• Joers v. City of Philadelphia

    Publication Date: 2018-08-07
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Commonwealth Court
    Judge: Judge Colins
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0920

    Employer bound by deemed admissions where failure to timely respond to plaintiffs' requests for admissions prejudiced them from taking depositions and discovery to support their claim tortfeasor employee was acting in scope of employment at time of accident. Judgment affirmed.

  • Huff v. Moser et al

    Publication Date: 2018-07-24
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Adams County
    Judge: Judge George
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0818

    Plaintiff's complaint failed to allege a viable claim for vicarious liability on the part of the defendant employer, who's employee allegedly struck and killed a victim while driving the company's car under the influence of alcohol, as none of the negligence allegations involved conduct committed during the course and scope of the driver's employment. The court granted employer's motion for summary judgment.

  • Mason v. Petrone

    Publication Date: 2018-06-12
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lawrence County
    Judge: Judge Motto
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0673

    The court denied summary judgment in this automobile accident case involving an emergency vehicle, because governmental immunity did not apply and issues of genuine fact remained which were for the jury.

  • Straw v. Fair

    Publication Date: 2018-05-29
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Olson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0638

    Trial court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of additional defendants who worked on hood latch that failed while father was driving the car and led to a serious accident because genuine issues of material fact existed as to the actions of car inspection station, oil change center and auto parts store in rendering services to plaintiffs. Judgement vacated.

  • Sullivan v. Crete Carrier Corp

    Publication Date: 2018-05-22
    Practice Area: Discovery | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Monroe County
    Judge: Judge Williamson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0592

    The court granted a motion to compel an independent medical examination and required the requesting party to provide the transportation. Also, the court granted plaintiff's motions to compel the discovery of requested documents.

  • Straw v. Fair

    Publication Date: 2018-05-15
    Practice Area: Damages | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Olson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0550

    Trial court erred in granting judgment on cross-claim where defendants raised genuine issue of additional defendants breach of duties to plaintiffs. Judgment vacated, case remanded.

  • Livingston v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. et al

    Publication Date: 2018-05-15
    Practice Area: Damages | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
    Judge: Judge Foglietta
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0521

    The court denied defendants' motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict as to punitive damages where plaintiffs introduced competent evidence that the driver of a passenger bus involved in a collision and her employer objectively knew that their actions were placing passengers at a high degree of risk of physical harm or that they consciously elected to disregard such risk. The court recommended affirmance on appeal.

  • Plaxe v. Fiegura

    Publication Date: 2018-05-15
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania - Eastern
    Judge: District Judge Goldberg
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0569

    Motion to remand from untimely removal granted where defendant failed to prove plaintiffs maintenance of suit against co-defendant with whom plaintiff had settled. Motion to remand granted.

  • Corvin v. Tihansky

    Publication Date: 2018-05-08
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Shogan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0543

    Trial court properly denied appellants request for a new trial or JNOV after the jury found that other drivers negligence in rear-end accident was not was not a factual cause of any harm because appellant waived his JNOV issue since he failed to move for a directed verdict, his counsel withdrew his request for a binding jury instruction and appellants concealing his pre-accident chiropractor visits from his physicians presented the jury with an issue of credibility. Affirmed.

  • Ford v. Leal

    Publication Date: 2018-04-17
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Monroe County
    Judge: Judge Sibum
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0401

    The court did not have specific personal jurisdiction over non-resident defendants under the states long arm statute where the motor vehicle accident occurred in another state, so it dismissed plaintiffs complaint.