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Volume 17, No. 2, June 2011

Offices: Fort Lauderdale, Florida •
Practice Areas: Employment Law Authors: Craig S. Hudson
Florida - Employment Law, KEY POINTS: Florida's Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit provides further guidance to determine the range for an appropriate compensatory damage award for victims of employment discrimination. Court holds that in a "typical" age..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Automobile Liability Authors: Brigid Q. Alford
Pennsylvania – UM/UIM, KEY POINTS: If the insured has signed the insurance application, and the application itself lists a dollar amount for UM/UIM coverage, that is sufficient to comply with the MVFRL. According to the Supreme..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation Authors: Michele R. Punturi
Pennsylvania - Workers' Compensation, KEY POINTS: Beware, claimants, your medical benefits may be suspended! The Commonwealth Court has opened the door to employers and their insurance carriers to suspend medical benefits in certain..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Authors: Thomas A. Brophy
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has grown steadily over the last fifteen years. The firm now comprises 440 lawyers in 20 offices in 6 states. I am routinely asked if the firm will continue to grow and, if so, will the growth be..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation Authors: Matthew J. Behr
New Jersey – Municipal Liability, KEY POINTS: Public officials need to examine both statute and common law in making a determination whether a request from the public for documents is valid. Even if the document would be exempt under..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Casualty David Wolf (Philadelphia, PA) won a contested motion for summary judgment in a case in which the plaintiff/son brought suit against his mother, an insured of our client, on the theory that she was negligent for failing to timely take her..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Walter Kawalec (Cherry Hill, NJ) successfully persuaded a panel of the Appellate Division to affirm the summary judgment in the Law Division. The case involved a nursing home liability matter in which the plaintiff, acting pro se after having his..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Doylestown, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Walter Kawalec (Cherry Hill, NJ) successfully persuaded a panel of the Appellate Division to affirm the summary judgment in the Law Division. The case involved a nursing home liability matter in which the plaintiff, acting pro se after having his..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Allentown, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Walter Kawalec (Cherry Hill, NJ) successfully persuaded a panel of the Appellate Division to affirm the summary judgment in the Law Division. The case involved a nursing home liability matter in which the plaintiff, acting pro se after having his..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Walter Kawalec (Cherry Hill, NJ) successfully persuaded a panel of the Appellate Division to affirm the summary judgment in the Law Division. The case involved a nursing home liability matter in which the plaintiff, acting pro se after having his..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
Walter Kawalec (Cherry Hill, NJ) successfully persuaded a panel of the Appellate Division to affirm the summary judgment in the Law Division. The case involved a nursing home liability matter in which the plaintiff, acting pro se after having his..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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William Banton (Philadelphia, PA) has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Paul Krepps (Pittsburgh, PA) was invited to speak at the yearly Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) conference in Springfield,..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania •
Authors: Wendy J. Bracaglia
To most people, the words "King of Prussia" bring shopping to mind. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is the home of one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. "Shop Until You Drop" -- and then some -- is what this shopping mecca offers...., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: White Collar Crime Authors: Jack L. Gruenstein
As the economy struggles to recover its footing, and as new, costly programs are created, the focus of the government, whether federal, state or local, increasingly has been to pursue both criminal and regulatory investigations with the goals of..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Mount Laurel, New Jersey •
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation Authors: Robert J. Fitzgerald
New Jersey – Workers' Compensation, KEY POINTS: The new amendments do NOT provide damages for pain or suffering in New Jersey workers' compensation for delayed payment of benefits. The determination of sanctions or penalties rests solely with..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania •
Practice Areas: General Liability
Pennsylvania – Premises Liability (Landowner Liability), KEY POINTS: 100-year-old doctrine still good law in Pennsylvania concerning landowner liability for injuries of an independent contractor. Landowner's safety requirements on a job site do not necessarily..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
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Offices: Cleveland, Ohio •
Practice Areas: General Liability Authors: Samuel G. Casolari Jr.
Ohio – Discovery Practice, KEY POINTS: The presence of plaintiff's counsel at an independent medical examination interferes with and defeats the purpose of the examination. With its denial, the court promotes the free flow of..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2012
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Volume 17, No. 1, March 2011

It is with great pleasure and pride that I write to update you regarding the developments in our Health Care Liability Practice Group at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. Over the past five years, our attorney "bench," historically..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2011
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Offices: Jacksonville, Florida •
Practice Areas: Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
Florida - Construction, Key Points: Does a general contractor need more then just a building license? Potential liability issues or exposure for a GC actually doing work on a job site without the appropriate license...., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2011
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Practice Areas: Real Estate E&O Liability
Key Points: The Business Judgment Rule prevents a court from calling upon directors to account for their actions, no matter how poor their business judgment. The rule traditionally served to protect corporate directors and officers from..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2011
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