The non-precedential Pennsylvania Superior Court decision in Hancock v. Friends Hosp., et.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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2014 Third Consecutive Year as Program Speaker Robert T. Kelly speaks at Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference Scranton, PA—Robert T. Kelly, Jr., a partner at Myers Brier & Kelly in Scranton, recently spoke at the 50th Annual Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference. Bob and his co-panelist, Christopher Sia […]


Frank J. Brier, Daniel T. Brier, and Donna A. Walsh of Myers, Brier and Kelly, LLP’s litigation and healthcare practices joined Joseph A. Bubba, of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC of Center Valley, PA, in presenting a seminar for medical professionals on recovery audit strategy, compliance and litigation. The November 21 program, “Preparing For Increased […]


Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP sues Delaware North Companies and The United States of America. The lawsuit alleges that defendants acted negligently when they invited guests to reserve tents that were infested with hantavirus-carrying deer mice in Curry Village in Yosemite. The suit was filed on behalf of MBK’s clients, a family who stayed at […]