Pennsylvania Case Law

May I instruct the witness not to answer?

Even seasoned attorneys sometimes struggle with whether a communication is privileged or protected by the work product doctrine. Whatever the attorney decides can have significant implications in discovery and the trajectory of a case. In Cohen v. Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine Co., No. 11212 C.A. 2016 (Pa. Ct. Comm. Pl. Lawrence Cnty. Aug. 29, 2019), […]

Batting 1000 – Attorney Dan Siegel is 6 for 6 in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted our arguments completely and issued a landmark decision in Feliccia v. Lackawanna University, holding that (1) a university “had a duty to provide duly licensed athletic trainers for the purpose of rendering treatment to its student athletes participating in athletic events,” and (2) a Waiver of Liability is unenforceable as […]

Commonwealth Court Enhances Medical Providers’ Rights Against Workers Compensation Carriers

Attorney Dan Siegel Was Lead Counsel in Decision Affirming That Medical Providers Have a Right to Payment Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act The Commonwealth Court today affirmed that insurance companies and their attorneys may not take actions that prevent medical providers from being paid for care for injured workers. The decision, in Workers First […]

Attention Doctors, Pharmacies & Medical Providers Treating Pa. Workers’ Compensation Patients

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Eliminates Defense That Prevented Countless Workers’ Compensation Providers From Getting Paid Doctors and every other entity providing medical care or services to injured workers under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act will benefit from the Commonwealth Court Opinion today in Armour Pharmacy v. Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fee Review Hearing Office. The unanimous […]

A Message to Insurance Companies, Self-Insureds and Others: Some of Your Lawyers Aren’t Always On Your Side

Imagine that one of the law firms that you hire to defend you and your insureds wants you to pay more, a lot more. It’s true. One law firm proudly states that it defends employers, self-insureds, and [insurance] carriers in matters involving workers’ compensation, auto claims, slips and falls, and many other types of personal […]

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