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Volume 15, No. 2, June 2009

Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance, Professional Liability Authors: Andrew M. Schwartz
Federal -- Fair Debt, Two cases in the same courthouse addressing the same legal issues and facts. One case resulting in the granting our motion to dismiss, the other denying our motion for summary judgment the very next day and the successful appeal that followed. Under...,   Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Professional Liability Authors: Elizabeth A. Pope
Pennsylvania - Construction Litigation, This is an update to "The Summit Decision: Limiting General Contractor's Liability Under OSHA for Safety Violations of its Subcontractors at Multi-Employer Construction Sites," published in Volume 15, No. 1 of Defense Digest. Since publication, the..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Fort Lauderdale, Florida •
Practice Areas: Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation Authors: Jonathan E. Kanov
Florida -- Escrow Recovery, Across the country, and especially in South Florida, prices continue to plunge in the residential real estate market. The boom years resulted in a glut of condominiums being built, often high-end, luxury buildings. Buyers raced to plunk down escrow..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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In preparing to deliver my message, I thought it important to advise the readers of this publication about the firm's commitment to our Diversity Program. However, as I began drafting this article, it occurred to me that who better to author such a..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Allentown, Pennsylvania •
Authors: William Z. Scott Jr.
Founded in 1741, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a city of nearly 72,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania which is known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Bethlehem sits at the heart of the Lehigh Valley and is approximately equal distance..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) and Audrey Copeland (King of Prussia, PA), who wrote the Brief of Appellant and argued the appeal, respectively, convinced the Commonwealth Court to vacate a Philadelphia jury's verdict of $550,000 against our client..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) and Audrey Copeland (King of Prussia, PA), who wrote the Brief of Appellant and argued the appeal, respectively, convinced the Commonwealth Court to vacate a Philadelphia jury's verdict of $550,000 against our client..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Chuck Craven (Philadelphia, PA) and Audrey Copeland (King of Prussia, PA), who wrote the Brief of Appellant and argued the appeal, respectively, convinced the Commonwealth Court to vacate a Philadelphia jury's verdict of $550,000 against our client..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Shannon Fellin (Harrisburg, PA) is one of the female lawyers featured in a May issue of Central Penn Business Journal which highlights top female attorneys in the area. Jay Hamad (Roseland, NJ) presented the defense perspective as part of the MRSA..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Casualty Brad Remick and Alex Norman (Philadelphia, PA) obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a products liability case before Judge Louis Pollak in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff claimed that a pneumatic nailer was defective..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Practice Areas: Fraud/Special Investigation Authors: James H. Cole
The economic slowdown has effected the entire nation and has brought with it sharp increases in the unemployment rate, foreclosures, repossessions, and bankruptcies. The financial hardships many are experiencing have correlated to an increase in..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Health Care Liability
Pennsylvania -- Health Care Liability, Section 512 of the Pennsylvania Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act (MCARE) was recently at issue before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Gbur v. Golio, 963 A.2d 443 (Pa. 2009), in which the Court affirmed the trial..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Health Care Liability Authors: Raymond J. Michaud
New Jersey - Health Care Liability (Affidavit of Merit), In 2003 the New Jersey Supreme Court decided Ferreira v. Rancocas Orthopedic Assocs., 178 N.J. 144 (N.J. 2003), which has resulted in the withering of the chances of success on an affidavit of merit motion in situations where the plaintiff has..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation Authors: Robert J. Fitzgerald
New Jersey - Workers' Compensation, In a split decision in Sroczynski v. Milek, et al, 197 N.J. 36, 961 A.2d 704 (2008), the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the cancellation of a workers' compensation insurance policy is ineffective when all of the technical requirements of..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation Authors: Eric R. Brown
Pennsylvalnia - Suit Limitation Clauses, In the recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision in Prime Medica Assocs. v. Valley Forge Ins. Co., 2009 Pa. Super. 39, __ A.2d __ (Mar. 5, 2009), Pennsylvania's intermediate appellate court overturned a damage award in favor of an insured in..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: General Liability
Federal - Premises Liability (Snow & Ice Removal), In many of the United States, snowfall generally occurs during the winter months. Despite warnings from public safety officials, people travel in snow storms to transact business they deem necessary or desirable. They may slip, fall, and injure..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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Offices: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Automobile Liability Authors: Brigid Q. Alford
Pennsylvania -- UM/UIM, UM/UIM endorsements subject to Pennsylvania's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law often define the "insured" to include not only the named insured, but also any other person "occupying" the covered motor vehicle. Occupancy is usually defined..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Wittren v. Burkholder, 2009 Pa. Super. 23; 2009 Pa. Super. LEXIS 39 (Pa. Super., February 6, 2009) considered the breadth of responsibility for the actions of another. The case arose from the...
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