News & Events
Snizavich v. Rohm & Haas Co.: Defining Admissibility Standards for Expert Testimony In Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling that the Plaintiff’s expert testimony was inadmissible as it failed to meet minimum admissibility requirements, because the expert was relying only on his own personal beliefs. The Superior Court sets forth the minimum standards for the admissibility of expert testimony, which includes the expert pointing to, relying upon, or citing scientific authority.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Allows Employees to File Civil Lawsuits against Employers
On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Deems “Each and Every Breath” Theory Inadmissible

Pennsylvania Congress Considers Reform of Comparative Negligence Law  
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a Bill to amend Pennsylvania law relating to comparative damages  
Thursday, March 3rd - Friday, March 4th, 2011
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On May 27, 2010, the PA Superior Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Common Pleas granting the defendant Mozart Management’s motion for summary judgment regarding Daniel Torisky’s personal injury claim.  Mr. Torisky’s claims for personal injuries and loss of consortium arose as a result of his fall allegedly caused by black ice in a parking lot operated by Mozart Mgmt.
In a Per Curiam Order dated April 16, 2010, the Pa. Supreme Court denied an appeal by Richard Bisher, a member of the Scottsdale Elks Lodge No. 777, who sought recovery for injuries arising from a bizarre state of facts. On December 20, 2002, Mr. Bisher was assaulted in his home by another Elks Lodge member, Frank Moore, who had been drinking at the Elks Lodge the night before. Following the assault, Mr. Moore took his own life.
On June 1, 2009, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed and remanded the defense verdict in the strict products liability case of Tara Guadio individually and as the administratrix of the estate of Andrew Guadio v. Ford Motor Company, et al.