Pennsylvania Causes of Action is a unique and indispensable working resource for any law office. It sets forth theories of recovery under Pennsylvania law, provides defenses, applicable statutes of limitation and tables of authorities. The authors – highly regarded and experienced practitioners – have contributed explanatory notes for many of the sections.
An excellent attorney desk reference for practically any client matter. Ideal for law libraries.
Pennsylvania Causes of Action will help attorneys distill concepts and simplify the process of drafting initial pleadings.
"As a general practitioner for 39 years, “jack of all trades and master of none” is an understatement. I use Pennsylvania Causes of Action regularly for a quick and convenient refresher on options available as I evaluate the factual nuances of new cases that come in. It is a good initial reference source and I have referred it to many others."- Luther (Chip) Milspaw, The Law Offices of Luther Milspaw, Harrisburg,PA
"This is a book that every young Pennsylvania plaintiff's lawyer should reference when drafting a complaint. The elements of each cause of action are set forth in such a way to serve as a road map for pleading facts necessary to prove your case."- Michael P. Kane, Esq. - Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C., Philadelphia,PA
Summary of Contents
Chapter 1: Agency or Fiduciary Based Causes of Action
Chapter 2: Attorney and Legal Services Causes of Action
Chapter 3: Banking, Commercial Paper
Chapter 4: Constitutional Causes of Action
Chapter 5: Contract or Quasi-Contract Causes of Action
Chapter 6: Corporate- and Partnership-Based Causes of Action
Chapter 7: Damage Related Causes of Action
Chapter 8: Employer and Employee-Based Causes of Action
Chapter 9: Equitable Causes of Action
Chapter 10: Family and Matrimonial Causes of Action
Chapter 11: Insurance Based Causes of Action
Chapter 12: Judicial Based Causes of Action
Chapter 13: Real Property Causes of Action
Chapter 14: Statutory Causes of Action
Chapter 15: Tort Causes of Action
Chapter 16: Trust & Estate Causes of Action
Chapter 17: Defenses
Table of Statutes
Table of Cases
Joel Feldman is the Managing Partner of Anapol Weiss, as well as an active trial attorney. He is proud to have participated in the firm's successes in the past and to have helped the firm earn its reputation for excellence. His clients are unanimous in their appreciation for his hard work, as well as his compassion and concern for their interests.
He has represented a number of individuals in a wide variety of personal injury actions, as well as securities litigation and stockbroker claims. His personal injury practice includes cases arising from dangerous products and construction site accidents, nursing home neglect, dangerous conditions on properties, automobile and truck accidents, medical and dental malpractice, and alcohol-related accidents. He received his Bachelor's degree from University of Vermont in 1976 and his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1981.
GAETAN J. ALFANO is a partner with Pietragallo Gordon AlfanoBosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he serves as Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. He is also a member in the Employment & Labor Practice Group.
Mr. Alfano is consistently recognized as a top commerciallitigator by his peers. He has extensive trial and appellate experience incommercial and employment disputes, insurance insolvency and receivership law,as well as complex white collar criminal defense. He has tried hundreds ofcases to verdict in both federal and state courts.
As an insurance insolvency practitioner, Mr. Alfano tried areinsurance recovery case against GTE Reinsurance Company, Limited on behalf ofthe Pennsylvania Insurance Department as Rehabilitator for the Mutual Fire, Marineand Inland Insurance Company. The case resulted in a post-trial settlement of$44.9 million, which at the time, was the largest reinsurance recovery inPennsylvania history.
Mr. Alfano represented the Delaware Insurance Commissioneras Receiver for National Heritage Life Insurance Company, where he wasresponsible for prosecuting a variety of professional liability and assetrecovery actions. For over a decade, he represented the Pennsylvania InsuranceDepartment as Liquidator for both Legion Insurance and Villanova InsuranceCompanies, a $3 billion insolvency.
In September 2010, the United States District Court for theEastern District of Pennsylvania appointed Mr. Alfano as counsel for aSecurities Exchange Commission Receiver in a nationwide Ponzi scheme, SEC v.Robert Stinson, Jr., et al.. In this role, Mr. Alfano tried to verdict aprivate contribution claim under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Actagainst an international ratings agency.
Mr. Alfano has also defended public entities, businesses,and corporations in a variety of commercial and employment matters. In a recentemployment case, he represented a law firm sued by a gay associate inPennsylvania state court and received a unanimous defense verdict from the jury.
Mr. Alfano is heavily involved in community service. As amember of the Justinian Society, a group of Italian American lawyers andjudges, he has held a number of offices, including Treasurer of the JustinianFoundation, the charitable arm of the Society. He also serves on the Board ofDirectors of the Global Philadelphia Association; Philadelphia VIP; the PublicInterest Law Center of Philadelphia; and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.
Ronald J Shaffer, Esq. A seasoned trial lawyer, Ron has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country. He is adept at successfully managing client interests both in and out of a courtroom and has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution. Ron has represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies with international operations in complex commercial disputes to family-owned businesses with regional operations.
Ron handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including various types of intellectual property disputes, trade secrets, securities, class actions as well as corporate and shareholder disputes.