Legal Counsellor
Spring 2012                                      

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This edition of our newsletter brings to your attention several favorable results our firm very recently received on notable issues.  First, we report on a defense verdict obtained following a five (5) day jury trial in Bucks County, Pennsylvania concerning a toxic tort personal injury matter.  We also discuss the recent entry of summary judgment in a miscellaneous professional liability New Jersey matter on behalf of our client, a bank's construction lending inspector.  Finally, we report on a favorable Daubert ruling and subsequent summary judgment entry in a serious personal injury case involving a child in escalator litigation venued in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Some of these results may have been previously seen by you as they were reported in The Legal Intelligencer, Mealey's Personal Injury Legal News, DRI, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, as well as the Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Reporter.


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Robert M. Cavalier,

Managing Partner


Daniel S. Strick     A defense verdict in a toxic tort personal injury matter


By: Daniel S. Strick


  Robert M. Cavalier and Daniel S. Strick obtained a defense verdict in a toxic tort personal injury matter. Following a five day trial, the jury found for the defendant landlord in a case where the plaintiff tenant alleged personal injuries as a result of purported exposure to mold while residing in the apartment.
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Daniel S. Strick

Court dismissed plaintiffs' claims in negligent inspection/contractual interference and fraud.


By: Jordan S. Tafflin


On or about January 24, 2009 plaintiffs entered into an agreement of sale with a now defunct builder for the purchase and construction of a modular home. Prior to the setting/building of the modular home, there was an old house on a portion of plaintiffs property. Plaintiffs themselves demolished and removed much of the old home, but left the existing foundation underground, and entered into a contract obligating the builder to remove the foundation. The builder never removed this foundation. Full Story

Volume 5  Issue: 1
In This Issue
A defense verdict in a toxic tort personal injury matter
Court dismissed plaintiffs' claims in negligent inspection/contractual interference and fraud
Dismissal of all claims by summary judgment










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Jordan S. Tafflin  Dismissal of all claims by summary judgment in a case alleging product defect and negligent maintenance of an escalator. 


By: Keith E. Johnston 


The court also granted Schindler's Daubert motion to preclude plaintiff's expert from testifying. The case involved an accident in which a three year old child inserted his fingers into the area where the escalator handrail entered the bottom of a down escalator located in a Boscov's store. 
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