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Texting While Driving Yields Disasterous Results

               Paul and Lois decided to take their two children out for some ice cream. Lois had often reprehended Paul for texting while he was driving but it was a habit Paul simply could not break. Paul received a text and was in the process of answering it at the...

Underinsurance Coverage

            Carol and Dave had just finished a wonderful dinner in Hawley and were traveling on Route 590 back to their home in the Hamlin area. Jim and Sue, who had accompanied Carol and Dave for dinner, were in the back seat. It was approximately 9:30 PM. It was...

Nursing Home Industry and Health Benefits?

Reports indicate that the Nursing Home Industry is questioning the requirements that mandate health insurance for employees.  Cost is the primary consideration and the industry is seeking protective legislation. The lawyers at DLP will monitor this issue since it may...

Work Injury In Employer’s Parking Lot

                        Tammy had just arrived at her employer\’s parking lot,  parked her car, and started walking towards the entrance to the building where she worked. Unfortunately there was some black ice and Tammy slipped and fell forward, breaking her...

Limited Tort Threshold Question

                   Mike was broadsided by Tom, the result of which Tom suffered a herniated disc in his neck as well as a broken shoulder and several broken ribs. In order to save about $30 at the time that Mike bought his insurance,  he selected the limited tort...

Insurance Coverage Question in Auot Accident Case

Pam\’s best friend Paula always seemed to be on the wrong side of luck. Paula had recently had her license suspended because of a D.U.I. conviction. Paula was pretty much dependent upon Pam to take her wherever she needed to go. On one occasion though, Paula had...

Legal Malpractice Issue

Sandy was seriously hurt in a motor vehicle accident which was not her fault. Sandy went to an attorney recommended to her by one of her friends. The attorney promised to represent her and attempt to settle her case and, if necessary, file suit. As months passed by...

Limited Tort in Limo Accident??

Tammy, along with a bunch of her friends, decided to take a limousine into New York City for a day of shopping. For whatever reason, the limousine driver was busy texting one of his friends and didn\’t notice the traffic was stopped on Route 80 in front of him....

Limited Tort Question

Casey was parked at the light at Hamlin corners waiting for the light to change. Kelly was traveling in the same direction as Casey and was busy on her cell phone and didn\’t notice that Casey had stopped. When Kelly finally realized the position of...

Hearsay Exceptions

Many times in litigation one party, during a court proceeding, will object to a question stating that the requested answer is hearsay. Hearsay is an out-of-court statement by another party offered to prove the truth of the matter that is then being asserted. More...