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Volume 16, No. 3, September 2010

Offices: New York, New York •
Practice Areas: Maritime Litigation Authors: Daniel G. McDermott
New York - Maritime, Key Points: Choice of law--federal maritime or state labor law--can have profound effect. Structure on navigable water can be classified as "vessel" if capable of being used as a means of transportation..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Health Care Liability
Pennsylvania - Health Care Liability, Key Points: MCARE establishes strict criteria for qualifying experts testifying against a physician in a professional liability claim. An expert proposed to offer standard of care opinions must meet a..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
I would like to begin this message with a thank you to our clients. The past two years have been exceedingly challenging given the state of the economy. In spite of this fact, you have remained loyal. Why is that? Could it be that in the face of..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Automobile Liability Authors: Brigid Q. Alford
Pennsylvania -- Automobile Liability, Key Points: Statutory offset in Pennsylvania's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law applied to disability benefits. Court refuses to limit scope of offset to health benefits. UIM carrier..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Casualty Joanna Buchanico (Philadelphia, PA) obtained an order from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas dismissing all counts against our client homeowner in a case where the plaintiff was shot in the head while on our insured's property. The..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) succeeded in persuading the Pennsylvania Superior Court to affirm the dismissal of a tax dissenter's lawsuit against a bank. In response to a levy imposed by the federal Internal Revenue Service on the plaintiff's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) succeeded in persuading the Pennsylvania Superior Court to affirm the dismissal of a tax dissenter's lawsuit against a bank. In response to a levy imposed by the federal Internal Revenue Service on the plaintiff's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) succeeded in persuading the Pennsylvania Superior Court to affirm the dismissal of a tax dissenter's lawsuit against a bank. In response to a levy imposed by the federal Internal Revenue Service on the plaintiff's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Allentown, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) succeeded in persuading the Pennsylvania Superior Court to affirm the dismissal of a tax dissenter's lawsuit against a bank. In response to a levy imposed by the federal Internal Revenue Service on the plaintiff's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Moosic, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) succeeded in persuading the Pennsylvania Superior Court to affirm the dismissal of a tax dissenter's lawsuit against a bank. In response to a levy imposed by the federal Internal Revenue Service on the plaintiff's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Fort Lauderdale, Florida •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) succeeded in persuading the Pennsylvania Superior Court to affirm the dismissal of a tax dissenter's lawsuit against a bank. In response to a levy imposed by the federal Internal Revenue Service on the plaintiff's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) succeeded in persuading the Pennsylvania Superior Court to affirm the dismissal of a tax dissenter's lawsuit against a bank. In response to a levy imposed by the federal Internal Revenue Service on the plaintiff's..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability Authors: Stephen A. Ryan
To be a superior defender of drug and medical device liability cases requires a complement of lawyers and paralegals with medical, technical and scientific experience and proficiency, and damn good trial skills. Fortunately, Marshall Dennehey has an..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Fort Lauderdale, Florida •
Authors: Craig S. Hudson
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties are home to more than 5.5 million permanent residents and millions more seasonal and vacation visitors. It made sense as Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin expanded into Florida to open an..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Moosic, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation Authors: Eric A. Fitzgerald CPCU, CLU
Pennsylvania – Insurance Coverage, Key Points: Pennsylvania provides the broadest grounds for an insurer to disclaim coverage for claims of defective workmanship of any state in the country. Coverage defenses include "reasonably foreseeable..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Roseland, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Hospitality and Liquor Liability
New Jersey – Dram Shop, Key Points: N.J.S.A. 39:6A-4.5(b) is an automotive insurance reform statute barring individuals guilty of driving while intoxicated from bringing suit for losses sustained as a result of their underlying alcohol-..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
Offices: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Employment Law, Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation Authors: Danielle M. Vugrinovich
Federal - Employment Law, Key Points: Implication of electronic media on private as well as governmental employers. Employers must have electronic media policies in place. A search on employer's devices for electronic..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010

Volume 16, No. 2, June 2010

Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: General Liability
Pennsylvania - Premises Liability, Key Points: The owner's removal of an access drawbridge in a steel mill created a dangerous condition, but the buyer of the mill should have known about the danger. The buyer of a steel mill who kept the..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010
Key Points: → The affidavit of merit statute requires that in any medical malpractice action the plaintiff must provide each defendant with an expert's affidavit within 60 days after the filing of the defendant's answer. → If..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010
Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation Authors: Angela Y. DeMary
New Jersey -- Workers' Compensation, Key Points: Do not assume that you are the "target" solely because you are the last carrier or employer. Investigation is key. Recent Memo of Division Director and Chief Judge Calderone dated..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010

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