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Governmental Immunity and the Sidewalk Covering the Storm Drain

Exterior premises liability cases usually begin with the premise that the owner of the property abutting the sidewalk has primary responsibility for the sidewalk, while the municipality’s liability is secondary.

In the Post-’Tincher’ World, Is a Plaintiff’s Comparative Fault a Defense?

When Pennsylvania judicially adopted strict liability in tort for the manufacture, sale or lease of a defective product, it embraced Section 402A of the Restatement of Torts 2d.

Looking at Child Sexual Abuse Through a Two-Year Window

On Aug. 14, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office released a grand jury report (report) on Catholic clergy sexual abuse after a two-year investigation that revealed that more than 300 priests sexually abused more than 1,000 children over seven decades in six of the state’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses.

Stacking of UM/UIM Coverages for Newly Acquired Vehicles

Under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, 75 Pa. C.S.A. Section 1701 et seq., stacking of uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverages may be waived.

Workers’ Comp Insurer May Subrogate Third-Party Settlement Recovery

When a worker is injured on the job by a third party, a special relationship arises between workers’ compensation counsel and personal injury counsel, with the claimant/plaintiff in the middle.

The Potential Impact of Smartphones, Wearable Tech in Personal Injury Cases

At least one in six American consumers own and use wearable technology—watches and fitness monitors that allow the compilation and exchange of data without the user’s involvement—based on a 2016 study cited in Forbes.