The family of a woman killed in a multiple-vehicle collision has received an award of nearly $1.5 million from a Monroe County jury.
A three-person arbitration panel has awarded $700,000 to Diane and David Richman with regard to an underinsured motorist claim they brought against Liberty International Underwriters.
On Nov. 3, 2011, plaintiff Sharon Orenshaw, 59, a U.S. Postal Service worker, was driving a mail truck on Route 52 in Kennett Township. While she was stopped at a mailbox, the front of her truck was hit by a Lexus sedan driven by Edward Cluff, who was traveling in the opposite direction. Orenshaw claimed multiple injuries to her neck.
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Presto v. Minella Pool Serv. Co. South, PICS Case No. 15-0305 (C.P. Northampton Feb. 5, 2015) Beltrami, J. (11 pages).
In this action arising out of a construction contract, the "gist of the action" doctrine barred plaintiff's negligence claim but not his intentional and negligent misrepresentation claims since they related to the inducement to contract, not failure to perform. Defendant's preliminary objections sustained in part and overruled in part.
Salas v. Wal-Mart Stores, East, Inc., PICS Case No. 15-0304 (C.P. Berks Jan. 29, 2015) Sprecher, J. (5 pages).
Plaintiff's service of the complaint on a property loss employee in the store where he slipped and fell was improper as she was not authorized to accept service nor was she employed by the named defendant, as it did not actually own the store. Dismissal should be affirmed.
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