On May 14, 2015, the Honorable Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. issued a Memorandum and Order of Court denying a railroad’s request to be dismissed from a property damage case in the matter of Environmental Air, Inc. v. Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company, which can be found at GD-11-013611 in the Court of Common […]
In the current era of jury trials, it is not surprising to suppose or even assume that jurors perform web research regarding issues that may arise at trial. The web has given jurors the ability to obtain extraneous information, even though they are specifically instructed not to do so by the Trial Judge. This is […]
Pennyslvania Rule of Civil Procedure 207.1 “establishes procedures for motions to exclude expert testimony which relies upon novel scientific evidence. The rule does not address the requirements for the admission of expert testimony under Pa. R.R. 702 and 703, which are governed by case law.” Pa. R. Civ.P. 207.1(note). Read full article.
Pennsylvania law requires judges to retire at the age of 70 and then, often times, go on senior status. Senior status essentially allows judges to fill in as needed but is not provided a full staff. Judges in Pennsylvania are generally elected to ten (10) year terms, unless they are appointed for a vacancy. The […]
Most of the pelvic vaginal mesh cases are being litigated through the Multi-District Litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia at MDL 2327. The cases were assigned via an order from the Multi District Litigation Panel, which is an arm of the Federal Court system that addresses […]