Risk Management & Workers’ Compensation

Seven Pietragallo Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2020 Guide


Best Lawyers® has named seven Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP lawyers in its newly released The Best Lawyers in America 2020 guide. The rankings are based entirely on peer-review content, designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers on the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same practice area and region. The… Read more »

Frank Pipak to present at NBI re Workers’ Compensation


Frank Pipak will be leading a presentation titled, “Ethical Considerations in Workers’ Compensation” and “Preparing Your Case: Procedures for Claimant and Defendant” with the National Business Institute. The National Business Institute is dedicated to providing practical, skill-based CLE seminars and online CLE courses. For more information about this presentation, please visit their website. For more… Read more »

Inside-Outside Counsel Summit

June 16, 2016

Mary G. March will speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Inside-Outside Counsel Summit. She will be part of a panel discussing, “Time Management for Lawyers – Taking Back Your Life.” The event takes place June 16-17, 2016 at The Gettysburg Hotel in Gettysburg, PA.

National Business Institute

April 18, 2016

Frank E. Pipak will speak at “Handling the Workers’ Compensation Case from Start to Finish” seminar hosted by the National Business Institute.  He will present on “Preparing Your Case: Procedures for Claimant and Defendant” and “Settlement Options (Including MSA Considerations).” The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South on April 18th, 2016. CLE credit is… Read more »

Babcock & Wilcox Raises As Many Questions As It Answers

August 27, 2013

Should it stand, the Superior Court’s opinion in Babcock & Wilcox v. American Nuclear Insurers, 2013 PA Super 174, — A.3d —- (2013), will have a greater impact on Pennsylvania coverage disputes than any case decided by our appellate courts in decades. Of great interest, however, is what the court did not decide. While an admirable… Read more »

Nine Pietragallo Lawyers Selected as 2014 Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2013

Nine lawyers from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).  The attorneys who received this distinguished honor are listed below: William Pietragallo, II (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants) Mark Gordon (Workers’ Compensation… Read more »

Firm Newsletter, Winter 2013

February 1, 2013

Articles In This Issue: 1. The Fundamentals of Intellectual Property 2. Circuit Split Narrowed in Favor of Employees With Disabilities Regarding Whether ADA Reassignment Requires Preferential Treatment 3. The Superior Court’s Decision in Patton v. Worthington Sounds Death Knell for Statutory Employer Defense and Elevates Construction Costs Throughout the Commonwealth 4. Pennsylvania Product Liability Law Remains Unsettled… Read more »

Patton Sounds Death Knell For Statutory Employer Defense

November 14, 2012

In March, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision in Patton v. Worthington Associates that virtually eliminated the statutory employer defense in Pennsylvania and, should the decision stand, will create a flood of new litigation against contractors and their insureds and will serve to substantially elevate construction costs throughout Pennsylvania. What does this mean for the… Read more »

PA Court Addresses Work Injury Occurring During Lunch

October 31, 2012

Background Facts of Case On October 20, 2006, Dr. Jack Rabin was a professor employed by the Pennsylvania State University.  Sandra Rabin later pursued a fatal workers’ compensation claim petition alleging Dr. Rabin’s November 13, 2006 death resulted from work-related injuries incurred on October 20, 2006.  At that time, Dr. Rabin already had several serious systemic conditions,… Read more »

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