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PDI Announces New Officers

The Pennsylvania Defense Institute is proud to announce the election of Scranton lawyer Matthew P. Keris, Esquire as 2014-2015 President at its recent Annual Conference at Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Mr. Keris is a shareholder in the law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin.

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Lead Paint Litigation Specialist Sought

Lead Paint Litigation Specialist
(2 positions)
Penn National Insurance
2 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

The Lead Paint Litigation Specialist is responsible for managing, evaluating and resolving lead paint casualty claims.

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North Region CLE Program and Baseball Game Announced

PDI's North Region has scheduled a CLE program and baseball game for July 30, 2014. A morning CLE program will be followed by a picnic lunch and Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders baseball game at PNC Field. The CLE program, lunch and baseball game are FREE for PDI members and insurance claims personnel, $125 for all others.

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South Region CLE Program and Baseball Game Agenda Announced

PDI's South Region has scheduled a CLE program and baseball game for June 18. The morning CLE program will be followed by lunch and afternoon Harrisburg Senators baseball game. The price is $100 for lawyers and FREE for all others. The price includes a picnic lunch and game ticket.

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PDI Welcomes Large Group of New Members

Membership applications for the following persons were approved by PDI's Board of Directors at its May 2 meeting:

North Region:
Mary Walsh Dempsey: Ufberg & Associates (Scranton)

South Region:
Darlene King: Barley, Snyder (Lancaster)
Thomas Lee

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PDI Adds Another New Sponsor

PDI is pleased to announce RecordTrak as another new sponsor/partner. With their corporate headquarters in King of Prussia, PA, RecordTrak's business is the retrieval of records, including medical, insurance, employment, pharmacy, government, military and WC records.

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PDI Adds Two New Sponsor/Partners

PDI is pleased to announce the recent addition of two new sponsor/partners. They are Bit x Bit, a computer forensics, data loss prevention and e-discovery consulting firm located in Pittsburgh, but servicing throughout Pennsylvania, and Finley Consulting & Investigations, a full service investigative services firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

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PDI Announces Two Regional CLE Programs

PDI has announced two regional CLE programs for 2014. First up is the South Region program on June 18. A morning CLE program will be followed by lunch and a Harrisburg Senators basball game at noon. Weather permitting, the morning CLE will be at the ballpark from 9:00 - 11:00.

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PDI 2014 Annual Conference Announced

Annual Conference Committee Chairman Robert Dodds, Esquire, has announced that PDI's 2014 Annual Conference will again be held at Bedford Springs Resort this year, from July 16-18. This site has been very popular with attendees the past several years.

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Jury Instruction in Med Mal Cases

In Passarello v. Grumbine, No. 15 WAP 2012, 2014 Pa. LEXIS 373 (Pa. Feb. 7, 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the Superior Court's holding that the "error in judgment" jury charge should not be used in medical malpractice cases because the instruction imposes "palpable and substantial risks of confusing juries with respect to the standard of care".

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