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Proposed Changes to Medical Malpractice Venue Rules Met with Opposition; Decision Delayed for Now

Article by Ashley Griffin The Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, otherwise known as the MCARE Act, 40 ...
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Effective Hospital Policies Can Shield Nurses From Liability

Article by David Johnson, published on Law360 Posted on May 7, 2019 Nurses play a critical role in the provision ...
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Eastern District Court Grants Summary Judgment to Insured on Bad Faith Claim

Judge McHugh of The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted summary judgment in favor ...
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Pennsylvania’s New Cyber Security Landscape

Article by Taylor Wantz and Lyle Washowich, Esq. On November 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, holding ...
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Grants Appeal in $21 Million Bad Faith Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has granted the petition for allowance of the appeal in Berg v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., ...
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Injured Third Party Has No Standing to Argue No Coverage for Insured’s Defense Costs

The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania recently found that, while an injured third party has ...
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Department of Labor Proposes New Law for Overtime Pay

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would ...
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Conclusory Allegations of Bad Faith Are Insufficient to Meet Federal Pleading Standard

Several federal district courts in Pennsylvania recently held that a bad faith count in a complaint cannot survive a motion ...
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Mass Tort Refresher: Plaintiffs Attorneys Trolling for the Risk-Adverse Defendant

Article by Kevin Alexandersen, published in the Legal Intelligencer Posted on January 24, 2019 It has become commonplace in many jurisdictions for plaintiffs ...
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Court Finds No Duty to Defend Unlisted Driver, Even Though Complaint Alleges Facts Suggesting Driver is Insured

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted an insurer’s motion for summary judgment as ...
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