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 Doremus v. DeLorenzo, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court examined a lawsuit regarding a fall on a sidewalk in front of the defendants’ residence. The trial court granted summary judgment in the defendants’ favor. On appeal, the Appellate Division rejected the plaintiff’s contention that liability should be imposed pursuant to a… Read More

In Bob Meyer Communities Inc. v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co., the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, considered a general contractor’s claims against its liability insurers for the reimbursement of amounts paid in the settlement of construction defect claims brought by homeowners. The homeowners specifically alleged that after they had owned their homes for a… 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 American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine v. Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit examined a lawsuit by a medical provider against health insurers. The lawsuit concerned shoulder surgery performed by the provider on an insured patient. As the provider did not participate in the insurers’ network,… Read More