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Pa. Law and Strict Liability Points of Interest in Crashworthiness Cases
The Legal Intelligencer
June 21, 2011

The crashworthiness doctrine is a subset of strict products liability law that most typically arises in the context of vehicular accidents, as the Pennsylvania Superior Court determined in Gaudio v. Ford Motor Company. Full Text


Evidence on Wheels: Common Evidentiary Issues in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
The Legal Intelligencer
June 21, 2011

Litigating a motor vehicle collision case presents evidentiary and procedural challenges due to the interplay of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law and the motor vehicle code. Medical bills are paid differently, burdens of proof are different and otherwise admissible evidence is prohibited. Full Text


Patent Litigation Issues in the Automobile Industry
The Legal Intelligencer
June 21, 2011

Patent litigation in the auto industry dates back to the first days of cars. Indeed, some commentators now characterize patent attorney George Selden (1846-1922) as the first “patent troll.” Full Text



Time for Post-Koken Rules?

The Legal Intelligencer
June 21, 2011

In Pennsylvania, the adjudication of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims has undergone a substantial change. Previously, all uninsured and underinsured motorist disputes were litigated in mandatory arbitration proceedings before three lawyers chosen by the plaintiff’s and defendant’s attorneys. Full Text


Pa. Law Affords Franchise Protection to Auto, Truck Dealers
The Legal Intelligencer
June 21, 2011

Today’s automotive industry is viewed by many as a seamless network of entities that manufacture, distribute and sell the new vehicles on display in dealership lots throughout the country. Full Text



Do GPS Tracking Devices Violate the Fourth Amendment?

The Legal Intelligencer
June 21, 2011

Technology continues to advance, but the law cannot always keep up with it. One of the biggest areas of controversy involves tracking devices, such as global positioning system (GPS) and cell phone locators, to conduct surveillance in criminal investigations. Full Text