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Hiding behind the law

It has recently been reported that the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has received reports of 169 “serious events” involving neonatal care in 2022, about twice as many as in 2018.

Is Secretive Peer Review Good Or Bad For Patients And Doctors?

Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly VOL. XCIV July 2023 NO. 3

Lycoming Law Association’s Fair Share Award

The firm individual lawyers, received, Lycoming Law Association’s Fair Share Award: “In honor of all Lycoming attorneys that participated in the fair share pro bono program, the Lycoming Law Association is making a donation to Canine Companions of Independence.”

50 Year Members Honored at Annual Lycoming Law Association Banquet

Ordinarily a January event, the 2022 Lycoming Law Association June annual banquet was a bit unusual. But with COVID-19 still impacting activities, some modification in regular schedules had to be expected.

On The Mark Podcast with host Mark Lawrence

Williamsport trial lawyer and judicial leader Clifford Rieders talks about US Supreme Court balance, ‘packing the court’ and why all justices can’t agree on what is constitutional on On The Mark Podcast with host Mark Lawrence and co-host Ben Reichley.

Federal Court Hands Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters Client a Victory

U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 16 ruled that strict liability claims filed by our clients, Crystal and Timothy Gross, in the case of Gross v. Coloplast, could continue. The couple, represented by Clifford A. Rieders, filed their legal claims due to injuries suffered by Mrs. Gross because of the defendant’s defective pelvic mesh. The judge denied the company’s motion to dismiss, which was based on a prior Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that medications couldn’t be subject to strict liability claims. The company tried to extend that decision to medical devices. Strict liability is a legal theory stating that those putting dangerous, defective products that injure people into the marketplace should be financially responsible for that harm.

Attorney Corey J. Mowrey Partnership Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Corey J. Mowrey has been named a partner at Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters. Corey is an experienced attorney who has served at the firm as an intern, associate, and senior associate. His practice areas include personal injury litigation, motor vehicle accidents, medical/hospital malpractice, slip and fall, commercial law, unemployment compensation and civil litigation. We are excited to welcome Corey as the firm’s newest partner, and we look forward to his continued commitment to providing our clients with quality legal representation.

The Internal Revenue Service Can Help to Prevent Terrorism

By Leonard Getz and Clifford A. Rieders

While universities may plead powerless to stopping the spread of educational corruption and terrorist ideology in their Saudi and Iranian funded Middle East studies programs, the Internal Revenue Service cannot. Universities must adhere to a series of IRS codes and criteria for determining whether an educational institution is educational or a vehicle for propaganda. If the IRS applied these codes and procedures as they should, many universities would have their tax exempt status revoked.


Due Process

We hear a lot about “due process” these days. President Trump tweeted the question as to whether accused male sexual offenders are entitled to “due process.” So what exactly are Trump and others who trumpet the phrase talking about?


Debate Over Jury Instructions in Wake of ‘Tincher’

The Legal Intelligencer, the leading legal publication in Pennsylvania, on March 1, 2018, published an article entitled “Pa. Superior Court Adds to Debate Over Jury Instructions in Wake of ‘Tincher’.” Cliff Rieders has been instrumental in this debate.


Attorney Speaks at Conference

Cliff Rieders was featured in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for his participation in a discussion about predispute arbitration clauses at the Philadelphia Bar Asosociation. 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.