Personal Injury Claims Against Municipalities: Defending Vehicular Liability and Premises Liability Claims
Evaluating Common Claims, Defenses and Damages; Navigating Unique Discovery and Evidentiary Issues
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
The CLE course will provide guidance to municipal and insurance defense attorneys for defending cases filed against municipalities that involve vehicular liability, premises liability and other common municipal liability claims based on negligence. The panel will review the strict procedural requirements that must be followed when suing municipalities, outline discovery and evidentiary issues unique to these cases, and review damages assessment and valuation issues.
- Common claims against municipalities
- Notice requirements
- Pleading requirements
- Common defenses
- Discovery challenges
- Evidentiary challenges
- Assessing damages
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the legal and practical considerations for attorneys defending against claims alleging municipal liability?
- What evidentiary and discovery challenges are unique to municipal liability claims—and how can counsel best address them?
- What defenses do municipalities often raise in these cases?
Jay H. Krulewitch
Jay H. Krulewitch Law
Mr. Krulewitch is a trial attorney with nearly 25 years of experience. He represents clients who may have been injured... | Read More
Mr. Krulewitch is a trial attorney with nearly 25 years of experience. He represents clients who may have been injured by the negligence of individuals, corporations, cities, counties or other governmental entities in personal injury claims, and constitutional and civil rights violations involving law enforcement.Close
Diane B. Sher, Esq.
Fineman Krekstein & Harris
Ms. Sher has more than 30 years of experience defending commercial, governmental and individual clients in complex... | Read More
Ms. Sher has more than 30 years of experience defending commercial, governmental and individual clients in complex civil litigation. Her areas of focus include insurance defense, trucking litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. Ms. Sher also has broad experience in municipal liability law, including serving as the Assistant General Counsel to the School District of Philadelphia.Close