TINCHER II REINFORCES PDI’S ALTERNATIVE SUGGESTED JURY INSTRUCTIONS AS WELL GROUNDED

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the Superior Court in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., ___ A.3d ___, No. 1285 EDA 2016 (Pa. Super. Feb. 16, 2018) (“Tincher II”), unanimously held that it is fundamental error in a strict product liability case to use an “Azzarello” jury charge that employs the now-overruled “any element” defect test […]

PDI MIDDLE DISTRICT NORTH HOSTS CLE/CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 @ SUSQUEHANNA BREWING COMPANY, 65 N. MAIN STREET, PITTSTON, PA

PDI Middle District North  is presenting a CLE and PDI’s First Corn Hole Tournament at the Susquehanna Brewing Company, 65 N. Main Street, Pittston, PA on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The Continuing Legal Education portion of the event will feature Federal Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Blewitt (Retired), who will present “ADR Alternatives – A Neutral’s […]

NETWORK DEPOSITION SERVICES HOSTS HOSPITALITY EVENT AT 2017 PDI ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Terri Urbash and Suzanne Devine Welcome PDI Members to Bourbon and Cigar Hospitality Event The Pennsylvania Defense Institute appreciates NETWORK DEPOSITION SERVICES annual Statewide Sponsorship, but they have gone one step beyond by hosting a very popular Bourbon and Cigars hospitality social at the 2017 PDI Annual Conference.  This is a very popular event that […]

PDI PRESENTS AWARDS AT 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

During PDI’s Annual Conference at Bedford Springs Resort on July 13 and 14, 2017, PDI presented the following awards:   LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR Senator John Eichelberger, Jr.-Award Presented by Bob Keaton DEFENSE ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR William J. Ricci, Esquire, Ricci, Tyrrell, Johnson & Grey Award Presented by Scott Millhouse, PDI President CLAIMS EXECUTIVE […]

PDI ELECTS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR 2017-2018

On July 13, 2017,at the 49th PDI Annual Meeting at Bedford Springs Resort, the membership elected the Officers and Directors for 2017-2018.  The following were elected: OFFICERS President:  Scott Millhouse, Esquire, Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck President- Elect: Lisa C. Katterman, Esquire, Penn National Insurance Executive Vice President:  Jason M Banonis, Esquire, Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman […]

JAMES M. BECK, ESQUIRE PUBLISHES ARTICLE “REBOOTING PENNSYLVANIA PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAW

PDI/PADC member James M. Beck, Esquire of Reed Smith, LLP has published an excellent article entitled “Rebooting Pennsylvania Products Liability Law: Tincher v. Omega Flex And The End of Azzarello Super Strict Liability”  It is a must read article for anyone who has a Products Liability case.  The article is published in the Widener Law Journal (26 […]

PDI MIDDLE DISTRICT SOUTH AND PAJ COMBINE TO HOST HOLIDAY PARTY AT LEVEL 2 IN HARRISBURG

On December 14, 2016, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute Middle District South and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice combined to host a Holiday Party for their members at Level 2 in Harrisburg, PA.  The Event Sponsors included:  Network Depositions, Fleisher Forensics, S-E-A, IME Care Center, Penn National Insurance, Capital Support Services, Thomas, Thomas, & Hafer, Navitski Olsen […]

PDI EASTERN DISTRICT, PADC, AND PAJ JOIN FORCES TO HOST A SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL, PHILADELPHIA

On December 6, 2016, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, and Pennsylvania Association for Justice hosted a very successful Holiday Party at The Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia.  In spite of the fact that there was some inclement weather, over 300 people attended.  Numerous judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia […]

PDI MIDDLE DISTRICT SOUTH AND PaJA TO HOST HOLIDAY PARTY ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 AT LEVEL 2, HARRISBURG

PDI Middle District South and PaAJ will host a Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Level 2, 215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Local judges and members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania Senate are also invited.  This will be a great opportunity to […]

WESTERN DISTRICT TO PRESENT AND HOST CLE AND HOLIDAY PARTY ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT THE RIVERS CLUB, PITTSBURGH

The Western District, in conjunction with the Motor Vehicle Committee, is presenting a CLE on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 followed by a Holiday Party at The Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA.  Please plan on attending either the CLE only, the Holiday Party only, or the best deal in the house take the Combination […]

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