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Vlada Tasich

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2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2659
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
vxtasich@mdwcg.com

Vlada has been defending the interests of companies and individuals in complex civil litigation matters throughout the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania for more than a decade. A member of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group, his experience encompasses all aspects of motor vehicle design and manufacture, appliances, consumer electronics, residential and industrial fires, durable medical equipment, industrial equipment, exercise equipment, perishable items and many other consumer goods. He also represents clients in matters involving pharmacy malpractice, premises liability, transportation litigation, construction accidents and consumer class actions. Vlada has handled such cases through ADR, court arbitrations and trials, and he regularly serves as an arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.

At Marshall Dennehey, Vlada is involved in the firm's mentoring initiatives and he  frequently speaks at new attorney orientation meetings. He has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and Super Lawyer Rising Stars lists for product liability defense since 2015.

Vlada is frequently asked by clients and industry organizations to lecture on various issues in product liability, premises liability, and motor vehicle law, as well as the role of the defense lawyer in defending a client’s interests.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Vlada received his B.A. from George Washington University in 1997 and his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2001.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended dealer of an asphalt compactor in a two-week product liability trial in Philadelphia County. Plaintiff sustained a severe crush injury to the leg, and the jury returned a verdict against defendants dealer and manufacturer for over $900,000. On motion for judgment as a matter of law, the Court granted the client's cross-claim for indemnity against the co-defendant manufacturer on a pass through liability theory based on absence of evidence of substantial change to the product by dealer.

  • Defense verdict in week-long product liability trial in Philadelphia County for global electronics manufacturer involving a fire loss allegedly due to one of its microwave ovens. There was no direct evidence of the alleged defective condition, and the plaintiff proceeded on malfunction theory. Unanimous jury found the plaintiff failed to eliminate all other possible causes of the fire.

  • Obtained dismissal of major vehicle manufacturer by non suit after week-long product liability trial in Philadelphia County involving industrial equipment after plaintiffs failed to present evidence of negligence and causation.

  • Denial of class certification in action against insurance carrier for alleged breach of fiduciary duties and violations of insurance regulations.

  • Denial of class certification in action against insurance company for alleged violations of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law.

  • Successful defense and resolution of numerous class actions involving claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and other state consumer protection laws.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Published Works

  • "Tincher – One Year Later," Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2015

  • "Owners of Registered but Uninsured Vehicles Beware Pennsylvania Superior Court Ruling Makes First Party Benefits Unrecoverable," Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 4, December 2003

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia (J.D., 2001)

  • The George Washington University (B.A., 1997)

     

Defense Digest Article December 1, 2015
By Vlada Tasich, Esq.*   Key Points: Tincher v. Omego Flex left the future of Pennsylvania product liability law in limbo. “Targeted advocacy” since Tincher has yielded positive gains for defendants. Pennsylvania..., Defense Digest, Vol 21, No. 4, December 2015 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Aug 24, 2018
We obtained summary judgment in a putative class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of a large insurer. The case dealt with a letter the insurance carrier would send to their insureds following a motor vehicle accident...

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • The George Washington University (B.A., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Product Liability Advisory Counsel (PLAC)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2015-2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2012

Year Joined Organization: 2003


Languages

  • Serbian

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