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Scott Cooper Offers Insights into the Senate and House Judiciary Committee's Latest Appointments

On Tuesday, Republican State Senator Lisa Baker was appointed majority chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee. This possibly marks the first time that majority leaders for the Senate and House judiciary committees are nonlawyers. Former… Read More

What Does Rancosky v. Washington National Insurance Ruling Mean for Bad Faith Insurance Claims?

Less than 24 hours after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its first ruling on the long-simmering debate over what it takes to bring bad-faith claims against an insurer in Pennsylvania, that case, Rancosky v. Washington National Insurance, was being… Read More

How To Comply With Pennsylvania’s New Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania recently passed, and enacted, a new voter ID  law which will be in place and enforced in the upcoming November 2012 elections. Below is a summary from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) on how to comply with the law.… Read More

Lawyers Agree that Asserting Fetal Suffering is a Viable Action

A recent court ruling on whether unborn twins experienced pain before their death has left the final decision up to the jury. Lawyers are now asserting that this type of claim could be actionable in the future. Schmidt Kramer partner Scott Cooper said… Read More

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Justices Highlight Failings of Peer-Review Structure

On Dec. 21, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reversed a Superior Court decision that awarded attorney fees to Doctor’s Choice Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center. The court ruled that submitting a healthcare provider’s invoices to a peer-review… Read More

Scott Cooper Interprets Recent Ruling on ACA

Less than a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some law firms and lawyers are now questioning how this could affect personal injury cases. With the healthcare act solidified, more and more… Read More

Preventing Fourth of July Accidents and Injuries

Each year, thousands of locals enjoy fireworks displays at home or at a local event. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may become victims of an accident. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2013, more than 11,000… Read More

Finding A Quality Contractor In Pennsylvania To Avoid Injury And Losses

  Locating a quality contractor can be almost as important as finding a good doctor, or someone to cut your hair.  You want a person you can work with, and trust.  Here are some tips on finding that dependable, competent, and trustworthy contractor. If… Read More

Where To Purchase Life Insurance If You Cannot Find A Broker?

Without a doubt one of the most important purchases a person can make if life insurance.  It protects not only your estate, but loved ones in the event of your untimely death.  How you can purchase life insurance is changing as we become more and more… Read More

Self-driving Cars: Are they close to a reality? Insurance?

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 As time goes on, less and less people seem to be driving.  Also, more and more people are relying upon computers and technology.  Self-driving cars are only the next step and are closer to becoming a reality each and every day. … Read More