Practice Areas & Industries: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

 





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The General Liability Practice Group of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin regularly litigates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York, defending insureds, insurance companies and self-insured entities.

The general liability practice area includes such diverse types of defense litigation as:

  • Owners and contractors protective liability
  • Owners, landlords and tenants coverage
  • Bailor/bailee
  • Premises liability
  • Assault and battery
  • Security
  • Commercial liability
  • Advertising injuries
  • Defamation
  • Privacy
  • Elevator incidents
  • False arrest
  • Malicious prosecution cases
  • First-party and third-party property damage cases
  • Fire legal liability litigation

We understand that every client is concerned with the extent of legal fees and costs incurred. Savings are achieved in a number of ways. With offices situated within a six-state region, we are able to provide our clients with defense attorneys who are close to and very familiar with the litigation forum. Secondly, we are cognizant of the need to deliver legal services in a prompt and efficient manner, coupled with considerable emphasis on being results-oriented.

Each of our offices is electronically connected. Thus, regardless of the size of the office, its attorneys can access the intellectual property and broad-based experience of a very large professional staff of 450 lawyers. Our defense litigation attorneys are also members of and hold leadership positions in various state and county bar associations, thereby creating a good rapport with local courts.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you in handling your general liability litigation and we are available to give presentations or conduct training seminars on general liability topics. We are also on the cutting edge of alternative fee arrangements in order to provide our clients with the highest level of services in the most cost-efficient and predictable manner possible.


 
Group Presentations
  Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Offense is a Good Defense, JW Marriott Grand Lakes 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014
 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

House Bill 373 Enacted to Control the Level of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums by Making Significant Changes in the Medical Reimbursements Allowable Under the Healthcare Payment System
Paul V. Tatlow, August 06, 2014
This Act makes substantial changes to Titles 18 and 19 of the Delaware Code designed to control the level of workers’ compensation premiums in Delaware. The most significant changes are: (a) a 33% reduction in medical costs to the workers’ compensation system, phased in over a period of...

Blame It on the Bank? Defending Mortgage Lenders in Premises Liability Cases
Joanna D. Buchanico, June 04, 2014
While the country’s mortgage crisis is waning, banks and lenders now are facing a growing litigation trend—defending themselves in premises liability cases when the subject property is in foreclosure. When dealing with landowner defendants with limited assets, plaintiffs are now turning...

Blame It on the Bank? Defending Mortgage Lenders in Premises Liability Cases
Joanna D. Buchanico, May 29, 2014
While the country’s mortgage crisis is waning, banks and lenders now are facing a growing litigation trend—defending themselves in premises liability cases when the subject property is in foreclosure. When dealing with landowner defendants with limited assets, plaintiffs are now turning...

Florida’s New Daubert Standard for Expert Testimony is Retroactive
Tashia M. Small, May 29, 2014
Recently, Florida made the transition into a Daubert jurisdiction, aligning Florida courts with their federal counterparts. Simply stated, the amendment of Florida Statute § 90.702 makes the standard of admissibility of expert testimony in Florida courts stricter and more exacting.

The Storm After the Storm
Eric R. Brown, May 29, 2014
It has now been more than 18 months since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, but the litigation related to that storm is just getting started. With any event that brings such damage, there is always a concern that judges may look to expand the bounds of coverage in favor of insureds. The...

Defining the Boundaries of Enforceable Indemnity Provisions Under Pennsylvania Law
Margaret C. Kucera, March 17, 2014
Recently, it seems that opposing counsel are demanding broader indemnification provisions during negotiations on a variety of contracts throughout Pennsylvania. In order to appropriately advise insurance carriers and clients alike on their potential liability for entering into agreements with...

How Many Occurrences Have Occurred Where the Occurrence Occurs Under Statutory MCARE Coverage?
Michelle L. Wilson, December 18, 2013
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently addressed the meaning of “occurrence” with regard to the limits of coverage provided by the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Fund) on matters that fall under the “extended claim” provision at § 715 of the...

Reservations Over Reserving Your Rights
Allison L. Krupp, December 18, 2013
On July 10, 2013, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued its opinion in The Babcock & Wilcox Co., et al. v. American Nuclear Insurers, et al., 2013 Pa. Super. LEXIS 1630 (Pa. Super. July 10, 2013). The underlying case involved insurance coverage disputes for two nuclear fuel processing...

You Slip. You Fall. You Lose. Florida’s Updated Transient Foreign Substance Statute
Alan C. Nash, December 18, 2013
On July 1, 2010, Florida Statute § 768.0710 was supplanted by Florida Statute § 768.0755. A win for premises owners and insurance carriers, Florida Statute § 768.0755 imposed a greater burden of proof upon plaintiffs in slip and fall cases allegedly caused by transitory foreign...

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Limits Extent of Kvaerner in Coverage Matters
Eric R. Brown, December 09, 2013
For the first time since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its Kvaerner decision, in which it found that defective workmanship is not an "occurrence" under Pennsylvania law, a Pennsylvania appellate decision has limited the extent of that holding. Indalex v. National Union, 2013 PA...

An Employer is Entitled to Subrogation from a Recovery Made by a Claimant from a Bad Faith Action against a Manufacturer’s Insurance Carrier.
Francis X. Wickersham, October 21, 2013
The claimant sustained a crush injury to his right hand while using a conveyor belt at work. The employer paid the claimant total disability benefits and paid his medical bills. Later, the claimant filed a product liability action against the manufacturer of the conveyor belt, and the employer...

When an Insurer Tenders a Defense Subject to a Reservation of Rights, the Insured May Choose One of Two Options
Sarah J. Brown,Allison L. Krupp, October 21, 2013
When an insurer tenders a defense subject to a reservation of rights, the insured may choose one of two options: (1) accept the defense, in which case it remains unqualifiedly bound to the terms of the consent to settle provision of the policy; or (2) the insured may decline the insurer’s...