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Pennsylvania Updates March 30, 2016

Case Bulletin – Eastern District Grants Summary Judgment for Products Liability Defendant Based on Open and Obvious Dangers Standard

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment for SCM Group North America, providing further explanation of the new products liability standard from Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014). In the case of Hatcher v. SCM Group North America, Inc., […]

West Virginia Updates March 30, 2016

Case Bulletin – Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Rules to Protect Identity of Non-Party Insureds in Unfair Trade Practices Claim

In the case State ex rel. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. v. Hon. Jeffrey D. Cramer, Judge; William Bassett and Sarah Bassett, William and Sarah Bassett sued their insurer, State Farm, after William Bassett was denied the available $100,000 in liability coverage in three applicable policies for his uninsured motorists coverage claim. State Farm eventually […]