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A reputation is a terrible thing to waste

By The Pennsylvania Record | Nov 19, 2018

The American Law Institute is in danger of losing the influence its members have earned over the past century

A thin-skinned town council in Dauphin County is waging war on free speech

By The Pennsylvania Record | Nov 12, 2018

Government officials in Middletown won't pay the Press & Journal to publish public notices unless the paper stops criticizing them.

'Verdilization': It's how a baby lawsuit is made

By The Pennsylvania Record | Nov 5, 2018

All it takes is one maturing into a headline-grabbing, multimillion-dollar verdict to spawn thousands more like it.

On burned couches and retardant lawsuits

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 30, 2018

He blames an apartment fire on his couch for not being fireproof. His landlord says a lit cigarette was the real problem

Where’s the fire? As usual, it’s in Philadelphia’s courthouse

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 23, 2018

Plaintiffs from out-of-state continue to seek jackpots in Philadelphia court, and an appeals court sees nothing wrong with that.

This ‘mockery of the law’ in Lancaster is unbelievable, but unfortunately true

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 15, 2018

Faith in their lawyer has not paid off for families in Lancaster suing Armstrong World Industries. In fact, he was recently disqualified from representing them.

Little sharks don’t like the Meg

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 15, 2018

It appears that the little sharks are jealous of the big sharks. Let them fight it out amongst themselves.

Blindsided by drunk, Eagles fan tries misdirection play by suing the team

By The Pennsylvania Record | Apr 30, 2018

One thing you don't expect to see at professional football games is drunken fans. Wait! That's one thing you do expect to see.

Stop! You're going the long way!

By The Pennsylvania Record | Apr 16, 2018

After four years on the job, counselor Dana Crall was terminated for allegedly falsifying her mileage reimbursement requests. She was subsequently denied unemployment benefits, too.

Do we really want to be a magnet for mass tort cases?

By The Pennsylvania Record | Mar 12, 2018

America may be a mecca for immigrants, but Philadelphia County has become a magnet for mass tort plaintiffs, and the wretched refuse keep coming.

Get ready for a second epidemic, Pennsylvania

By The Pennsylvania Record | Feb 26, 2018

Having already suffered an epidemic of opioid addiction, Pennsylvanians can now anticipate a new epidemic of addiction to opioid lawsuits.

Claims he’s Wiesen, the victim, not Wiesen, the weisenheimer

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jan 24, 2018

What if the same company made lip balm and glue sticks in similar containers and a batch of the latter somehow got mislabeled as the former and distributed to retailers?

Now we know what James Grinestaff's handicap is

By The Pennsylvania Record | Nov 13, 2017

Life is full of hazards. If we’re not completely obtuse, we learn from experience to pay attention, exercise caution and anticipate obstacles and pitfalls.Some of life’s hazards are clearly marked; some aren’t.

Climbing the ladder to $u¢¢e$$

By The Pennsylvania Record | Nov 1, 2017

A self-proclaimed ladder liability expert testified on behalf of plaintiff Dennis Mercurio, affirming, among other observations, that the ladder in question in his lawsuit – like all ladders – is potentially dangerous.

When the weather outside is frightful

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 11, 2017

Brittany Gray probably wishes she'd stayed inside by a warm, cozy fire on March 25, 2013, instead of venturing out into the snow.

AG Shapiro's CFPU is a real stinker

By The Pennsylvania Record | Sep 20, 2017

Passed in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the Dodd-Frank Act (named for two controversial members of Congress) was a classic case of a cure worse than the disease.

Hey, everybody, look at me! I'm a drunken clod!

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 30, 2017

An open manhole, a loose balcony railing, a frayed bungee jump-cord – those are genuine hazards that could cause serious injury and justify a lawsuit. But riding a mechanical bull in a state of intoxication? That's asking for it.

Warning: Blood thinner thins blood

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 16, 2017

Bellwether trials have delivered defeats to plaintiffs lawyers suing over Xarelto.

'I don't want to talk to you, but please call back!'

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 9, 2017

Three years ago, Pennsylvania resident Melody Stoops bought 35 cell phones, acquired Florida area-code phone numbers for them, and waited for them to ring.

Mark Emmett has a grumbling problem

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jul 24, 2017

If a person refuses to accept responsibility for his own actions, how can he blame someone else for them?

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