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 […]


The non-precedential Pennsylvania Superior Court decision in Hancock v. Friends Hosp., et.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 […]


Daniel T. Brier has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which Dan became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 585 persons during the recent 2015 Spring Annual Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Florida. […]


In a case of first impression, the Third Circuit recently affirmed an upward adjustment in the criminal sentence of physician based on his abuse of a position of trust.  The defendant in United States v. Barbaria, No. 14-2694 (3d Cir. Dec. 31, 2014), was a licensed radiologist and the manager of a diagnostic testing company.  […]


In the wake of the resignation of embattled Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, The National Law Journal has published a story advancing the argument that the VA’s problems were much more deeply-seated than the recent scheduling issues and cover-ups in VA facilities such as Phoenix. Their research shows a long history of over […]


April 19, 2014 — Over a year after original verdict, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the release of $3.1 million of the original award. Previously, following a week-long trial in United States District Court, Judge James Munley awarded Iraq veteran Stanley Laskowski an award of $3.7 million in his suit against the […]