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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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District Court Finds Bad Faith Claim Against Claims Adjuster Fraudulently Joined

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied the insureds’ motion to remand their lawsuit ...
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It’s Not Always Black or White: How Hybrid Alternatives Are Changing ADR

Article by Joe Macerelli, published in the Legal Intelligencer  Posted on January 10, 2019 The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process ...
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Arbitration-Related Discovery

Article by Jill Persico, Esq. Arbitration enforcement is key to transferring your case out of the Court System (and potentially ...
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2018 Hospital Privilege Update

Article by Daniel Margonari, Esq. Once a lawsuit is brought against a hospital and the discovery process gets underway, hospitals ...
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Upcoming Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23

Article by Lyle Washowich, Esq. and Courtney Brennan Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23, governing class actions, ...
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