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Children’s Injury Law

Real Property Exception Gets a Boost

Real Property Exception Gets a Boost

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Brewington v. City of Philadelphia, clarified and gave a boost to the real property exception to governmental immunity. The Court upheld the Commonwealth Court’s reversal of a grant of summary judgment in a case involving the absence of padding in a school gymnasium. A student ran into the wall during a relay rac…

Supreme Court Expands LGBTQ Rights

You may be wondering why Neil Gorsuch, a Conservative Supreme Court justice, wrote the majority opinion in this week’s landmark ruling for LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court has rules that dictate which justice writes for the majority. The most senior justice voting in the majority makes the assignment, and can assign the responsibility to him- or herself. If the chief justice (Justice Roberts)…

Novel Virus Leads to Novel Tsunami of Litigation

Novel Virus Leads to Novel Tsunami of Litigation

COVID-related losses have spawned a wave of litigation as consumers and injured parties seek compensation for their damages. Among the most frequent claims are consumer class actions against:

1. Gyms and sporting clubs that continue charging monthly dues and membership fees even though their doors are closed, and

2. Ski and other resorts…

Coronavirus and Injury Litigation

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating big problems for just about everyone. As a personal injury lawyer, I am thinking about you, my client. We all need to be prepared for cancelled medical appointments and more. Your physical therapy regimens are probably going to be suspended for weeks if not months. And, of course, there’s no pause button for your injuries or your pain. I will be suggesting…

Coronavirus and Litigation

We all need to be prepared for cancelled medical appointments. As a personal injury lawyer, I am thinking about how to advise my clients. My clients’ physical therapy regimens are probably going to be suspended for weeks if not months. I will be suggesting alternative home-based therapy for my clients.

If you are currently getting physical therapy, please speak to your doctor or therapist…

Distracted Driving and the Philadelphia Amtrak Train Derailment

Distracted Driving and the Philadelphia Amtrak Train Derailment

In what might be described as the ultimate distracted driving case, eight people lost their lives and nearly 200 more were injured as a result of the worst American rail disaster in decades. The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015 carried 258 people, including eight Amtrak employees. The train, including a…

Donald Trump and Tort Reform

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Tort Reform and the Candidates

Donald Trump has been extremely litigious over the years, which is not surprising since he is a businessman of great public notoriety. But he has expressed no views on tort reform. One could speculate that he might favor it given the lawsuits his hotels surely face from injured plaintiffs. He states that he doesn’t settle lawsuits. Institutional defendants often make this type of statement to…

Discovery Depositions: Everything You Need To Know

Depositions
The discovery deposition is one of the most important stages in personal injury litigation. During the discovery deposition, the insurance company’s lawyer has an opportunity to question the injure plaintiff in person about the incident and the injuries. Similarly, at the defendant’s deposition, you are able to discover much about the insurance company’s version of what…

Injuries to Children

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