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 […]


Snowmobile Accident Case

by William Jorden on June 28, 2011

by William T. Jorden, Esquire The Commonwealth opened a snowmobile trail on State Gamelands No. 214 in Crawford County, but neglected to remove or guard a steel post holding the gate, or to open the gate. A snowmobiler operating at night time in a snowstorm, collided with the post and gate, sustaining serious injuries. Represented […]


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 […]


School Bus Safety Issues

by William Jorden on June 14, 2011

by Harry Faber White, II, Esquire It is the beginning of another school year and school busses are everywhere. The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code has numerous sections relating to the maintenance, operation and licensings of school busses. Other statutes regulate the conduct of vehicles approaching, meeting or overtaking a school bus. Any driver approaching a school […]


Alcohol, Boating, And The Law

by William Jorden on May 17, 2011

by William T. Jorden, Esquire After a long, cold and dreary Western Pennsylvanians winter, we relish the fun of summer. For many of us, fun means boating. For many boaters, fun also includes an ice chest of beer or other alcoholic drink. Whether you are an experienced boater, a novice to the sport of boating, […]


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 […]


Auto Law News

by William Jorden on March 10, 2011

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that seatbelt defect cases are not preempted.  Ruling 8-0, the Justice has held that the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act does not block state law tort suits over defective seat belts.  In an amicus brief, the American Association for Justice “argued that state tort remedies complement, rather than […]