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Obermayer Attorneys Win Dismissal for Pennsylvania Appraiser

Samantha Koopman and Matthew Green received a dismissal for an appraiser in Pennsylvania - the court found that the appraiser, hired by the City of Erie to appraise a commercial property taken by eminent domain, was immune from liability based on the doctrine of expert witness immunity. In the case, the Plaintiffs sued claiming the appraisal of the...

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Obermayer Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case after Six-Day Trial

Gary Samms, with the assistance of Nancy Farnen and Tara Dickerman, obtained a defense verdict on July 13, 2018 after a six day trial in Lackawanna County.  The medical malpractice case involved allegations of a doctor providing inappropriate care and treatment to a mother prior to conception that resulted in spina bifida in the child.  The jury ...

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Obermayer Attorney Gets Justice in High Income Child Support Cases in Pennsylvania

Congratulations to Michael E. Bertin! On June 19, 2018, in the case of Hanrahan v. Bakker, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a historic decision which reversed a trend that was victimizing wealthy parents who were required to pay child support.  Over the last eight years, because of a series of conflicting cases, statutes, and rules, child sup...

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Gary Samms Successfully Obtained Defense Verdict in Lehigh County

Trial Attorney and Chair of the Professional Liability Department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLC, Gary Samms, successfully obtained a defense verdict in Lehigh County in the matter of Cser v. Moss Rehab, et al. After a nine day trial, the jury deliberated for only an hour before returning a defense verdict. Samms represented two physic...

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Kurt Straub Receives Three Defense Verdicts

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner J. Kurt Straub received three defense verdicts on behalf of three nurse clients in the case of Judith Algeo, Guardian of the Estate of Jenna Marie Scott v. Lower Bucks Hospital, et al. This was a month-long jury trial before the Hon. Robert J. Mellon in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. It wa...

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Samms and Keefe Obtain Defense Verdict in Pediatric Surgeon Case

Gary Samms and Eileen Keefe successfully obtained a defense verdict for a pediatric surgeon in a medical malpractice case in Philadelphia. The surgeon was accused of performing three abdominal surgeries, (one on day 2 of life), incorrectly which allegedly lead to cardiac arrest and hypoxia resulting in Cerebral Palsy, brain injury and the need for ...

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Samms Obtains Defense Verdict in Broken Needle Case

Gary Samms, along with Jacqueline Roe, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client, an interventional radiologist, who was sued after a needle he was using for a bone biopsy broke off in the plaintiff's back, requiring an additional surgery to remove it. The defense win came in a case where the plaintiff claimed the manufacturer's warning cl...

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OBERMAYER WINS IMPORTANT COURT VICTORY FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Obermayer Recovers All Costs for Facilities Management Client Against its Subcontractor Tricia Swann, an attorney with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, recently won a victory in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania for her facilities management company client in an action against its snow removal subcontractor. The Court upheld an arbitra...

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Obermayer's Samms and Roe Obtain Defense Verdict for Radiologist in Medical Malpractice Case Over Identifying Aneurysm

Obermayer's Gary M. Samms and Jacqueline Sabol Roe received a defense verdict in a medical malpractice action in the case of Piasecki v. University of Pennsylvania, et al. Mr. Samms and Ms. Roe defended a radiologist, where plaintiff’s allegation was that he failed to identify an aneurysm on an MRI/MRA study. The aneurysm eventually ruptured ...

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PA Superior Court Upholds Arbitration Award

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – January 16, 2013 -  Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Tricia Swann’s arbitration award in favor of her client was recently upheld by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on an appeal to vacate the award.

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