Course Description

This course provides a wide-ranging look at recent court decisions from 2019 and early 2020.  Topics include:

  • Discovery: Evidence
  • Discovery: Peer Review
  • Depositions of Doctors
  • Informed Consent
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Voire Dire
  • Product Liability
  • Auto Insurance/Motor Vehicle
  • Subrogation
  • Negligence
  • Procedure
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Workers Comp
  • Insurance: Bad Faith
  • Nursing Home Arbitration


This course includes video recorded from a live presentation for the Lycoming Law Association

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.  

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Clifford A. Rieders, Esq.

    Clifford A. Rieders, Esq.

    Mr. Rieders is a partner in the Williamsport law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann. He graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Coat of Arms Society and Academic Scholarships from New York University and received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in 1973. In Washington D. C. he worked for the Maritime Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce and for defense counsel Henry Rothblatt in the celebrated Watergate case. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Malcolm Muir, United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include medical/hospital malpractice, personal injury actions, pharmaceutical/medical device cases and civil rigs issues, commercial cases, class actions, MDL and complex litigation including federal law issues. Current involvements include serving as Past President of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association now called the Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Pennsylvania Bar Association, Past-Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee, current member of the Political Action Committee and Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Health Care Law Committee; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now called American Association for Justice; Federal Bar Association, Past President of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter; American Law Institute, Consultative Group on Products Liability Restatement of Torts Third, Products Liability, General Torts and Apportionment of Liability projects; Emotional Distress and others. Mr Rieders is also the Past President and one of the original members of the Pennsylvania’s Patient Safety Authority, created by revisions to the Mcare Act in 2002. Mr. Rieders is a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Standard Civil Jury Instruction Committee, and The Civil Justice Foundation, Founding Sponsor. He was the first President of Citizens for Consumer Justice. He has written numerous articles and books on a variety of legal topics since 1975. He is a frequent op-ed writer.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Content
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Case Law Update 2020 Course Materials
    • 2020 Case Law Update Part One
    • 2020 Case Law Update Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)