Firm News

New rule on discovery of attorney-expert relationship

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a change to Rule 4003.5 which explicitly prohibits discovery of communications between attorneys and their experts. The new change, which was triggered by the Barrick case which we handled, goes into effect on August 9th of this year. The previous version of 4003.5 was silent on the issue of… read more

Landmark Dram Shop Verdict in Allegheny County

An Allegheny County jury this afternoon returned one of the largest civil verdicts in the history of Allegheny County in a case involving a drunk driver who was served alcohol at a local Elks club. The award of more than $28 million against the Elks Club Lodge No. 11 of Pittsburgh will grow to more… read more

John Gismondi Awarded The Legal Intelligencer's Lifetime Achievement Award In Philadelphia

The Legal Intelligencer, America’s oldest daily legal newspaper and the most trusted source of Pennsylvania legal news, information and analysis, celebrated its 170th anniversary by honoring some of the most influential attorneys in Pennsylvania, including John Gismondi. The award ceremony was held at The Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia last evening. Among the award winners… read more