The Advertising Lawyers

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What are they doing and why? Morgan and Morgan/Lundy/Top Dog law: Why do people go the route of the big advertising law firms? I think it is fairly simple. They don’t know lawyers, don’t have someone to turn to who knows a good lawyer, or they are new to the legal system. Top Dog has a new billboard on the …

Peaky Blinders

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I am deep into this Netflix series that is sort of a 1920’s British Sopranos/Breaking Bad mashup. It is great if you like that sort of thing. How does that affect what we are doing here at Neuwirth Law or in personal injury land generally? I am largely unknown to most defense lawyers and insurers. I take millions in settlement …

Would You Rather…

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Do you think you would rather have 1) a medical malpractice case where the doctor admits he missed something, but the miss has limited or hard to figure damages or 2) a slip and fall case resulting in the doctor admitting he missed something, but the miss has limited or hard to figure damages? Several new cases of mine have …

South Africa Trip

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As some of you may know, I was away in South Africa for two weeks over the holidays. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime and I highly recommend it. Safari is really an eye opener on a few fronts. First, it is fascinating seeing the African bush as it has been for thousands of years. In the game …

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

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So, summer has come to a close and now the real work of litigation kicks into high gear. Anything that was put off for summer reasons, whether good or bad, is now on the front burner. A lot of work was put off till after Labor Day and now we are going to be in the middle of a lot …

CROSS-EXAMINATION 101:

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I like to think that preparing my client for defense cross examination at a deposition is important. I have sort of a standard set of instructions I give my clients about depositions and then work on the key facts of the case. I like to think in terms of themes to the case that can be regurgitated in a sentence …

Tony Beets: King of the Klondike

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You don’t know who this is do you? Like all things these days, there are a lot of things funny and not pulling on our attention and time. Tony is, apparently, the gold mining king of the Klondike a star of the show Gold Rush. But, for me, he is a very entertaining, no bs kind of business owner. I …

USA Pretty Weak At Preventing Roadway Deaths Compared To Developed Nations

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Here is an interesting article from the people who publish Wordle. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/27/upshot/road-deaths-pedestrians-cyclists.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare If you are TLDR, then here is a summary. If you don’t know TLDR, then time to catch up with the current world racing past you. Per the NY Times’ article, “Much of the familiar explanation for America’s road safety record lies with a transportation system primarily designed …

HIGH VALUE CASES?

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What makes cases more valuable in the eyes of both sides is whether the injured person has a permanent injury that will not resolve. Essentially, could both sides see a jury compensating the claimant for future pain and suffering beyond where the person is today? If so, then the person will have a case with unlimited damages. This poses a …

CURIOUS PENNSYLVANIA EVIDENCE SITUATIONS

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In Pennsylvania, for various evidentiary reasons, whether a vehicle occupant was wearing a seatbelt or not is inadmissible.  Pennsylvania’s seatbelt law is codified at 75 Pa.C.S.A. Section 4581. While the law makes seatbelt use in the Commonwealth mandatory, it also precludes evidence of a violation of this requirement in any civil action. In Gaudio v. Ford Motor Company, 976 A.2d …