The Importance of Discovery Documents in Litigation Cases

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This post was originally published on May 23, 2016. The purpose of discovery is to acquire information from the opposing side to be used for the purpose of trial and the eventual resolution of the case. Interrogatories are part of the discovery process.  They are a list of questions modified … Read More

GENETIC-BASED ANCESTRY SEARCHES MAY RELINQUISH PRIVACY RIGHTS – FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS

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Many of our friends and clients have had great enjoyment in learning about their family trees with genetic-based searches. But as is often the case — the details are in the fine print. Your genetic information remains on file. In certain instances, your DNA information can be released to insurers, … Read More

What is Personal Injury?

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You may hear it all the time on television–do you need a personal injury lawyer?  Well, what is a personal injury?  All injuries are to someone’s person. What exactly are they asking? If you have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another … Read More

The importance of meeting with clients to review discovery

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Discovery in cases provides each side with the opportunity to ask questions (called Interrogatories) and request specific information (called Request for Production of Documents) so that counsel can properly evaluate the case to come up with an amicable resolution.  Each side with the intention of doing the best for their … Read More

Facebook Discovery in Civil Litigation

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The constant use of Facebook and other social media sites has become a prominent issue in civil litigation over the last five (5) to eight (8) years. Things that you may think are private may well turn out to be public. Trial courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have issued … Read More

Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage in the Employment Context

A recent opinion issued by Judge Ramy I. Djerassi of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas could paves way for injured workers to obtain underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits in the third party context. In Bielac v. American International Group, Inc., 2016 WL 7157620 (C.P. Phila. Dec. 2016), Plaintiff, John Bielac, … Read More

Differences Between Arbitration and Mediation

When engaging in litigation of a case, it can become a lengthy process wherein both parties are unable to come to an amicable resolution.  At this point, the parties have two options:  1.  The parties can proceed to a jury trial or 2. The parties may choose to proceed with … Read More