September 30, 2020
Effective October 1, judgment creditors can no longer seek license suspension though MVA
MARYLAND CLIENT ADVISORY Effective October 1, judgment creditors can no longer seek license suspension though the Motor Vehicle Administration. Effective October 1, 2020, under Chapter law 149, Sections 17-204 to 17-207 of the Transportation Article are repealed. Previously, these sections of the Transportation Article permitted a judgment creditor to request the Motor Vehicle Administration to…
September 30, 2020
Maryland adopts Daubert factors when considering admissibility of expert testimony
MARYLAND CLIENT ADVISORY In its last opinion of the 2019 term, Maryland’s Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 decision, overruled its prior case law on expert testimony and formally adopted the Daubert reliability factors for all expert testimony. See Rochkind v. Stevenson, No. 47, September Term, 2019. Maryland now joins the super-majority of jurisdictions who…
March 12, 2020
COVID-19 and the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act
TT&H COVID-19 and the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act
January 28, 2019
Gallagher v. GEICO Indem. Co.
Gallagher v. GEICO Indem. Co. Pennsylvania Supreme Court No. 35 WAP 2017, 2019 Pa. LEXIS 345 Decided: January 23, 2019 Supreme Court invalidates UM/UIM household vehicle exclusion in inter-policy stacking case. The Plaintiffs’ Bar is declaring this case a landmark victory that will trigger an expansion of risk for insurance companies and, among other things,…
February 18, 2018
The Pennsylvania Superior Court revisits Tincher and its definition of product defect.
In 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014) (“Tincher I”). In Tincher I, the Supreme Court overruled its prior problematic decision in Azzarello v. Black Brothers, 391 A.2d 1020 (Pa. 1978). Tincher I criticized Azzarello for “approv[ing], and thereby essentially requir[ing], instructions which…