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Is Cost Control Rationale in MVFRL Cases Losing Sway?
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

In Pennsylvania, the validity and enforceability of uninsured and underinsured motorist exclusions in commercial and personal auto policies is a frequent subject of litigation. In many situations, the courts have validated exclusions to such coverage. Full Text


Birth Injury Litigation: Pitfalls for the Unwary
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

While the stakes can vary considerably in personal injury litigation, they are seldom higher than in cases involving a significant birth injury. The injuries can be devastating to the child and have repercussions for the child and family members that will persist for generations. Full Text


Wrongful Death Act Damages Go Beyond Just Monetary Losses
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

Traditionally, it was thought that the value of a wrongful death claim where the adult decedent was not survived by a child or spouse, but only survived by his parents, was relatively modest. Full Text


Tips for Lawyers Representing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Victims
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

The representation of victims of carbon monoxide poisoning presents numerous challenges for the attorney undertaking such a case. Carbon monoxide is the most common source of accidental poisoning in the United States with an estimated 500 deaths per year and 50,000 hospital visits occasioned by exposure to the gas. Full Text


When the Defense Should Stipulate in Personal Injury Trials
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

Win a few plaintiffs’ cases and the reward is supposed to be better cases. Plaintiffs lawyers work their way up from slip-and-falls to rollovers, then maybe onto roof collapses and oil well blowouts. Ultimately, a wrongful-death beneficiary walks into the office with a willful OSHA violation in hand and the plaintiffs lawyer says, “Ma’am, I think I can help you with this.” Full Text


Exploring Construction Site Injury Cases for Third-Party Liability
The Legal Intelligencer
November 15, 2011

Construction sites can be dangerous. However, if proper planning and safety precautions are taken, they should not expose workers to unreasonable risks of danger. Unfortunately, the necessary planning and implementation of precautions often do not occur. Full Text