WHAT IS NEW AT THE TULLY LAW FIRM
We have been admitted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum! This is special! Why? Because the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is NOT a group in which you just pay a fee and join it. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is LIMITED to attorneys and Law Firms that have provided actual documented proof that they settled a million-dollar case or even several multi- million dollar cases over the years. The Tully Law Firm has been fortunate enough to have accomplished that Gold Standard several times. All since Michael joined the firm. Hmm I wonder …
Anyway, we are blessed to be selected as a member of this prestigious organization. I guess that means we are doing something right. LOL We hope you consider the Tully Law Firm for any serious car or injury related accident.
WHAT IS NEW IN THE TULLY FAMILY
Our daughter Jessica is getting married to her long-time soulmate Kevin Horne in August at State College. We cannot wait to celebrate this joyous day. Jessica is someone who immediately lights up a room with her smile. Her future husband, Kevin, is a fantastic caring man. Congratulations Kevin and Jessica on your forthcoming wedding!!
LEGAL: HOMEOWNERS NEXT TO GOLF COURSE AWARDED $5 MILLION BY JURY
A family with a house near a golf course, was awarded $5 million by a jury for damages they sustained! Like in any slip & fall case, a critical part of the case was the golf club had NOTICE the design of the golf course resulted in the family’s home being struck by over 600 golf balls over several years. Even though the golf club had notice of the problem, they did nothing to resolve it. The family sued claiming the golf club did not protect their home from a known danger which deprived them of their right to enjoy their property. In general, victims are in a great spot if a Defendant knows of a problem, but fails to act, and that failure results in damages to the victim.
GEICO ORDERED TO PAY $5.2 MILLION TO WOMAN INFECTED WITH STD
Geico was ordered to pay $5.2 million to a woman who was infected with an STD by Geico’s insured, while in the Geico insured vehicle. What?? Geico initially denied the claim and refused to enter a defense for their insured. The Court held that by Geico refusing to defend their insured, they waived any defense to liability in the case and was not allowed to re-litigate the issue after the large award was entered against Geico. Under most circumstances, your insurance company has an obligation to provide you with a defense, which Geico ignored to its detriment.
LEGAL EAGLE QUESTION
What state has the oldest Appellate Court in America? You guessed it – Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is over 300 years old! Think about that.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR CHANCE TO RECEIVE OUR FREE BOOK
We wrote a book on “Death and Serious Car Injury Cases-Getting The Most Money For Your Claim” which explains basic legal concepts involved in death and serious car injury cases. If you would like a FREE copy of the book, call us at 412-281-8700.
LAW HISTORY: CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 SIGNED INTO LAW
In a landmark civil rights moment, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or sex!
DID YOU KNOW
The month of July is named after the Roman leader Julius Caesar! Caesar changed the Roman Calendar, known afterwards as the Julian calendar, which we still use today.
LET’S GO BUCS
The Pirates have been much more competitive than expected this year. Even if they don’t win the game, you can tell they are giving it everything they have! That’s all you can ask of them, in our book. Go Buccos!
ENJOY YOUR SUMMER WHILE IT’S STILL HERE
We hope everyone takes advantage of the great summer weather while it is here because it won’t last forever. July & August are synonymous with vacation time and spending time with family. Remember your sunscreen!
WORD OF THE MONTH
Garrulous. Adjective. Meaning “chatty” or “excessively talkative”. The professor’s garrulous, rapid-fire presentation encouraging his new theory was exciting at first, but it soon became repetitive and tiresome.
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Sandra S. who won $50.00 for successfully answering the May-June Newsletter question. Great job Sandra!
NOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $50.00:
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence which was signed on July 4, 1776?
HINT: he was our third President. (TJ)
Your friends and attorneys,
Bernard M. Tully and Michael J. Tully
Have a Great July and August!!