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PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
eNEWS Week of April 16, 2012
(Final Issue)
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> Average Phila. Jury Verdict Fell 31 Percent in 2011. more

> Medical Records Act brief filed by Amicus Curiae Committee. more 

> Legislative Reapportionment Commission submits new plan. more

> Pa. 134th voters to vote twice in April 24 primary. more

> Free Opinion: Plaintiffs’ unedited video not discoverable. more


Free Opinion: Vanwhy v. Foresman, (C.P. Northumberland Cty. Feb. 3, 2012). Saylor, J.
Personal Injury Reporter

Personal injury defendant not entitled to compel discovery of entire unedited copy of a video of the plaintiffs detailing their injuries and describing the impact the accident in question had on their lives. Opinion here. Provided courtesy of the PAJ Personal Injury Reporter. Discounted subscriptions for PAJ Members


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PHILADELPHIA COURT SYSTEM

Legal Intelligencer
Average Phila. Jury Verdict Fell 31 Percent in 2011. [Access article through free registration.]

MEDICAL RECORDS ACT | AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF

PAJ's Amicus Curiae Committee
The Amicus Curiae Committee filed a brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on these issues:

  • Does the Medical Records Act, 42 Pa. C. S. § 6152(a)(1) and  (a)(2)(i), require medical records reproducers to disclose their estimated actual and reasonable expenses of reproducing the charts or records, and to limit their copying costs to these amounts or the statutory ceiling rates, whichever is less?
  • If so, where a medical records reproducer failed to disclose and charge its estimated actual and reasonable expenses and instead charges the MRA’s ceiling rates, do the “voluntary  payment” and “prior approval” defenses bar the records requestor from bringing a subsequent breach of contract claim to recoup the unlawful over-payment?

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LEGISLATIVE REAPPORTIONMENT

Philadelphia Inquirer
Legislative Reapportionment Commission submits new plan.

SPECIAL ELECTIONS

WFMZ-TV, (Lehigh, Berks)
Pa. 134th voters to vote twice in April 24 primary.


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