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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?

Dragonetti slayer rebuked

By The Pennsylvania Record | Jun 7, 2017

There are lots of attorneys in Pennsylvania who would like to slay the Dragonetti Act, and Thomas Schneider is one of them. He almost did it, too.

Will death put an end to David Greenstein's lawsuits?

By The Pennsylvania Record | May 25, 2017

Greenstein is currently suing Pennsylvania-based Hershey for the psychological trauma he suffered after purchasing a pack of Jolly Ranchers that was less full than he thought it should be, a phenomenon known in the trade as “slack fill.”

When rules defy common sense

By The Pennsylvania Record | May 15, 2017

Thinking – taking everything into consideration – seems like a no-brainer: something every employer would want employees to do, something every teacher would want students to learn how to do.

Third-party financing of litigation is a crime in Pennsylvania

By The Pennsylvania Record | May 2, 2017

The negative effects of champerty and the bad incentives it creates are well-documented and have been known for centuries. Nevertheless, it has its appeal for attorneys hoping to profit by it without being challenged and held accountable.

Another headline with the term 'Mafia-style' in it

By The Pennsylvania Record | Apr 24, 2017

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.” It's not much of a taunt, is it? In fact, it's positively foolhardy insofar as it encourages the name-caller to abandon his verbal attack and start throwing hard and pointed objects.

'I'm happy, but you have the wrong number'

By The Pennsylvania Record | Apr 12, 2017

Who wants to get unsolicited phone calls? Who would take steps to maximize the likelihood of receiving them by buying multiple cell phones with separate numbers?

Paige Kalika is incontinent to stand trial

By The Pennsylvania Record | Mar 29, 2017

“You made me pee myself!” Would you announce that to the world? Would you make a federal case out of it, or even a county court case?

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