THANK YOU READERS:
We wish to gratefully thank Dawn T., Susan M., Renee W., Leslie F., and Harold W. for their kind referrals of injury clients to us. Referrals are what keeps us going. Thank you for doing this. We really appreciate it.
WHAT IS NEW AT THE TULLY LAW FIRM:
Clergy Abuse Cases – There is a case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that will have a huge impact on whether victims of clergy abuse by priests will be able to recover for their injuries. The issue is whether the 2-year Statute of Limitations applies for the victims since many of the abuse cases are very old. Normally the Statute of Limitations would prevent victims from recovering any money at all for their abuse. But the PA Supreme Court is considering whether to extend the Statute of Limitations in clergy abuse cases. The decision is expected in the next few months. Our firm has 2 active church abuse cases right now. Call us today if you have been abused by a member of any clergy. No recovery/no fee.
BAD FAITH CLAIM AGAINST YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY:
What if your insurance company isn’t giving you fair compensation for your underinsurance claim? Well you may file a lawsuit against your own insurance company for Bad Faith. You can argue they haven’t been negotiating with you in good faith. In order to win a Bad Faith Claim, you must prove that 1)your insurance company did not have a reasonable basis for their low offer and 2)your insurance company knew their offer wasn’t fair and did it anyway. We recently were able to get a pretty decent settlement on a Bad Faith Claim. We are only a phone call away.
VENUE AND WHY IT MATTERS TO YOUR CASE:
Venue means where your case is heard. Venue has a major impact on how much $$ you receive for your injuries. In Pennsylvania venue is proper in the county where the accident occurred OR the county where the wrongdoer resides. If you file a lawsuit against a person or company that is located in a different state than you, that party has the right to move the case from State Court to Federal Court. But that could be okay for you because Federal Court mandates an early mediation to try and settle your case.
FALL IS HERE: PUMPKIN PATCH VISITS THIS FALL:
Who has ever went on a hayride trip to pick out a pumpkin and carve it with the family? Do you have happy memories of the hayride experience?
WHERE DOES HALLOWEEN COME FROM:
The origins of Halloween date back to an ancient Celtic festival that occurred at the end of the harvest before the beginning of winter. People believed that on that night the boundary between the living and the dead became blurred, and ghosts returned from the dead! To prevent the ghosts from harming them, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off the ghosts!
THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES ARE STRUGGLING:
Well, I know the expectations for the Pirates were low going into this shortened season. But who expected them to be in last place as we write this Newsletter? Geez!
How do you feel the season is going so far? How do you think Ben and the Defense are doing? Play-offs?
What do you think of the changes the Pens made this off-season? Do we have one more Stanley Cup run in us? Go Sid!
JOKE OF THE MONTH:
What is the tallest building in the world? The library because it has so many stories!
UNIQUE WORD OF THE MONTH:
Exhort – Verb. To incite by argument or advice/urge strongly. The priest exhorted his listeners to support the church.
ZANTAC AND CANCER:
As we have previously mentioned, the FDA issued a Zantac Recall because some ingredients in it may be cancer causing agents. If you have used Zantac for a long period of time and have recently been diagnosed with cancer, please contact us.
MASKS DURING DEPOSITIONS:
Masks are required inside Pennsylvania Courthouses. So an issue has arisen when someone is questioned under oath. Should the person testifying be required to take off their face mask during the Court proceedings? Attorneys have argued that the mask hides some of the reactions/expressions that the person may make when being questioned. What do you think?
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Kim R. on answering last month’s question and winning a $50.00 check.
NOW FOR YOUR CHANCE: What is the name of the famous (or infamous) vampire from Transylvania? Hint, he was a Count.
Your friends and attorneys,
Bernard M. Tully & Michael J. Tully