court Determines that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Requires a New Standard.
Candace D. Embry; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., on March 25, 2015, in which the Court was faced with whether, and in what circumstances, an employer is required to provide the same accommodations to pregnant employees with work limitations as it would to...

 


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