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March 20, 2020

DGMB COVID-19 PROCEDURES

As  Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf has ordered that all non-life sustaining businesses must close "physical locations," DiBella Geer McAllister Best will be working remotely for the time-being.  We will be responding to emails and phone calls will be forwarded to our cell phones. 

If you should happen to call our main line during normal business hours, we will answer (remotely) and if not, please leave a message and we will get back to you.  The most important thing is for all of you to stay safe, and for the time-being, at a bit of a distance.
 

January 29, 2018

Defense Verdict in Auto Accident Case

After a several day civil jury trial in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, DiBella Geer McAllister Best attorney Tara Maczuzak obtained a defense verdict for the insured in a rear-end automobile accident.  The Plaintiff presented evidence of damages arising out of the accident, including, pain and suffering and projected future medical treatment.  The Defense stipulated to liability for the accident, but presented evidence including, expert medical testimony that the physical injuries claimed were preexisting, photographs showing minimal damage to the vehicles, and evidence that low impact rear-end accident would not have caused the injuries claimed by Plaintiff.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of the Defendant, finding that his negligence was not a factual cause of any harm to the Plaintiff.

September 28, 2017

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT ISSUES RULING ON INSURANCE BAD FAITH

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion in which it, for the first time, clarified the contours of a bad faith claim under 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 8371.  This case, Rancosky v. Washington Nat’l Ins. Co., addressed the following two issues:

  1. Whether the Supreme Court should adopt the two part test set forth in Terletsky v. Prudential Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 649 A.2d 680 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1994) for establishing bad faith under § 8371; and

  2. Whether, if the Terletsky standard is adopted, motive of self interest or ill  will is a mandatory prerequisite to establishing a claim for bad faith under § 8371 or whether is merely a discretionary consideration.

December 15, 2015

DGMB Announces New Member

Tara Maczuzak has been named a member in the Pittsburgh office of DiBella, Geer, McAllister & Best, P.C.. Tara focuses her practice on litigation in the areas of motor vehicle and premises liability, commercial litigation, personal injury defense, and extra-contractual insurance litigation.

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As  Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf has ordered that all non-life sustaining businesses must close "physical locations," DiBella Geer McAllister Best will be working remotely for the time-being.  We will be responding to emails and phone calls will be forwarded to our cell phones. 

If you should happen to call our main line during normal business hours, we will answer (remotely) and if not, please leave a message and we will get back to you.  The most important thing is for all of you to stay safe, and for the time-being, at a bit of a distance.