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Pennsylvania Updates November 25, 2015

Case Bulletin – Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Vacates $250,000 Verdict Based on the “Jerk and Jolt” Doctrine

On October 28, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania vacated a $250,000 jury verdict, instead ruling in favor of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (“SEPTA”), Philadelphia’s public transportation system. Green v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transp. Auth., No. 65 CD 2015 (Pa. Commw. 2015), slip op. at 1. On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at approximately 8:00 am, […]

West Virginia Updates November 3, 2015

Case Bulletin – West Virginia Supreme Court Rules That Tenant Is Not An Equitable Insured

The West Virginia Supreme Court recently decided a case concerning whether a tenant is considered an equitable insured under a policy issued to the owner/landlord.  In Farmers & Mechanics Mut. Ins. Co. v. Allen, the insurer for the owner/landlord brought a subrogation claim against the estate of a tenant who had died in a fire […]