On December 30, 2015, MBK successfully obtained dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former patient. In Sorensen v. Geisinger Wyoming Valley Med. Cntr., (No. 8813 of 2011) the Court granted MBK’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the professional liability lawsuit with prejudice.  Following depositions and at the conclusion of discovery, plaintiff failed to […]


  On behalf of their clients, seven Trustees elected by the Penn State Alumni, MBK filed a comprehensive response to Penn State’s continued refusal to permit them to inspect the source material used to create the Freeh Report.  In the June 22, 2015 filing in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas, the Petitioner Trustees […]


In a precedential opinion, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a primary care physician was barred by a restrictive covenant from competing with his former medical practice by working as a hospitalist at a regional hospital. Geisinger Clinic v. Mark M. Radziewicz, D.O., NO: 505 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Apr. 24, 2015). The Superior Court […]


On April 20, 2015, MBK filed a Petition pursuant to the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law on behalf of seven Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University. The Petition, filed in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas, seeks a Court order compelling Board leadership to provide equal access to the documents and materials used to compile […]


The non-precedential Pennsylvania Superior Court decision in Hancock v. Friends Hosp., et. al., NO: 1666 EDA 2014 (Pa. Super., March 9, 2015) interpreted and applied the limited civil immunity provision and gross negligence standard under Section 7114(a) of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act (“MHPA”)(50 P.S. 7103 et. seq). This opinion addressed the unanswered question […]


Frank Brier co-authors article on the impact of social media in the Spring 2013 edition of Litigation Management Magazine. Frank has presented numerous times on the impact of social media, electronic medical records and e-discovery matters. The article can be found at Litigation Management.