Personal Injury

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability

In a much anticipated opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally held that Pennsylvania will not depart from the strict liability standard for product liability cases set forth in Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts.  In recent years, a divide arose between those favoring the existing strict liability standard and advocates for adopting the […]

Superior Court Addresses Issues of Commuting and Ridesharing Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

Numerous legal issues arise when employees are injured while commuting to work. In National Casualty Co. v. Kinney, the Superior Court (on April 25, 2014) addressed the issue of ridesharing. In particular, the Court held that an employee is not within the course and scope of his or her employment when commuting to work while participating in […]

New Pa. Appellate Cases Tackle Medical Malpractice Jury Instructions and Delay Damages

Jury Instructions – Error in Judgment – In Passarello v. Grumbine, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that an “error in judgment” jury instruction should never be given to the jury in a medical malpractice action. “If a defendant desires an instruction that conveys the principle that an unfortunate result does not by itself establish negligence, […]

Read the Latest Pennsylvania Appellate Decisions

The Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC has released the latest edition of its “Recent Pennsylvania Appellate Decisions” newsletter. Summarizing the most recent decisions (issued during January 2014) from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the newsletter includes cases addressing underinsured motorist damages (and offsets), the admissibility of expert testimony, […]

Superior Court Reinstates $575,000 Verdict

On December 26, 2013, in Ferguson v. Morton, No. 465 EDA 2013, 2013 PA Super 329, 2013 Pa. Super. LEXIS 4574, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a Philadelphia trial court judge and reinstated a $575,000 verdict. Daniel J. Siegel and Molly Barker Gilligan, of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, served as appellate counsel, and […]

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