Peacock Tales • Winter 2010

Brief Notes 

  • The Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County ruled that, barring an exclusion in the policy, an insurance company was required to pay the claim of an insane insured who burned down his own house.
  • A Lancaster Court of Common Pleas held that where a dog is properly fenced in, and a child stands on the fence and the dog jumps up and bites the child, the dog's owner and the property owner are not liable for the child's injuries.
  • The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court found that the mention of "God" at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting did not equate with the exercise of religion for zoning purposes.
  • The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas held that a nursing home contract that provided for arbitration for a resident's personal injury was permissible..

Lawyer Jokes

We at Peacock Keller hear our share of lawyer jokes and we have to admit we enjoy some of them. We would like to share a few with you from time to time with our editorial comments added.

Q. How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?
A. None, they would rather keep their clients in the dark.

Our policy, however, has always been to keep our clients as well informed as possible about the status of their case and we encourage them to always call or email us regarding their file.

Q. What do you get when you cross a librarian with a lawyer?
A. All the information you need, but you can't understand a word of it.

Our clients frequently bring to us complex issues not readily disposed of quickly or simply. We endeavor to explain the legal process and proceedings to our clients in terms that they can understand.

Client questions are always welcome, as a well-informed client is the best kind of client to work with.


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