John Severance News

Jury could infer doctor took 'bystander' approach to treating jailed HIV-positive cancer patient, judge rules

By John Severance | Feb 22, 2018

JOHNSTOWN – A federal judge won't grant summary judgment to a doctor who is being sued after treating an inmate at the Correctional Institution at Laurel Highlands.

Only spouse able to recover certain damages from PennDOT under Wrongful Death Act

By John Severance | Oct 11, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court has ruled that some family members can't seek pecuniary damages from the state Department of Transportation under the Wrongful Death Act.

No new trial for woman struck by bus in Allentown

By John Severance | Sep 28, 2017

HARRISBURG – A woman lost her appeal and will not get a new trial seeking damages after being involved in a pedestrian/bus accident, according to a ruling Sept. 6 from the state Superior Court.

Appeals court overturn Philly jury's $27M award over knee injury

By John Severance | Aug 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — James Beck, attorney at Reed Smith, has a theory as to why Philadelphia juries have a tendency to dole out eight- and nine-figure awards in personal injury cases.

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