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Supreme Court Rejects Bare-Metal Defense in Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law

USA - March 21 2019 On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court took a middle-ground approach in deciding when, under federal maritime law, a "bare-metal"...

Alyson Walker Lotman, Andrew R. Sperl, Robert M. Palumbos.


Water Splash v. Menon: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Hague Convention Allows for Service by Mail on Foreign Defendants

USA - June 8 2017 Now that the Supreme Court has resolved the split, circuit and district courts will have to follow its guidance, which will provide uniformity across...

Tom Schmuhl, Effie D. Silva, Hope P. Krebs.


Eastern District predicts "bare metal defense" available under Pennsylvania law

USA - June 9 2015 Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently addressed the novel issue of whether...

Kenneth M. Argentieri, Meghan E. Claiborne.


Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopts new standards for strict liability claims

USA - January 5 2015 On November 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc. (No. 17 MAP 2013), in which...

Kenneth M. Argentieri, Robert L. Byer.


Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopts new standards for strict liability claims

USA - December 22 2014 While the Tincher decision clarifies some issues regarding strict liability cases, there are many issues left to be determined by future case law...

Kenneth M. Argentieri, Robert L. Byer.