We are pleased to announce that Thomas Smith and Rhett Cherkin have been certified as specialists in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section. Smith and Cherkin join attorneys Daniel Bricmont and Fred Soilis as certified workers' comp specialists.
Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman to be recognized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for its overwhelming support of research for people with Type 1 diabetes
Bill Caroselli, our founding partner, has decided to take "of counsel" status at the firm. The change will allow Caroselli more flexibility to focus on his interests outside the firm, including his role as Chairman of the WQED Multimedia Board of Directors.
Craig Coleman, an associate of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been named the Best Lawyers 2015 Product Liability "Lawyer of the Year" in Pittsburgh. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
We are proud to announce that eleven of our lawyers have been honored by Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is a peer rating service that has been honoring lawyers since 1983. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Last Thursday, a federal judge from Pennsylvania denied Energy Corporation of America's (ECA) motion to overturn his judgment-a judgment that awarded nearly $912,000 to Greene County, PA landowners. The judgment was awarded to the landowners-some of whom represented by Bill Caroselli of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman-in a gas royalties class action due to unpaid royalties. The judge contended that the plaintiffs provided enough evidence and sufficient testimony to win the case.
Big oil and gas companies do not back down to many of those whom they've worked over. Giant energy corporations have budgets for investments and when their numbers aren't reached or they think they can get away without paying out the full amount of royalties due to property owners, they will do it. This week, however, property owners from Western PA successfully held up an argument in court about not being paid full royalties and Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. attorney, Bill Caroselli, helped them do it.
On Sunday morning, Attorney Bill Caroselli will be featured on KDKA to discuss the dangers of cigarette smoking.
Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. and Cefalo and Associates have announced that a partial settlement with a second set of defendants has been reached in the Luzerne County juvenile-court civil litigation. The settlement, which must receive court approval, is between defendants PA Child Care, LLC, Western PA Child Care, LLC, and Mid-Atlantic Youth Services Corp., and counsel representing the plaintiff juveniles and parents of juveniles who appeared before former juvenile court judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. The civil lawsuit is continuing against, among others, the former judges.
A judge today dismissed a lawsuit that claimed Highmark accumulates "excess profits" that are in violation of state law, and that Highmark's administrators and executives make an "unreasonably high" salary. Highmark, Pennsylvania's biggest health care provider, was sued by former Highmark advisory committee members, Herman Wooden and Thomas Logan. Both men argued that Highmark's $1.2 billion in profits from 2005 to 2009 was unwarranted and inexplicable. In addition, Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas Judge Patricia McInerney also disallowed arguments that Highmark should not be able to reinvest in its for-profit affiliates or that the company gave excessive bonuses to its administrators. The judge essentially stated that although the plaintiffs' arguments make sense, it is not for a courtroom to decide whether or not major profits for a nonprofit health insurer are warranted.