GABE STAINO MOTORS, INC. V. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC.

Received bench verdict for client Volkswagen Of America, Inc. in franchise dispute in the E.D. of Pennsylvania.

ALBRIGHT V. ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: PENNSYLVANIA’S MENTAL HEALTH PROCEDURES ACT PROVIDES IMMUNITY FOR HOSPITALS

In Albright v. Abington Memorial Hospital1 the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upheld the limited immunity bestowed upon hospitals acting pursuant to the Mental Health Procedures Act.2 The court gave the limited immunity provision of the Act some real teeth when it affirmed a trial court grant of summary judgment against the plaintiff.

BELL ATLANTIC MOBILE SYSTEMS, INC. v. ZONING HEARING BOARD OF THE TOWNSHIP OF O’HARA: THE COMMONWEALTH COURT PROTECTS RESIDENTIAL ZONING FROM CELLULAR TELEPHONE EXPANSION

In Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, Inc. v. Zoning Hearing Board of the Township of O’Hara,1 the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania rejected a cellular telephone service provider’s attempts to erect and use cellular telephone antennas on water towers in residential areas.

CASTANO V. AMERICAN TOBACCO CO.: JOE CAMEL AND THE MARLBORO MAN TAKE ON CLASS ACTIONS

In Castano v. American Tobacco Co.,1 the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s conditional class certification of individuals claiming injury from their addiction to nicotine.