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January 2018 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter I. GENERAL LITIGATION Insured’s Demand for Arbitration and Selection of Arbitrator Did Not Toll Statute of Limitations In Erie Insurance v. Bristol, ___.A.3d ___, 2017 WL 5617628, (Pa., November 22, 2017), Bristol was injured in a hit-and-run accident on July 22, 2005 while engaged within the scope of his employment as a lineman […]

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October 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter I. INSURANCE LAW Proof of Motive of Self-Interest or Ill Will on Part of Insurer Not Required in Statutory Bad Faith Claims. In Rancosky v. Washington National Ins. Co., 2017 Pa. LEXIS 2286 (Pa. Sept. 28, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered the elements of a bad faith insurance claim brought pursuant […]

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September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter I. EMPLOYMENT LAW Employee Cannot Bypass Title VII, ADA Regulatory Schemes to Hold Public Employers Personally Liable In Williams v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, et al, No. 16-4383 (3d. Cir. (Pa.) Aug. 30, 2017), Cheryl Williams, an African-American woman who suffers from fibromyalgia and chronic musculoskeletal pain, claimed that she was subjected to […]

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February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter I. EMPLOYMENT LAW City of Philadelphia Ordinance Makes It Unlawful for Employer to Inquire About Prospective Employee’s Wage History On January 23, 2017, the City of Philadelphia passed an ordinance that will make it unlawful for employers to inquire into an applicant’s wage history during the hiring process. The new law is […]

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October/November 2016 Newsletter

October/November 2016 Newsletter I. INSURANCE LAW Court Dismisses Bad Faith Claim Based on Litigation Conduct In Homer v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114548 (W.D. Pa. Aug. 26, 2016), Homer was injured in a motor vehicle accident on May 24, 2008. He suffered a number of medical problems as a result of […]

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