Meyer Darragh Welcomes Attorney Michael E. Waltman to the Pittsburgh office.
Congratulations to Amanda Ponzurick on her successful Pennsylvania Bar Exam results!
Congratulations to Meyer Darragh's Eric Anderson who was recently presented with the prestigious Professionalism Award by the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. The annually bestowed award recognizes a member of the bar who practices the law with the utmost courtesy, integrity, and professionalism. Read more on this great honor here.
Meyer Darragh welcomes Michael E. Waltman to the firm! Michael has extensive criminal defense experience and will concentrate his practice in DUI defense. We look forward to a long career working with Michael and wish him much success in providing legal service to existing and future clients.
We regret the recent passing of David S. Shrager, noted defense lawyer and DUI attorney. Meyer Darragh's Kim Riester was privileged to be a colleague of Mr. Shrager's, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the Shrager family.
Attorney Gary M. Scoulos recently authored an article entitled Compensating Police Officers for Mental Injuries Under the Workers' Compensation Act. The article appears in the current issue of PRIMEWatch, The PennPRIME Liability and Workers' Compensation Trust Newsletter. Read the article here.
With great sorrow, we announce the recent passing of our esteemed colleague, George I. Buckler. Mr. Buckler is remembered with fondness as a man of great intellect whose genuine kindheartedness led so many of his colleagues to his always-open door seeking both his vast legal knowledge and his friendship. Mr. Buckler will be sadly missed, and we offer our deepest condolences to his loving family. Read the official notice of Mr. Bucklerís passing here.
Eric Anderson, head of our Aviation Litigation Department, recently obtained summary judgment for three clients in a case arising out of a mid-air collision in Ohio involving two general aviation aircraft and resulting in the death of four individuals. The pivotal issue in the cases against the clients was whether the co-pilot in one of the airplanes was acting in the course and scope of his employment with one of the other clients. After years of discovery, and numerous depositions and production of documents, the court ruled that there was insufficient evidence that the co-pilot was acting within the course and scope of his employment and, therefore, the court could rule as a matter of law that the case could not proceed against Mr. Andersonís client. What is significant about the decision is that the law in the State of Ohio is that the issue concerning scope of employment is one that should be decided by the jury, except in the rare instances where reasonable minds could not differ as to the issue concerning scope of employment. What was also unusual is that the court reviewed and weighed expert reports in reaching its decision which, again, is usually something that is left to the jury.
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