MBK successfully secured the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an elevator maintenance company.  In Schindler Elevator v. Lackawanna County, NO: 12-CV-2325, the Court granted MBK’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice.  The Court rejected the elevator company’s argument that Lackawanna County ratified a maintenance service agreement by continuing to pay […]


  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 case of first impression in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the Court of Common Pleas ruled that tenants cannot be held contractually liable under a lease agreement for damages done to a leased premise as a result of the criminal conduct of unidentified unknown third parties.  In Waltman v. Brace, NO: 12579 of 2014 (C.P. […]


Future Medical Damages Under the Affordable Care Act Scranton, PA – Frank Brier, health law partner at Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP, recently delivered a continuing legal education analysis on the Affordable Care Act and its application to future medical damages/life care plans in personal injury litigation. “The ‘guaranteed issue’ and ‘individual mandate’ provisions of […]


Scranton, PA — Robert T. Kelly, Jr., a founding partner at Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP in Scranton, recently spoke at the 51st Annual Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference. Bob and his co-panelist, Christopher Sia of the Manhattan-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, analyzed the Expenditure Responsibility rules applicable to grants made by Private Foundation […]


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 […]


Former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army General Jack Keane spoke in honor of the 20th year of Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP.  The Thursday, March 26, 2015 celebration was hosted at the Scranton Cultural Center with dignitaries, lawyers, family and friends of MBK. Gen. Keane began the evening by saying that […]


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 […]


Dan Brier was quoted in a Forbes article regarding a lawsuit filed by Garlock Sealing Technologies against Philadelphia asbestos attorney Benjamin Shein and lawyers at five other firms.  Dan is defending Ben Shein in this lawsuit. In the article “A Stubborn Manufacturer Exposes The Asbestos Blame Game”, Dan says that “Ben Shein is a zealous advocate for his clients” and the lawsuit […]