Legislation was recently introduced in the Pennsylvania state legislature: a Senate bill that levels the playing field for victims of bad faith on the part of insurance companies and a House bill designed to help consumers make more informed choices when purchasing automobile insurance. Continue reading “New Pro-Consumer Legislation Proposed”
Young adults face an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior when they first begin taking antidepressants and should be warned about the danger, federal health officials said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration asked makers of the drugs to expand its warning labels to include adults age 18-24.
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On April 20, 2007, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided the case of State Farm v. Rosenthal in which it held that the Statute of Limitations on an underinsurance (UIM) claim in Pennsylvania is not measured from the date of the accident, as State Farm had claimed, but four years from the date the claimant settles with or obtains an award from the adverse driver for less than the value of his damages.
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Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 500,000 Escape small sport-utility vehicles after 50 reports of engine fires caused by corroded brake parts.
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Personal injury claims resulting from tractor trailer accidents require prompt action in order to fully protect the victim’s rights. That is because the driving logs that tractor trailer drivers must keep, and which they submit to their employer, are usually destroyed after only 6 months. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will immediately put the tractor trailer company on notice to preserve the logs or suffer the possibility of sanctions at a later time. Continue reading “Tractor Trailer Accidents”
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. Continue reading “Underinsurance Claims”
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 accident, which is usually when it is needed most. Continue reading “Underinsurance Arbitration”
Howard M. Levinson, Esq., a litigation partner at Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, spoke at the Luzerne County Bench Bar Conference in November 2006, providing an update on the legal issues surrounding medical malpractice. Subsequently, Levinson’s written material was selected to be printed in the January 2007 issue of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute’s Counterpoint, a scholarly publication issued quarterly to members and Pennsylvania Judges.
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Suburban News, November 8, 2006
By Elizabeth Martin
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Attorney Paul T. Rushton, a native of Wilkes-Barre, was recently names a Partner in the Law Firm of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP. Attorney Rushton focuses his practice in business and financial matters, corporate transactions and commercial law.