14th Amendment Requires Schools to Protect High School football players from concussion injuries On September 21, 2017, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals filed a precedential opinion ruling that high school football players have a constitutional right to be protected from further harm after suffering a concussion injury on the field. Ironically, the School District…

A 15-year-old Connecticut student at a private boarding school in Connecticut (The Hotchkiss School) sued her school in federal court after she contracted tick-borne encephalitis on an educational trip to China the school organized. A jury awarded her $41.75 million. My first reaction to the headline, and maybe you share this view, was that the…

I just wrote a post on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent decision to re-visit when schools and municipalities may be held liable for dangerous conditions on their properties. Brewington The case I wrote about was Brewington v. City of Philadelphia, 149 A.3d 901 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016). The PA Supreme Court will decide in Brewington whether…

Suing School Districts and other Pennsylvania municipal bodies has traditionally been very difficult because of an immunity statute called the “Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act.” It’s a long name for a Pennsylvania law that says that government agencies are immune from being sued unless the claim falls within eight very narrow exceptions to immunity. One…

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…

Pennsylvania Auto Accidents As a Pennsylvanian who has been involved in an accident while in a chauffeured vehicle, it leaves you in a bit of a complex situation. You may also be wondering exactly who will be picking up the tab in the event that someone is injured, whether that person is you or someone else…

STROUDSBURG CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER As a resident in Pennsylvania who has lost a loved one in a car accident, you may be wondering how you will continue to handle financial matters on your own in the future. Those of us at Newman, Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri, P.C. will explain how it will be possible…

PENNSYLVANIA TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS Truck driver in Pennsylvania like you know how grueling your job can be. Hours and hours on the road every week with very little time to rest can lead to a number of poor side-effects for your health. It can also take a toll on your ability to concentrate and make…

As a motorcyclist in Pennsylvania, you may have heard that the crash statistics for bikers like you are usually higher or more dangerous than for other types of drivers. We here at Newman, Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri, P.C., will lay out exactly why that is. The first thing you should know is that…