Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Posted 4 years ago in Real Estate Your Home & The Law by Josh Crank  
Would You Buy a Home that was a Crime Scene?

A Pennsylvania woman is suing a homeowner and real estate agent who chose not to tell her the home she bought was the site of a bloody murder-suicide. After mixed opinions from lower courts, the state appeals court threw the suit out in December 2012. Janet Milliken, the jilted home buyer, is now appealing to the state Supreme Court. Milliken bought the home in 2007, moving from California to Pennsylvania with her two teenage children. Her husband had recently died, …

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Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice Uncategorized by Josh Crank  
‘Error in Judgment’ May Be Valid Defense for Medical Malpractice

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is slated to hear the appeal of a medical malpractice case that could usher a controversial defense position back into Pennsylvania courthouses. Depending on the high court’s ruling, Pennsylvania physicians defending against medical malpractice suits may once again be entitled to a jury instruction that “a mere error in judgment” does not constitute negligence. The case being appealed involves a two-month old boy, Anthony Passarello, who underwent multiple treatments for gastroesophageal reflux in 2001. After several …

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