Case Summaries

Case Notes from Richard E. Freeburn, Esquire, “The Lawyers Lawyer”.

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A Child Support Non-Disbursement Order Must be Honored Even if the Workers’ Compensation Settlement is Less Than $5,000.00.

In Coffman v. Kline, 2017 WL 3123867, (Pa. Super., July 24, 2017), the Lehigh County domestic relations section (DRS) filed a petition on behalf of a mother seeking to hold a workers’ compensation claim servicer in contempt for disbursing workers’ compensation settlement proceeds of less than $5,000.00 in violation of the DRS non-disbursement order.

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A Panel of The Superior Court Holds That Punitive Damages May Not be Added After the Statute of Limitations Has Expired.

In Khaalid Amir Wilson, et al v. U.S. Security Associates, Inc., et al, 2017 WL 3034031, 2017 Pa. Super 226 (July 18, 2017), a three judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that it was legally incorrect to permit the addition of a clam for punitive damages after the statute of limitations had expired. 

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