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November 2015 News from Feldman Shepherd

November 1, 2015

$14 Million Settlement for 68-Year-Old Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident

Feldman Shepherd attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria obtained a $14 million settlement for a 68-year-old New Jersey man who was killed when the vehicle he was operating was struck by a tractor trailer.

$7.25 Million Recovery for Infant Death in Infantino Baby Sling

Feldman Shepherd attorneys Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann, Edward S. Goldis and Thomas Martin secured a $7.25 million settlement for the mother of a 25 day-old infant, who suffocated while being carried in an Infantino SlingRider infant carrier. The lawsuit brought by the infant’s mother, Christina Bethea, contended that the unsafe design of the SlingRider caused the baby to curl into a chin-on-chest position, impairing its ability to breathe. More details about this case can be found here.

$2.3 Million Arbitration Award for Injured Captain of Newark Fire Department

Attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria obtained a $2.3 million arbitration award for retired Newark Fire Department Captain Kevin Killeen and his wife, Noel, for injuries sustained by Mr. Killeen while fighting a fire in New Jersey.

Mark Tanner Argument on Pennsylvania Cable Network

Attorney Mark W. Tanner recently appeared before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of two police officers who were injured in the line of duty. Tanner had also served as trial counsel on behalf of the officers in a trial where he won a verdict in their favor and against an insurance broker who falsified forms in an effort to deprive these officers of certain insurance proceeds. The insurance broker appealed, and our clients prevailed again in the Superior Court during the first level of the appeal. The broker then appealed to the Supreme Court, resulting in this argument which was televised throughout Pennsylvania on Pennsyvlania Cable Network (PCNTV).

Attorney Tom Martin Takes on Philadelphia VIP Pro Bono Case

Attorney Thomas Martin accepted a referral from Philadelphia VIP, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s pro bono organization, to represent Alberto Sanchez who had been sued by Nationwide Insurance Company for property damage to a vehicle insured by Nationwide. Mr. Sanchez was adamant that the accident did not occur as alleged by Nationwide and was, in fact, the fault of the other driver. The Nationwide insured appeared at the Municipal Court trial and testified in support of the Nationwide claim. His story did not stand up to cross examination, however. After Mr. Sanchez testified to his version, the Judge found Mr. Sanchez to be credible and entered a verdict in favor of our client against Nationwide.

News and Events

  • In October, Feldman Shepherd produced a sold-out and highly-rated personal injury CLE entitled “Creative Lawyering: Innovative Strategies to Enhance the Value of Your Case,” featuring five unique presentations from our attorneys.
  • Co-Managing Partner Mark W. Tanner has been selected for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation 2016 as a ‘Litigation Star’ for his outstanding work in the legal profession. Read more about this achievement here.
  • Feldman Shepherd has been named a 2016 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. In addition, the firm earned a National Tier 1 ranking in Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions and a Philadelphia Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in Medical Malpractice Law, Product Liability Litigation, and Mass Tort and Personal Injury Litigation. Details about this award can be found here.
  • Feldman Shepherd attorney Jason A. Daria was recently elected and serves as President of The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD), which provides free legal services to low-income individuals with physical disabilities and to the deaf and hard of hearing in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.
  • Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Roberta “Bobbie” Pichini are participating in the November 19th Pennsylvania Association for Justice Medical Malpractice CLE and will be presenting on “Navigating Electronic Medical Records” and “Cocktail Party Chatter: An Ethical Mine Field” respectively.
  • Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP attorneys are licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. In addition, our attorneys practice in other states on a pro hac vice basis. Pro hac vice admission is when a lawyer not licensed in a particular state associates with a lawyer who is licensed in that state and obtains the court’s permission to jointly represent a client in a specific matter.