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Cliff Rieders was featured in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for his participation in a discussion about predispute arbitration clauses at the Philadelphia Bar Association. In the discussion, Rieders discusses implications of these clauses on consumer protection and how they impede Americans’ right to trial by jury provided the Seventh Amendment. Read the article here or listen to the discussion in full here.


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Medical Malpractice – Critical Issues in Current Practice November 2016
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New Face of Strict Liability Law in PA December 2014
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Lycoming Law Association March 2014
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Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority September 2017
Williamsport Attorney Granted Another Trial Advocacy Board Certification July 2017
Local Attorney Speaks About Arbitration and Consumer Rights May 2017
Press Release – Super Lawyers Jan 2017
Press Release – Med Mal Seminar Nov 2016
Press Release – Cliff Rieders Profiled ZOA Report Fall 2016
Press Release Oct 2016
Press Release Super Lawyers May 2016
Press Release – Med Mal Seminar Nov 2013
National Ranking for Hospitals for Pennsylvania Dec 2012
Press Release July 2013
Attorney, Manager Present Web Seminar (The Express, Lock Haven, PA)
Connecting Moses and the Fourth of July July 2011
2 Attorneys Named Super Lawyers July 2011
Settlement of Death Actions June 2011
Healthy Healthcare Feb 2010
When Athens Fell? Jan 2010
How Healthy is Healthcare? Jan 2010
The Health Care Dilema; Or Is It? July 2009
Elect or Appoint; Who should run municipal Government? July 2009
Declining Medical Malpractice Claims, Increasing Medical Errors June 2009
Judge Muir: A Living Legend
Birth Trauma Case Provides Care for Infant and Family
Travis and Rieders Named Super Lawyers 2004
Rieders Attends American Law Institute meeting

People and Places: Updates on the Frye/Daubert test
by Cliff Rieders

Trial Lawyers Support Doctors on Whistleblower Protection
by John M. Humphrey, President

March 28, 2003: Sexual Harassment Claim Upheld By Judge

Court Sacks Lawmakers’ End Runs
by Cliff Rieders

Failure to do proper diagnostic testing to reveal the aneurysm
Settlement of Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm Settlement
Doe v. Surgeon Without Vascular Subspecialty

Laser surgery contraindicated by keratoconus
Construction Foreman Doe v. Ophthalmologist Eye Surgeon
North Central Pennsylvania
Court of Common Pleas Lycoming County
Settlement September 2003

Failure To Biopsy For Endometrial Cancer
Settlement of Estate of Doe v. OB/GYN
Central Pennsylvania

March 28, 2003: Law Firm Awards Scholarships
September 24, 1999: Jury Awards Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in the Middle District of Pennsylvania
June 22, 2005: Law Firm Awards Scholarships

Pennsylvania’s Patient Safety Authority: An Overview
by Cliff Rieders

Jane Doe vs. Plastic Surgeon
by Cliff Rieders

Mcare Commission Testimony

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OP-ED ARTICLES by Clifford Rieders (PDF files)

September 2017

Sounding The Shofar
When the Government Competes With the Private Sector
When Airport Security is Insecure
Who’s Pulling the Strings

August 2017

Pro-Israel and Anti-Semitic at the Same Time
Shomron and Beyond
People, Politics and Polarization

July 2017

More Healthcare Recovery Hurdles
Home Rule or Politics as Usual
Money In Healthcare
Patient Power

June 2017

The Paris Deal
Clash of Titanic Egos

April 2017

Patient Safety in Pennsylvania
Majority Rules

March 2017

Déjà Vu All Over Again
Punitive Damage Discovery Twenty Years After the Adoption of Rule 4003.7

February 2017

Land of Miracles
Original Interpretation
A Shot in the Foot

January 2017

Democracy in Action
Memories of Clinton Smith
The Independent Credo
The Unspoken Tragedy of History

December 2016

Can the President Be A Bigot
Fretting Over the Chinese

November 2016

The Downfall of Privacy
The Times They Are a-Changin’

October 2016

Shabbat: Antique or Advanced?

September 2016

A Dog’s Life
Technology and the Rule of Law
The Passing of Tom Raup

August 2016

Have Contempt for No One?
Hypocrisy at the Olympic Games
Is There a Reason to Vote for Trump?
The Fall of Great Empires

July 2016

A Story About Bill Rooney

June 2016

Gun Control versus ISIS Control?

May 2016

Can a Family Practice Physician Punt to a Specialist?
Who is The Lesser Evil?

April 2016

Sanders and Trump Twin Brothers

March 2016

The Enemy is Us
Love is a Partnership

February 2016

Hollywood in History
The Passage of Justice Antonin Scalia

January 2016

The Middle Eastern Pot Boils
Save Me From Myself

December 2015

What is Democracy?
Police Chases and the Constitution

November 2015

Nation of Refuge
Allen Ertel: The Passing of a Great Character

October 2015

Teaching Hatred
Mighty Oaks from Small Acorns

September 2015

Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 and Legal Ramifications
Iran and “The Bomb”

August 2015

The First Outdoor Mediation in Pennsylvania?
Donald Trump and the Abortion Bill
Donald Trump and the Borscht Belt
Political Correction or Good Manners?
July 2015

The Iran Quandary

June 2015

Obergefell v. Hodges; The Constitution in Support of Social Engineering
Boycotting Israel & Jewish Interests Is And Should Be Illegal

March 2015

Is The Seventh Amendment To The United States Constitution Guaranteeing The Right To Trial By Jury In Civil Cases Passe?
The Aftermath
Dispatch from Israel – The Electoral Process
Patient Safety; Pennsylvania as the Tail or the Head
Why I Changed Parties

February 2015

A Pastor’s Life
Majority Leader John Boehner Laughs all the way to the Polls
President Barack Obama’s Letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Letter to President Barack Obama

January 2015

Traveling with Tradition
Apologies for Terrorists
A Tale of Two Rabbis

December 2014

Can’t Wait for my Cuban Cigars
Debate on American Healthcare

November 2014

Thus Sprach the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
The Rise and Future of Rick Mirabito
The Totality of History
Arab Death Squads
As The World Turns

October 2014

A Woman of Accomplishment
Malcolm Muir; The Movie
The Passing of a Consummate Newspaperman
The Limits to Art

September 2014

Good Terrorists v. Bad Terrorists

July 2014

Humanitarian Aid to Terrorists
Under Fire Again

June 2014

Bush and Obama – Partners in Failure
Greecing the Wheels for Prayer
The Death of a Neighbor

May 2014

Some Needed Financial Relief for Students

April 2014

A Glimmer of Hope for Employee Rights
The Right to Buy Politicians

March 2014

Let’s Make a Deal
The American Law Institute Restatement Third Grinds Out Yet More Proposal

January 2013

Taking My Name In Vain
Families and Nations

December 2012

Guns to Protect, or Guns to Kill?
Guns, Missiles and Culture
Local Love What You Love About Small-Town PA
The Usurping Democracy

November 2012

Angst of a Parent
Blowing in the Wind
Okay, Okay, So I Was Wrong
The End or Beginning of the World

October 2012

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes a Crack at the Progeny of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes
Teiku and Political Discourse

August 2012

I Did It For My Country!
Man on the Moon
Rubik’s Cube in the United States Supreme Court
The Politics of Hurricane Season

July 2012

Politics as Usual?
Shall the Good Perish With the Bad?

June 2012

The Great Disconnect

May 2012

Medical Malpractice Cases Continue to Disappear
Dueling Constitutions

April 2012

Congress Rewrites the American Constitution

March 2012

Cut Spending or Raise Taxes?
Guns and the Holocaust

February 2012

Have We Suffered Enough?
Venue Wars
My Government My Boss
Taking a Look at Cruise Ship Regulations
The New Nationalism
Race to the Bottom
Death of the American Constitution
Confessions of a Fence Sitter

January 2012

Stranger in a Strange Land

November 2011

Who Is Steve Moff?
Why I Love the Occupy Wall Street Crowd
Money and Sex
Right of Passage

September 2011

Drill (Carefully) Baby, Carefully Drill
Is Prophecy a Lost Art?
The Calm Before the Storm

Constitution Day is About the Rule of Law

May 2011

Does This Make Sense?

April 2011

The Right to Aggravate

April 2011

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

February 2011

The Birth of Democracy in the Middle East

January 2011

Imitation As Flattery

MARCH 2008

Alexander Hamilton Wins
Confronting a Clergyman

FEBRUARY 2008

The Clinton Reprise, Part II

DECEMBER 2007

Wrong Site Surgery
Chinese Labor In The American Future?
Treason; A Presidential Prerogative?

NOVEMBER 2007

Lawyers Revolting or Revolting Lawyers?

SEPTEMBER 2007

Scaling the Walls of Justice

AUGUST 2007

Big Brother or State’s Rights

JUNE 2007

Supreme Court Conservatives & Big Government
Democracy Worshiper & Pat Buchanan

MAY 2007

American Idol for President

APRIL 2007

Health Grades
Hip Hop As A Mirror of Our Times
Major New Research

MAY 2006

Third Annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study
Patient Safety Authority Annual Report 2005
Claims, Errors and Compensation Payments in Medical Malpractice Litigation
Uncle Ernie’s Answer

APRIL 2006

Oil Imports

DECEMBER 2005

Our Rights Slipping Away

NOVEMBER 2005

Revolution

OCTOBER 2005

Intelligent Design and Intelligent Judging

SEPTEMBER 2005

The Bible as Law
Protecting Those Most In Need

AUGUST 2005

School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Concludes Cost of
Defending Malpractice Claims 0.46 Percent of Total Healthcare Spending

The Cost of Bad Medicine

JULY 2005

Supreme Court – Supreme Decisions
PA Economy League and Medical Malpractice
The Old Man At The End Of The Dock
Letter To The Editor: Mona Charen and Trial Lawyers
Letter To The Editor: In response to Christopher T. Miller
John Roberts and Big Government
Medical Malpractice Insurance, An Update

JUNE 2005

Solomon and The Supreme Court
Now, the Other Side of the Hospital Move Story
Rejection of Slots – The Right to Raise Taxes
Medical Malpractice Law in the United States
Deep Throat and Me

MAY 2005

Was World War II Worth It?
Crime in the Big City
HealthGrades Quality Study

APRIL 2005

The Rest of the World Rates Us, But Who Cares?
Reflections on the Holy Father
The Rich Get Richer; Much, Much Richer
Nursing Home Litigation: The Rights of Seniors Slipping Away in their Golden Years
Discipline of Bad Doctors and Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums
New Harvard Statistics
Price Gouging and Inflation

MARCH 2005

Critical Care Nurses Say: Silence Kills
If Only The Public Knew
Flower Children Rule The World
The Case I Lost

FEB 2005

The Patriot Act: Sunset on the Law or Sunset on American Civil Liberties?
From Whom Do Our Kids Learn?
Health Costs Study Shows Wasted Costs
Equality for Women Taken for Granted?
Are we Iraq?

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Cliff Rieders Talks Predispute Arbitration Clauses and Implications for Consumers

Hear Clifford Rieders discuss Predispute Arbitration Clauses at the Philadelphia Bar Association in May of 2017. Cliff Rieders has been a key figure in the drafting of legislation that would protect consumers from unfair arbitration agreements.

These clauses have become widespread in a variety of consumer contracts, including those relating to healthcare facilities, credit cards, cell phones and real estate, to name just a few. In the discussion, Cliff Rieders talks about:

  • The role arbitration clauses have traditionally played in our courts
  • The constitutionality of arbitration agreements
  • The consequences of waiving your 7th Amendment right to a trial by jury
  • The role of class action lawsuits in consumer protection.

Interviews:

Passarello v. Grumbine

Dr. Sidney Wolfe

Gene Yaw

Keith Stroup

Merit Selection

Dr. Jerome Kassirer

Jack Humphrey
Pro Bono activities

Judge Kenneth Brown
On his career

Tom Marino
His job as US Attorney

1/17/05 Judge Malcolm Muir

His job as US District Court Judge

2/07/05 Bill Carlucci

Pennsylvania Bar Association

2/28/05 Phyllis Mundy
Reflections of a Consumer Legislator

6/06/05 Judge Richard Klein

His job as Superior Court Judge

7/05/05 Dennis Lipkin
Current affairs & terrorist threat

7/21/05 Rep. Mike Hanna
On being a Democrat in a Republican

part of Pennsylvania

8/02/05 Judge Nancy Butts
Isolation of the life of a judge

8/29/05 Beth Lazzara
Her life on becoming a judge

10/09/05 Judge Mark Bernstein
View from the Common Pleas bench

10/17/05 Marc Galanter
His Book “Lowering the Bar, Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”

10/24/05 Frank Clemente
Insurance Premiums & Malpractice

11/14/05 Keith Ashdown
Subsidizing Corporate America

11/21/05 Ross Eisenbery
Economic Policy Institute

11/28/05 Stuart Greenleaf
PA State Senate Judiciary Chair

12/26/05 Kristin Techgiuden
ATLA ‘People over Profits’

1/02/06 Deborah Leavy
People for the American Way

1/09/06 Lynn Marks
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

1/16/06 Rep. Steve Cappelli
Length of terms & pay raises

3/13/06 Marty Berger
PA Alliance for Retired Americans

3/27/06 Senator Sean Logan
On his career as State Senator4/03/06 Babette Josephs
On her career4/10/06 Rick Mirabito
On running for 83rd District Rep5/15/06 Garth Everett
On running for 84th District Rep5/22/06 Steve Fine
Vatican Matters5/29/06 John McCormick
Articles on the Health Care System6/19/06 Dr. Anna McKee
Chairman, Patient Safety Authority7/10/06 Justice Max Baer
The role of Appellate Court8/07/06 Chris Mather
The Myth of the Litigation Crisis9/18/06 Kaila Rieders
Her trip to Israel10/02/06 Martin J. Hatlie
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety10/16/06 Dr. Henry Greenspan
Drug withdrawal and what consumers should look for10/23/06 Professor George J. Annas
Boston University School of Public Health10/30/06 Alan Kachalia, MD, JD
Study of closed malpractice claims11/06/06 Ralph Nurnberger
Senior Partner Government Relations11/20/06 Ed Mirzwinski
Penn PIRG11/20/06 Linda Sherry
Consumer Action12/04/06 Nathanael Greene
Senior Policy Analyst-NRDCOn Global Warming12/18/06 Congressman Chris CarneyOn his victory in the election1/08/07 Philipe Ernesto
On his book, “Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration”1/15/07 Stephanie Mencimer
On her book, “Blocking the Courthouse Door: How the Republican Party and Its Corporate Allies Are Taking Away Your Right to Sue”1/29/07 Bill Marler
Food Safety Expert Atty- Voluntary Food Guidelines and Food Safety in General2/05/07 Judge Thomas Vanaski
2/19/07 Maxwell Mehlman
“Dishonest Medical Mistakes”2/26/07 Lt. Col. Platte Mooring
Author “First: A Citizen-Soldier in Afghanistan”

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