Monday, June 16, 2014

Philadelphia Trial Court Judge Grants Unopposed Motion To Add Punitives Damages Claim Based Upon Cellphone Usage in Tractor Trailer Accident Case

According to a June 13, 2014 article by Zack Needles in The Legal Intelligencer entitled "Judge OKs Punitives Claim for Cellphone Use in  Crash Case," Judge Mark I. Bernstein of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas granted an unopposed motion to amend a Complaint filed by a plaintiff in the case of Simmons v. Lantry to add punitive damages claims in a case involving a tractor trailer driver who was allegedly distracted by his cell phone use at the time of an accident.

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