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October 8 >> In Sider v. Borough of Waynesboro, the Commonwealth Court held that the "loss of a cognitive function of the brain as a result of an injury is a loss of a bodily function under Section 8533 of the Judicial Code." Click for opinion




 

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Daily Briefing for October 8, 2007

­• The Times ran a significant story on Friday stating that doctors are flowing into the state in such numbers that the medical board cannot keep up with them attributable to their "tort reform" constitutional amendment.

•  PaTLA member Cliff Rieders of Williamsport weighs in on Pennsylvania's new civil procedural rule permitting pre-complaint discovery in which trial court judges will have the discretion to determine whether a request is necessary and whether it imposes an undue burden on anyone touched by the pending litigation.

A Sweep Too Broad: Across-the-board rejection of judges has met with lawyers' pushback

•  The FDA is preparing to warn physicians about hazards with drugs used to enhance the diagnosis of heart problems using ultrasound imaging machines.

Replacement For Chief Justice Cappy Is Anyone's Guess.

A woman who left a Broward County hospital in 2001 with her newborn baby in her arms and a foot-long gauze in her abdomen has been awarded $2.4 million in a malpractice suit, CBS 4 reports.

Democrats are positioned to bolster their Senate majority in next year's elections, which would give them more clout regardless who succeeds President George W. Bush in the White House.


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