Appellate Law

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Appellate Law

The attorneys at Gold & Ferrante, P.C. have appellate experience at every level of the process. They are appellate veterans who have shown skill in developing creative intellectual approaches to complex legal problems. They have represented both appellants and appellees in a variety of issues across the civil litigation spectrum including a substantial concentration in the healthcare area. Our attorneys have been in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and have successfully obtained review from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in several cases.

In the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Gold & Ferrante attorneys have led litigation that ultimately established resulting in the establishment of a new test for the deference rule pursuant to the First Amendment broadening the ability to sue religious institutions. Our attorneys have been on the winning side of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court case stating that the Althaus test for duty analysisapplied across the board in virtually any situation involving the existence of a duty. In the same case, we successfully argued to limit the expansion of responsibility of physicians to third parties in the context of medical malpractice. In that case, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that trial courts should be reluctant to create new causes of action and defer to their legislature.

Gold & Ferrante, P.C. has also changed the existing test for duty analysis in relation to nursing homes.

Our attorneys have had numerous successes in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania litigating one of the first statute of repose cases pursuant to the MCare Act.

In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, our attorneys have contributed to appeals in a wide range of areas—from the applicability of the First Amendment to string bands in the Mummers Parade to the applicability of a variety of different tests to §1983 litigation brought by prisoners against healthcare organizations and the applicability of exhaustion of administrative remedies in a variety of different situations including the three strike rule. Recently, different law firms and insurance carriers have referred their appellate work to Gold & Ferrante, P.C. Our appellate clients include nursing homes, individual healthcare practitioners, insurance companies, hospitals, and small corporations.

Founding shareholder Alan Gold, named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the Appellate area every year since 2005, has lead the appeals in several groundbreaking cases. He has also received AV Preeminent® ratings from Martindale-Hubbell since 1993.

Contact Alan Gold at 215-885-1118 x 201 or email: asg@goldferrantelaw.com for additional information on our cost-effective and innovative approaches to the Appellate process.