SEPTA v. Orrstown Fin. Serv. Inc.

The Third Circuit provided civil procedure junkies with their fix when the Court detangled Rule 15(c) as well as statutes of limitations and repose. In this securities litigation, certain claims were dismissed early in the proceedings. After a lengthy period of discovery, the plaintiffs sought to amend their complaint to reinstitute the dismissed claims based … Read more

Kornfeind v. New Werner Holding Co.

In¬†Kornfiend v. New Werner Holding Co., Kornfiend sued New Werner as well as Home Depot and alleged strict product liability and negligence claims related to the design, manufacture, and sale of a ladder which Kornfiend fell from as he worked on his house. The Superior Court ruled that the lower court erred in denying Home … Read more

Calabretta v. Guidi Homes, Inc.

In Calabretta v. Guidi Homes, Inc., the Superior Court quashed a home-builder’s appeal that challenged the trial court’s order denying (in part) the home builder’s motion for summary judgment. The home builder claimed that the suit was barred by the statute of repose, which typically protects home builders from suits more than 12 years after … Read more