May 2, 2019

Pennsylvania Superior Court provides detailed road map for first-party property appraisals – and gets it both right and wrong

The case, The Mews at Byers Station Condominium Ass’n v. Greater New York Mut. Ins. Co., 2019 WL 1748780 (Pa. Super. 2019), did not arrive to […]
April 30, 2019

PA Permits Expert Testimony Outside Four Corners of Report With Notice

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently affirmed that testimony outside the scope of a medical malpractice expert’s report was permissible where the opposing party was on notice […]
April 25, 2019

Will Pennsylvania’s Revised Uniform Arbitration Act Clarify or further Muddy the Appraisal Process

On July 1, 2019, Pennsylvania’s overhaul of its sixty (60) year old Uniform Arbitration Act (“UAA”) will take effect. The changes to the new act, titled […]
December 13, 2018

Pennsylvania Court Jumps into the Cyberbullying Arena

On December 11, 2018, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania weighed in on whether insurance carriers are obligated to defend insureds allegedly responsible for cyberbullying. While those […]
December 10, 2018

Warranty Statements

 A recent Summary Order issued by the Second Circuit, which highlights the exposure that insureds face in connection with a United States Securities and Exchange Commission […]
October 16, 2018

Biometric Information Litigation is Here – Are You Ready?

The proliferation of the use of biometric information continues at an astounding rate. In this first of our two-part series, we will discuss how states are […]
October 3, 2018

New Jersey Affidavit of Merit Changes

On September 1, 2018, New Jersey effectuated new Rules of Court including additions on the affidavit of merit requirement that jurists hope will alleviate frequent motion […]
September 13, 2018

Third Circuit Creates Different Duty to Defend for Title Insurers

One of the few areas of insurance law that has been historically settled is the duty to defend. Pennsylvania’s courts historically followed the “in for one, […]
August 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Superior Court Extends Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Actions

Pennsylvania Superior Court Extends Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Actions, Holding that a Plaintiff has Two Years from the Death of Loved One to Bring […]
August 2, 2018

Connecticut Supreme Court: Automobile Liability Insurer’s Contractual Promise to Defend and Indemnify Nationwide Subjects It to Nationwide Personal Jurisdiction

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that a New York insurance carrier could be subject to litigation nationwide, even in states where it does not issue […]
February 18, 2016

Third Circuit Affirms: Duty to Defend an Additional Insured in a Bodily Injury Action Brought by the Named Insured’s Employee

Yesterday, the Third Circuit published a precedential opinion holding that Westfield Insurance Company must provide a defense to its additional insured in a personal injury lawsuit […]
October 28, 2015

Pennsylvania Court Refuses to Recognize a Civil Cause of Action for Data Breach Claims

June 2015. Feel free to direct questions or comments to Patrick Healey. Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas recently […]