CLIENT ADVISORY: PROTZ | Published Jul 21, 2017 The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania struck down the entire IRE procedure contained in the Workers’ Compensation Act. Protz v. W.C.A.B. (Derry Area School Dist.) declared the IRE measures unconstitutional because the legislature could not delegate to a non-legislative body the authority to promulgate impairment-ratings guidelines. IMPORTANT NEW DECISION ON PUNITIVE DAMAGES | Published Jul 21, 2017 Appellate Court grants judgment notwithstanding a verdict and overturns a jury award of over $38 million in punitive damages arising out of a workplace shooting at Kraft Foods that killed two co-workers. Pennsylvania Defense Institute Honors Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP as Defense Firm of 2017. | Published Jul 17, 2017 Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP was recognized by Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI) as the “Defense Firm of the Year.” Joshua Bovender wins summary judgment in Adams County trip and fall case. | Published Jul 12, 2017 The Honorable Michael A. George of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas granted Littlestown Borough’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a case involving a trip and fall incident. TT&H attorney Thomas McGinnis wins defense verdict in Allegheny County nursing home negligence case. | Published Jul 12, 2017 TT&H attorney Thomas P. McGinnis, with the assistance of fellow TT&H attorneys Thomas E. Zumpella and Karin M. Romano, received a defense verdict in a nursing home negligence case Proposed Maryland legislation attempting to further broaden the pre-litigation disclosure of policy limits fails. | Published Jul 07, 2017 During Maryland’s most recent legislative session, which ran from January 11, 2017 to April 10, 2017, legislation was proposed to expand the types of cases in which insurers must disclose policy limits to claimants before a lawsuit is ever filed. Attorney R. Burke McLemore Elected Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Board of Directors | Published Jul 05, 2017 R. Burke McLemore Elected Treasurer of PBI Board of Directors Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP Attorney's Participate in 1st Annual PA 811 Golf Classic for Charity | Published Jul 05, 2017 June 26th, 2017 – Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course, Mountain Top, PA - Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP Attorney's Joseph A. Holko, and Joseph Pulcini, Jr., along with Marketing Director Richard C. Gray, and Peter Anderson comprised a winning foursome in this 1st annual golf outing and luncheon for a charity. TT&H eNotes: Liability: July 2017 | Published Jun 30, 2017 Firm News & Significant Case Summaries Lacey U. Conn, Esquire is now licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. | Published Jun 19, 2017 Lacey is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP, where she represents insurers and insureds in general liability cases.