In McIlmail v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Superior Court analyzed a discovery request in a case regarding allegations of child molestation by a priest. Counsel for the defendant Archdiocese retained a private investigator to conduct witness interviews. Plaintiff’s counsel sought to obtain the investigator’s notes of these interviews. During a discovery conference, the trial… Read More

In Bless v. Pocono Mountain Recovery Center, LLC, the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County, Pennsylvania examined a lawsuit regarding a slip-and-fall accident on a road located on the defendants’ property. The injured plaintiff was a resident at a group home owned by the defendants. The resident’s husband was traveling on the road to… Read More

In Arkin v. Village of Owego, the Supreme Court of Tioga County, New York considered a lawsuit regarding injuries purportedly caused by a defective sidewalk. The injured party and her husband sued the municipality where the accident occurred and the owner of the abutting property. The municipality filed a motion to dismiss, alleging that it… Read More

In Summers v. SCO, et al., the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, examined a wrongful death and survival action brought against a nursing home. The defendant nursing home filed a motion to compel arbitration, based upon an arbitration clause in the nursing home’s admission agreement. The agreement was signed by the patient’s daughter, who… Read More

In J.H. v. R&M Tagliareni, LLC, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, examined a lawsuit regarding burns to an infant. The infant was staying at the apartment of his stepmother’s sister and sleeping on a bed next to a radiator. While sleeping, the infant rested his head against the radiator and suffered third-degree burns.… Read More

In Friedman v. Martinez, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, examined a lawsuit brought by over sixty women alleging that a janitor surreptitiously recorded them through hidden equipment placed in an office building restroom. The women brought suit against numerous defendants, including the janitor, building owner, and management company. The defendants filed a motion… Read More