On the July 1, 2021 episode of Call Your Next Witness, Brian Gibbons interviews Atlanta-based mediator Winter Wheeler.
In addition to being a mother of 4, Winter is a former litigator who started her own mediation practice just before the onset of COVID. Circumstances being what they were, Winter quickly realized that becoming “fluent” in remote mediation was a necessity, so she...Read More
On June 21, 2021, WCM Partner Colleen E. Hayes was elected to the position of Treasurer of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, one of the oldest local defense organizations in the country. Colleen is a partner in WCM’s Philadelphia office and serves clients in commercial coverage related matters. Colleen was also recently selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2021. She also...Read More
Effective, July 1, 2021, Matt Care is officially the newest partner in WCM’s Philadelphia office. Matt started working at WCM in 2015. He primarily defends individuals and businesses in a wide variety of general liability, construction defect, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, bad faith claims, professional liability claims, and product liability lawsuits, from inception...Read More
In Conway v. N.E.P. Sno Trails, Inc., the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna determined that a landowner could not be held liable for a snowmobiler’s injuries that occurred on its property. The court did, however, find that the snowmobile club the snowmobiler was a member of could be held liable.
Plaintiff, Brent Conway, filed a negligence action against a snowmobile club and landowner after...Read More
Is an individual who volunteers and assures police officers during a car stop of an alleged drunk driver that he will take the drunk driver and his car safety home – but instead relinquishes the car back to the drunk driver before reaching that destination – civilly liable if the drunk driver then collides with and injures another motorist?
In this case, Diaz v. Reynoso, police stopped a...Read More
On June 21, 2021, WCM Partner Colleen E. Hayes was elected to the position of Treasurer of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, one of the oldest local defense organization in the country. Colleen is a partner in WCM’s Philadelphia office and serves clients in commercial coverage related matters. Colleen was also recently selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2021. She also is...Read More
This third-party action stems from a personal injury action in which plaintiff was injured by a forklift at a construction site. The issue in this third-party action is whether co-defendants in the initial action were considered additional insureds under LaFace’s policy with Selective Insurance, such that Selective would be required to indemnify them.
Here, the Court held that for the...Read More
In Fennell v. Tacu, et al., the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania examined whether the plaintiff would be allowed to amend his complaint to add additional defendants three days after the statute of limitations had run.
Under the facts of the case, the plaintiff, a Pennsylvania state trooper, was injured during a traffic stop when a tractor trailer rolled...Read More