Wade Clark Mulcahy LLP is pleased to announce that two of its Philadelphia-based Partners have been recognized as leaders in their respective areas of practice through their inclusion in the list of 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.
Robert J. Cosgrove, Managing Partner in WCM, was recognized as a 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Bob handles, inter alia, the defense of construction, products...Read More
On June 2, 2020, WCM Partner Colleen E. Hayes was elected to the position of Secretary 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 2020. She also is...Read More
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Our custom on Fridays is to announce legal issues we find “Of Interest” to our friends.
But today we break our silence to talk about things that really matter; first the pandemic, followed by the tragedy in Minneapolis.
We, all of us, the nation, are being sorely tested by these unfolding...Read More
Partner Bob Cosgrove and associate Gabi Outlaw were awarded summary judgment in the case of Byron Vera v. Shahram Ohebsion, et al. In this Suffolk County, NY case, plaintiff Byron Vera (“Vera”) alleged that he was injured when he fell from a ladder while installing an air conditioning unit in defendant Shahram Ohebsion’s (“Ohebsion”) New York home. Vera claimed the defendants negligently...Read More
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently opined that the duty to defend extended to claims arising from injuries sustained when the insured shot a victim in the face. In Erie Insurance Exchange v. Moore, et al., No 20 WAP 2018, 2020 WL 193242 (Pa. April 22, 2020), the insured broke into his ex-wife’s home intending to murder her and then commit suicide. The ex-wife’s boyfriend arrived on...Read More
Last year in Xiang Fu He v. Troon Mgt. Inc., the Court of Appeals held that out-of-possession landlords are no longer able to contract away liability based on New York City Administrative Code §7-210. This has led to many previously sound summary judgment decisions being reversed on appeal.
In Herrera v. Vargas, the Bronx County Supreme Court granted defendant summary judgment in 2017 based on...Read More
The recommendations from The New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) to bring lawyers and staff back to their offices are here, and with no surprise to anyone, they’re telling lawyers and staff to keep their masks on and keep their office door closed.
Under Governor Cuomo’s re-opening plan (the “New York Forward Reopening Plan”), non-essential businesses will be permitted to re-open in each...Read More
In Shiflet v. Lehigh Valley Health Network, Inc., the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s $2,391,620 verdict in favor of the plaintiff under the “general-verdict rule,” which states that “when a jury returns a general verdict involving two or more issues, and the verdict is supported as to at least one issue, the verdict will not be reversed on appeal.”
The plaintiff in...Read More