As a result of a recent PA Supreme Court decision, insurance companies are no longer required to include arbitration clauses in insurance polices. Prior to this decision, arbitration was mandatory in underinsurance claims.… Read more
When an underinsurance claim can be arbitrated, the claim can be concluded much more quickly and economically that if a traditional lawsuit is required. This allows you or your family to receive compensation promptly after an automobile or tractor trailer … Read more
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Suburban News, November 8, 2006
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Claire Turcotte, Esq.
Physician’s News Digest, January 2006
In Wellspan Health v. Bayliss (2005), the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that the public’s interest in access to specialty care was superior to the business interests of a hospital system. Wellspan … Read more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently reinstated a controversial ruling that had been issued by corrupt former Luzerne County judge Michael Conahan. The new ruling was issued in the Forester Vanderhoff v. Harleysville Insurance case, and it restored a 2004 decision … Read more
Distracted driving is not unique to teenagers. Adults also talk on cell phones, sip coffee, change CDs and do all sorts of other things that take their eyes off the road.
But the problem of distracted driving is especially challenging … Read more
Pennsylvania has had a motorcycle safety program for riders for over 25 years. But with increased motorcycle ownership and ridership statewide, there is a need for better safety awareness among drivers of all types of vehicles that share the road … Read more
A number of accidents last summer involving tractor-trailers in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, showed what a serious problem truck accidents still are – and how important it is to improve safety regulation.
The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association suggests that such accidents … Read more
Workers should not have to lose their lives before government regulators take effective action to penalize companies that repeatedly put safety at risk. Yet such disasters as the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Massey Energy coalmine explosion point to … Read more
After patients complained and a few individual product liability lawsuits were filed, Johnson & Johnson announced a recall of hip-replacement implants in August 2010. The defective implants are DePuy ASR hip-replacement products and are manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson … Read more