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Pennsylvania Causes of Action is a unique and indispensable working resource for any law office. It sets forth theories of recovery under Pennsylvania law, provides defenses, and more.
"As a general practitioner for 39 years, “jack of all trades and master of none” is an understatement.  I use Pennsylvania Causes of Action regularly for a quick and convenient refresher on options available as I evaluate the factual nuances of new cases that come in. It is a good initial reference source and I have referred it to many others." - Luther (Chip) Milspaw, The Law Offices of Luther Milspaw, Harrisburg, PA

"This is a book that every young Pennsylvania plaintiff's lawyer should reference when drafting a complaint. The elements of each cause of action are set forth in such a way to serve as a road map for pleading facts necessary to prove your case." - Michael P. Kane, Esq., Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C., Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Causes of Action is a unique and indispensable working resource for any law office. It sets forth theories of recovery under Pennsylvania law, provides defenses, applicable statutes of limitation and tables of authorities. The authors – highly regarded and experienced practitioners – have contributed explanatory notes for many of the sections.

An excellent attorney desk reference for practically any client matter. Ideal for law libraries.

Pennsylvania Causes of Action will help attorneys distill concepts and simplify the process of drafting initial pleadings.


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SKU PACAUS11
Division Name The Legal Intelligencer
Volumes 0
Product Types Books
Brand The Legal Intelligencer
Publication Date October 28, 2018
Jurisdiction Pennsylvania
ISBN 978-1-62881-531-3
Page Count 354
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Gaetan J. Alfano
Joel Feldman

Joel Feldman is the Managing Partner of Anapol Weiss, as well as an active trial attorney.  He is proud to have participated in the firm's successes in the past and to have helped the firm earn its reputation for excellence.  His clients are unanimous in their appreciation for his hard work, as well as his compassion and concern for their interests.

He has represented a number of individuals in a wide variety of personal injury actions, as well as securities litigation and stockbroker claims.  His personal injury practice includes cases arising from dangerous products and construction site accidents, nursing home neglect, dangerous conditions on properties, automobile and truck accidents, medical and dental malpractice, and alcohol-related accidents.  He received his Bachelor's degree from University of Vermont in 1976 and his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1981.

Ronald J Shaffer
David J. Carney

David J. Carney


David J. Carney joined Anapol Weiss in 2010 as an associatein the firm’s Toxic Tort and Medical Malpractice Departments. In that time, hehas zealously and successfully advocated for the rights of injured victims in avariety of complex matters, including products liability, medical malpractice,benzene exposure, toxic torts, asbestos exposure, premises liability, motorvehicle accidents, dram shop, vaccine injury compensation, mass torts and classactions.


David was selected for inclusionin the 2015 and 2016 New Jersey and Pennsylvania editions of Super Lawyers®Rising Stars, a distinction given to only 2.5% of lawyers who are either under40 years old or in practice for less than 10 years.


David was also named as a memberof The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in Pennsylvania. Thisprofessional organization is composed of the top trial lawyers under the age of40 who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership and trial results in theirspecific state or region.


During his time at Anapol Weiss,David has played an integral role in obtaining multi-million dollar verdictsfor his clients that have been injured as a result of a physician’s medicalnegligence.  . Along with Lawrence R. Cohan, Esquire, David has helpedobtain a $1.9 million verdict in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania for theestate of a pregnant mother, whose pneumonia was misdiagnosed upon herpresentation to the emergency room, resulting in her death, leaving behind twoyoung children. He also played a critical role in obtaining a $1.1 millionverdict in Cumberland County, New Jersey for the estate of a father, whopresented to the emergency room with symptoms of a pulmonary embolism that wasmisdiagnosed and consequently led to his death.

David is an active member in theVaccine Injury Petitioner’s Bar Association that advocates for the rights ofvictims who have been injured as a result of a vaccination. In addition, Davidis intimately involved with the Young Lawyers Division of the U.S. Court ofFederal Claims in Washington, D.C., the court where all of the vaccine casesare adjudicated. Outside of vaccine litigation, David is an active member ofthe American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice,the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Trial LawyersAssociation. Finally, he is also an author of The Legal Intelligencer’sPennsylvania Causes of Action, First, Second, Third and Fourth Editions, whichserve as a quick starting point for any case containing Pennsylvania civilactions. The books compile outlines and index theories of recovery underPennsylvania law and provide defenses and applicable statutes of limitationwith tables of authorities.

David earned his Bachelor of ArtsDegree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University while alsoobtaining a minor in Business Law.  David then went on to earn his lawdegree from Widener University School of Law, now the Delaware Law School,where he was a recipient of the Widener Scholar scholarship. While in lawschool, David was a member of The Widener Law Review for two years and servedon the editorial board during his third year. He currently serves as a mentorin the Widener Law Mentoring Program, which mentors current law studentsregarding law school and the role of lawyers and judges in the profession.


Prior to joining Anapol Weiss,David served as a judicial law clerk intern to the Honorable Allan L. Tereshkoin the First Judicial District in the Philadelphia County Court of CommonPleas, Civil Trial Division.








Summary of Contents
Chapter 1: Agency or Fiduciary Based Causes of Action......................1
Chapter 2: Attorney and Legal Services Causes of Action....................7
Chapter 3: Banking, Commercial Paper.................................................11
Chapter 4: Constitutional Causes of Action..........................................17
Chapter 5: Contract or Quasi-Contract Causes of Action...................23
Chapter 6: Corporate- and Partnership-Based Causes of Action.......57
Chapter 7: Damage Related Causes of Action......................................71
Chapter 8: Employer and Employee-Based Causes of Action............75
Chapter 9: Equitable Causes of Action..................................................91
Chapter 10: Family and Matrimonial Causes of Action......................97
Chapter 11: Insurance Based Causes of Action..................................111
Chapter 12: Judicial Based Causes of Action......................................119
Chapter 13: Real Property Causes of Action.......................................137
Chapter 14: Statutory Causes of Action...............................................149
Chapter 15: Tort Causes of Action........................................................159
Chapter 16: Trust & Estate Causes of Action......................................205
Chapter 17: Defenses..............................................................................211
Table of Statutes.......................................................................................225
Table of Cases..........................................................................................233
Index.........................................................................................................263

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