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Railroads May Be Sued for Damages in PA Under State Law

June 2nd, 2015

On May 14, 2015, the Honorable Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. issued a Memorandum and Order of Court denying a railroad’s request to be dismissed from a property damage case in the matter of Environmental Air, Inc. v. Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company, which can be found at GD-11-013611 in the Court of Common […]


Juror Web Research: The Infusion of Extraneous Information and/or Outside Influence Upon the Jury

May 11th, 2015

In the current era of jury trials, it is not surprising to suppose or even assume that jurors perform web research regarding issues that may arise at trial.  The web has given jurors the ability to obtain extraneous information, even though they are specifically instructed not to do so by the Trial Judge.  This is […]


Expert Testimony: PA Rule of Evidence 702 and the Frye Reliability Factors

April 29th, 2015

Pennyslvania Rule of Civil Procedure 207.1 “establishes procedures for motions to exclude expert testimony which relies upon novel scientific evidence.  The rule does not address the requirements for the admission of expert testimony under Pa. R.R. 702 and 703, which are governed by case law.”  Pa. R. Civ.P. 207.1(note). Read full article.


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