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The “As-Is” Clause In A Residential Lease

Is an “As-Is” clause in a residential lease in Pennsylvania enforceable? That is a question that comes up any time a tenant is injured in a rental property and attempts to sue the landlord. Landlords will commonly include an “As-Is” clause in the lease. The “As-Is” clause generally says that the tenant accepts the property […]

The Philadelphia Bouncer Code

The Philadelphia Bouncer Code requires that bars and restaurants in Philadelphia ensure their bouncers receive proper safety training and certification. This helps to protect the public. When bars and restaurants follow this law it helps guarantee that bouncers in the City receive sufficient training so they can safely do their jobs without unnecessarily endangering customers. […]

John Mattiacci Serves As Temple Law Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy

During the Spring semester of 2018, John Mattiacci taught as a Temple Law adjunct professor of trial advocacy at his alma mater. He co-taught a 2L class with his wife, Laura Carlin Mattiacci. Both John and Laura graduated from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2002. They served together on the […]

Proving older products are defective

Proving older products are defective in a product liability case can be difficult. However, it is possible with the right arguments. The key to any such case is showing that the product was defective at the time it was designed or sold. Evidence that safer alternative designs were available when the product was designed, manufactured […]

Trial Victory Against State Farm Insurance

John Mattiacci won a recent jury trial verdict against State Farm Insurance Company in a contested motor vehicle accident case. John tried the case with co-counsel Gabriel Levin.  The trial was held in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. The case involved a car collision that resulted in injuries to the plaintiff. State […]

Personal Jurisdiction Over A Foreign Defendant In Pennsylvania

Obtaining personal jurisdiction over a foreign defendant in Pennsylvania can be challenging. Defendants will often seek to dismiss a case at the outset if any argument can be made that the defendant does not maintain sufficient contacts with Pennsylvania to be haled into court there. Personal injury attorney John Mattiacci has extensive experience in defeating motions to […]

Mattiacci Law recovers $365,000 for child in defective elevator case

The personal injury firm of Mattiacci Law recently recovered $365,000 for a young child in a defective elevator case. A 3 year old child’s hand was caught by an elevator door and was cut open. The child sustained a serious laceration to her hand. Mattiacci Law aggressively pursued the case against the elevator installer and […]

Gap Insurance, What Is It And Do I Need It?

Gap insurance is a type of motor vehicle insurance. This type of coverage comes into play if your car is totaled in an accident. Gap insurance is an optional coverage that will pay the difference between the actual cash value of your car and the amount you still owe on a lease or loan. This can […]

Ford Transit Wagon Recall and F-150 Recall

Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for the 2015 and 2016 model year Ford Transit Wagon due to defective rear seat belts. According to Ford, the rear seat belts can fail to latch properly if any heavy object is placed on top of them. Any seat belt failure can increase the risk of injury in […]

Pennsylvania’s statute of repose

  Pennsylvania’s Statute of Repose bars certain actions against any person or company for the negligent design or construction of an improvement to real property that is more than 12 years old. In other words, if a dangerous condition of a real property causes an injury to a person, any claim against the designer or installer […]

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