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Strict Liability Claims

Strict Liability Claims As a practical matter, most personal injury claims are based on allegations of negligence, as developed through the common law. We've looked at the components of a claim based on negligence—the breach of a duty of care, causation, and actual loss—in other blogs. There are … [Read more...]

Defending a Strict Liability Claim

Defending a Strict Liability Claim Though most personal injury lawsuits are based on a legal theory of negligence, or breach of a duty to use reasonable care, there are also instances where an injured person may seek compensation based on a theory of "strict liability." We discussed the concept of … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the BedBugs Bite

Don't Let the BedBugs Bite A recent article indicated that the School District of Philadelphia has had a bedbug problem at Dobbins High School, and that the students are safe while the school cleans the property. As an attorney who has been handling bedbug-related litigation for the past five … [Read more...]

Philadelphia City Hall Bed Bug Infestation

Bed Bug Infestation at Philadelphia City Hall I was sorry to hear about the bed bug infestation in a portion of the Philadelphia City Hall building. As an attorney who has represented numerous individuals against landlords, hotels, and movie theaters, I know how difficult it is to eradicate bed … [Read more...]

What is an Attractive Nuisance?

We've all heard a story like this—a small child climbs a sand pile or wanders into a swimming pool, attracted simply by curiosity. Unfortunately, in many of these instances, all does not end well. The sand pile may collapse in on the child, or the child may not know how to swim. Under the law, … [Read more...]

Injuries at Amusement Parks

Studies conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that nearly 10,000 people are hurt every year in accidents at amusement parks. Over a 14 year period, more than 50 people died in amusement park accidents, with more than one in four deaths coming on roller coasters. About half … [Read more...]

Defective Product Recalls

In today's economy where new consumer products are introduced seemingly every day, many get to market without a full understanding of the potential dangers they present. Pharmaceutical products, consumer goods, motor vehicle components, recreational items, environmental and cleaning products—when … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Dram Shop Laws in PA

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, not just the driver may be held at fault. Pennsylvania has a law called the Dram Shop Law. This law holds businesses and staff accountable for serving liquor to people who are already clearly drunk who then drive while … [Read more...]

Bed Bugs

Metzger & Kleiner has settled over 10 Bed Bug cases this year for amounts ranging from 7,500 to 27 000 dollars. These cases include apartment house infestations, Hotel/Motel infestations, as well as settlements with furniture sellers of infested products. The cases arise from failure of the … [Read more...]

Bounce House Injuries

In a recent study, as many as 30 children a day are injured in bounce houses at parks , fairs and private homes. Most of these incidents involve children falling inside or out of the inflated houses, and collisions with other children. The numbers show a doubling since 2008, and a 15 fold … [Read more...]

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