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 (Tallahasse, March 13, 2014)  Nearly two years after hearing oral arguments, the Florida Supreme Court reversed caps enacted in2003.  In a 5-2 opinion, Justice R. Fred Lewis wrote that the subject non-economic damages cap under Florida Statute 766.118 did not bear a rational relationship to an “alleged medical malpractice insurance crisis inFlorida.” With respect to the limitations, Justice Lewis wrote that the intent of […]
PA SUPREME COURT RULES THAT UNINSURED DRIVERS CAN SUE IN TORT FOR ECONOMIC DAMAGES (PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 21, 2012) In a landmark decision, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued an opinion, settling unclear lower court decisions, and ruling that an uninsured driver in Pennsylvania who is injured in a motor vehicle accident may sue an insured driver for economic damages.              In Corbin v. […]
PA SUPERIOR COURT CLARIFIES SCOPE OF REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS AND GROUNDS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ADMISSIONS  (PHILADELPHIA, October 19, 2011) The Pennsylvania Superior Court has disapproved the use of requests for admissions to turn legal conclusions and opinions into fact, and has encouraged trial courts to permit the withdrawal of opinions under certain circumstances. In Estate of John W. Borst v. Edward Stover Sr. Testamentary Trust,  30 […]
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT RULES THAT GENERIC DRUG WARNING / LABELING CASES ARE PREEMPTED BY FEDERAL LAW On June 23, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Pliva v. Mensing, 131 S.Ct. 2567 (June 23, 2011) that State Law failure-to-warn labeling claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted by Federal Law.              The Court’s decision was based upon impossibility of performance—“it was impossible […]
NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT RULES THAT INJURED DRUNK DRIVERS MAY SUE BARS THAT FURNISHED THEM ALCOHOL  (TRENTON, NJ,  June 2, 2011) – The New Jersey Supreme Court has issued an Opinion holding that despite a prohibiting drivers convicted of DWI from recovering in tort for injuries, a drunk driver may recover for injuries against a bar establishment that improperly furnished them alcohol, under New […]