MCCF Suicide Mumun Barbaros committed suicide at the Monroe County Correctional Facility on March 22, 2009 while awaiting trial for criminal trespass. Barbaros choked to death from the remnants of a t-shirt lodged in his throat. Federal Lawsuit Barbaros’ estate sued in federal District Court in Scranton. The claim was that Barbaros committed suicide because he was…

Our law firm is seeking to hire an experienced paralegal to join our busy litigation team in a full-time role. We handle a broad variety of litigation but the focus will be on personal injury, federal civil rights litigation, worker’s compensation, and social security. As paralegal, you will be required to assist lawyers throughout the…

John Daubert went to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for treatment of lower back pain and was billed $46 by a radiologist for X-rays. Daubert’s insurer contributed $21, so Daubert was responsible for the remaining $25. He failed to pay the small bill so his account was transferred to NRA, a debt collector. NRA was also given…

Attorney Jerry Geiger is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a rider. For over 30 years, he has been a trial attorney who has tried cases throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Jerry understands the physics and dynamics of riding a motorcycle, is quite aware of the dangers facing riders in the Poconos and understands motorcycle injury law. He also…

Since 1985, plaintiffs’ win rates in federal district court litigation have plummeted by more than 50%. UConn Law Professors Alexandra D. Lahav and Peter Siegelman describe the statistic as a mystery. They offer a few possibilities about this unusual statistic but no conclusions. Their draft study, is titled “The Curious Incident of the Falling Win…

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that only a physician, not a member of his staff, must obtain “informed consent” from a patient before performing medical procedures. Brain Surgery In Shinal v. Toms, Dr. Steven Toms, the chief of neurosurgery at Geisinger in Danville performed surgery to remove a tumor in Megan Shinal’s brain. During…

Stroudsburg Litigation Attorney Robert Kidwell was extensively quoted in a June 1, 2017 Pocono Record article. The premise of the article is that vacation rentals may be considered a business by insurance companies, and therefore a traditional homeowner’s insurance policy may not protect owners against damages and liability should accidents occur. Attorney Kidwell was asked…

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court is an intermediate appeals court that hears appeals from County Court decisions. The Commonwealth Court usually sits in Harrisburg. However, on April 20, a 3-judge panel of the court will hear arguments at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre. The courthouse, built between 1906 and 1909 features a beautiful central rotunda with…