Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Joe Plaintiff suffered an extreme painful strain/sprain of his neck, cartilage and ligament damage to his right knee and multiple contusions and minor lacerations when the car, in which he was a passenger driven by Molly Defendant, ran a red light and into the path of an oncoming car.  Joe was the registered owner of […]


Settlements And Verdicts

by William Jorden on July 5, 2011

by William T. Jorden, Esquire A verdict in Court award in the amount of $252,063.24, and full reinstatement of job status was obtained in a Federal Lawsuit filed by Attorney Bill Jorden on behalf of Clifford VanTassel. Clifford VanTassel worked as a maintenance manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. The Complaint set forth that […]


A big part of our practice is helping people that have been affected by defective products. Product liability can be a very serious issue, as illustrated in the case outlined below. While researching house fire cases, I came across the case of Michael Joseph v. Lakewood Engineering and Manufacturing Company as reported by L.S. Sherman […]


Vioxx – A Lesson About Law And Lawyers

by William Jorden on June 7, 2011

by William T. Jorden, Esquire Last month, August 12, 2005, a small town Texas jury returned a sensational verdict for Plaintiff, Carol Ernst, against pharmaceutical giant Merck and Company. Evidence established that Mrs. Ernst’s husband, Robert, age 59, died of Vioxx induced fatal arrhythmia and heart attack. Ernst, a produce manager at a WalMart Store, […]


Boating Accidents

by William Jorden on June 3, 2011

On Memorial Day weekend, at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, Pennsylvania, a boat explosion killed a 25 year old woman who was a guest on the boat and injured nine other people.  What was to have been a happy, fun-filled day on the water turned into a horrible tragedy.  As a lifelong boater myself, […]


Product Liability And The Workplace

by William Jorden on April 5, 2011

by William T. Jorden, Esquire It was a cold and wet November day in Crawford County. Alan was hard at work, hoisting pipe to the derrick floor of the oil and gas drilling rig, identified only as rig 10. Alan wrapped two loops of cat line around the spinning cathead. The stiff frozen rope did […]


DUI… It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Crime

by William Jorden on March 22, 2011

by Harry F. White, II, Esquire On February 1, 2004, sweeping changes occurred to the Pennsylvania Driving Under The Influence (DUI) Statute. Those amendments were a direct result of the federal government’s threat to withhold highway and other subsidies from states which did not lower the DUI cutoff to .08% blood alcohol (bac), but also […]


by William T. Jorden, Esquire On September 29, 1925, with the police looking on, an angry mob of several hundred Ku Klux Klan sympathizers, who did not want an African-American family moving into an all-white neighborhood, threw stones and screamed racial epithets at the Detroit home of Dr. Ossian Sweet. In defense, Dr. Sweet’s brother, […]