News from March 2019

Case activity for Michael Dilworth vs A Lee Cook Hauling Inc. on March 18

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Michael Dilworth, Katina Jones, James Pileggi and Shawn Watson against A Lee Cook Hauling Inc. on March 18:

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Multidistrict litigation swamps courts as rules struggle to catch up; Is reform on the way?

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 21, 2019

Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.

Court activity on March 18: Sharon Stash vs Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Sharon Stash against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston on March 18: 'Complaint Against Liberty Life Assurance Company Of Boston (filing Fee, Including Administrative Fee, $400, Receipt Number 0315-5066958), Filed By Sharon Stash. (attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (ksa)'

Court activity on Feb. 26: Shawn Knightly vs Centimark Corp.

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Shawn Knightly against Centimark Corp. on Feb. 26: 'Electronic Notice Setting Hearing On Motion: The Court Will Hold A Hearing On 9 Motion To Transfer Case To United States District Court For The Western District Of Pennsylvania On 3/8/2019 At 02:00 Pm In Courtroom 13 Before Dist

Case activity for A & H Sportswear Co. Inc. vs E Lo Sportswear LLC on March 18

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by A & H Sportswear Co. Inc. against E Lo Sportswear LLC and Lanco Trademark LLC on March 18:

Court activity on March 18: White Water West Industries Ltd. vs Nautilus Insurance Company

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by White Water West Industries Ltd. and KP Construction Inc. against Nautilus Insurance Company on March 18: 'Notice Of Removal, Certificate Of Service, Filed By Nautilus Insurance Company From Court Of Common Pleas Of Lehigh County, Pa, Case Number 2019-c-0489. (filing Fee $400.00

Case activity for Shawn Knightly vs Centimark Corp. on March 19

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Shawn Knightly against Centimark Corp. on March 19:

Case activity for Sandra Loiacano vs Merck & Co. Inc. on March 18

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Sandra Loiacano against Merck & Co. Inc. and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. on March 18:

Sierra Leone woman settles with healthcare provider who allegedly disclosed her HIV-positive status

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Sierra Leone woman who claims a nurse working for her health care provider illegally and improperly disclosed her HIV-positive medical status has been settled and ended.

Case activity for Richard Buonopane vs Republic Services Inc. on March 18

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Richard Buonopane against Republic Services Inc. on March 18:

Court activity on March 18: Jane Kern Deemer vs Range Resources Appalachia LLC

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Jane Kern Deemer, Francis N. Blank, Helen A. Podish, Mark D. Murphy and Alice S. Murphy against Range Resources Appalachia LLC on March 18: 'Notice Of Removal From Washington County, Case Number 698 Of 2019 Copies Attached: Complaint And Declaration Of Erin McDowell (filing Fee,

Case activity for Sharon Stash vs Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston on March 19

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Sharon Stash against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston on March 19:

Case of Mich. man who says he was engulfed by flames under a fireproof jacket continues in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a Michigan man who claims he was left unprotected by a fire-protection jacket when removing steel and severely burned by an oxygen leak caused by the manufacturer’s alleged negligence, has been slated for a settlement conference next year prior to trial.

March 13: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania docket for personal injury cases

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 13. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Case activity for Annmarie Bernstein vs State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on March 19

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Annmarie Bernstein against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on March 19:

Court activity on March 18: Natalie Corbin vs The Prudential Insurance Company of America

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Natalie Corbin against The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Robert Wilke and Department of Veteran Affairs on March 18: 'Complaint Against Department Of Veteran Affairs, The Prudential Insurance Company Of America, Robert Wilke (filing Fee, Including Administrative Fee, $

Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it's not responsible for woman's fall at St. Hubert's High School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has presented a number of affirmative defenses and denied liability in opposing the litigation brought by a woman who allegedly suffered a broken arm and shoulder at a high school in Northeast Philadelphia after attending a function for her daughter, a student there.

March 5: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for labor cases

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The following labor-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 5. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Court activity on March 1: Shawn Knightly vs Centimark Corp.

By The Penn Record | Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity in the suit brought by Shawn Knightly against Centimark Corp. on March 1: 'Assented To Motion To Continue Hearing To March 12, 13 Or 15 By Shawn Knightly.(herold, Suzanne)'

Op-ed: American Law Institute preaches patience on insurance law Restatement

By Stephanie Middleton | Mar 21, 2019

"We hope that the Texas legislature, when it reviews the final draft, will find the document similarly useful. Most of the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance is made up of statements of law or definitions that are uncontroversial and well established — across all jurisdictions."

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