Rules of Evidence

Evidence of Prior DUI Conviction and DUI Education Class Admissible to Establish Driver’s Mens Rea

Evidence of a prior DUI conviction and participation in a DUI education program is admissible as inferential evidence of a driver’s state of mind, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held in Com. v. Diehl.

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Reference to Benevolent Gesture Statute Added to Rules of Evidence

On July 30, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a revision of the Comment to Pennsylvania Rule of Evidence 409 (Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses).

By | 2015-08-12T12:00:22+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, General|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Reference to Benevolent Gesture Statute Added to Rules of Evidence

Evidence of Patient’s Consent to Treatment Inadmissible in Medical Negligence Action

Evidence that a patient affirmatively consented to treatment after being informed of the risks of that treatment is generally irrelevant to a cause of action sounding in medical negligence, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Brady v. Urbas.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:29+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, Health Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Evidence of Patient’s Consent to Treatment Inadmissible in Medical Negligence Action