August 25th, 2022 by Rieders Travis in Statute of Limitations

Kornfeind v. New Werner Holding Co., 2022 Pa. LEXIS 1172 (August 16, 2022) (Mundy, J.)  This case says that 42 Pa.C.S. § 5521(b) does not apply where the accident happened in Illinois but lawsuit was initiated in Philadelphia.  Claim means any right of action which may be asserted in a civil action or proceeding.  The Supreme Court agreed with the lower court that the uniform statute of limitations on Foreign Claims Act does not require the application of a foreign jurisdiction statute of repose.  Statute of repose is substantive; statute of limitations is procedural.  Therefore, the order of the Superior Court that affirmed the trial court denying a motion for summary judgment was likewise affirmed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Attorney Cliff Rieders

Attorney Cliff RiedersCliff Rieders is a Nationally Board Certified Trial Lawyer practicing personal injury law. A large part of his practice involves multi-district litigation, including cases related to pharmaceuticals, vitamin supplements and medical devices. He is admitted in several state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Rieders is the past regional president of the Federal Bar Association and is a life member of the distinguished American Law Institute, which promulgates proposed rules adopted by many state courts. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. As a founder of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, he served on the Board for 15 years.

Not only has Rieders held many highly esteemed, leadership positions, he authored legislation related to the Patient Safety Authority and the Mcare Act, which governs medical and hospital liability actions in Pennsylvania. He authored texts upon which both practitioners and judges rely, including Pennsylvania Malpractice Laws and Forms, and Financial Responsibility Law Issues in Pennsylvania, the latter governing auto and truck collisions in Pennsylvania. In addition, he wrote several books on the practice of law in Pennsylvania regarding wrongful death and survivor actions, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice claims and worker rights, among others. Rieders also serves as a resource to practitioners as a regular speaker for Celesq, an arm of the world’s largest legal publisher, Thomson Reuters West Publishing.

As recognition of his wide range of contribution to his profession and of his dedication to protecting the rights of his clients, he received numerous awards, among them the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award, the Milton D. Rosenberg Award, the B’nai B’rith Justice Award, and awards of recognition from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers. [ Attorney Bio ]



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