Congratulations to MBK attorneys Frank  Brier and Nicholas Kravitz on their very recent week long jury trial win in Lichtenberger v. Singh, et. al., in Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.  The MBK team obtained a complete defense verdict in favor of their respective clients in a complex medical negligence matter.   After the defense verdict […]


 

MBK partner Robert T. Kelly, Jr. has been elected as Chair of the Board  of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States. According to the June 1, 2017, Weinberg Foundation News article, “Robert T. Kelly, Jr., who has served as a trustee of the Weinberg Foundation since 2006, […]


 

Daniel T. Brier of Myers Brier & Kelly LLP told Law360 in a statement, “We are pleased that the court dismissed John Crane’s effort to relitigate in Illinois verdicts that Ben Shein obtained more than six years ago from Pennsylvania juries on behalf of his clients who were grievously harmed by John Crane’s products.” Full […]


 

After securing an order from the trial court on November 19, 2015 compelling The Pennsylvania State University to permit its Trustees to access source materials relating to the Freeh Report, the seven alumni-elected Trustees who petitioned for access to the material were successful this week in recovering their attorney’s fees and costs from The University.  […]


 

Dan Brier has been invited into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Academy membership in the United States is limited to 500 Fellows under the age of 70.  Trial Attorneys are admitted to Fellowship in the Academy upon a showing that they possess the following qualifications to an exceptional degree: (a) superior skill in trial […]


 

An article written by MBK Law partners Donna Walsh and Pat Casey recently appeared in the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers December 2016 publication For the Defense. Titled Immunity: An Overview, this article summarizes the origins of and statutory bases for immunity, describes the different forms of immunity and offers considerations for defense counsel when […]


 

Frank J. Brier has become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Established in 1955, The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession.  Membership in The Fellows cannot exceed one percent of the […]


 

On February 26, 2016, Judge Chensey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the discretionary function exception did not bar certain negligence claims asserted against the United States stemming from an outbreak of Hantavirus at Yosemite National Park during the summer of 2012.  Five lawsuits were filed following […]


 

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 […]


 

In a much anticipated ruling, specially-appointed Judge Daniel Howsare granted the Petition to compel access to Freeh Report source materials filed by seven Alumni-Elected Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University.  MBK filed the Petition on behalf of the Alumni-Elected Trustees after Penn State refused to permit the Trustees access to the complete source materials.  Penn […]