Civil Litigation - Admissibility of Evidence - Drugs & Alcohol

Summary of Pennsylvania Decisions

Knowles v. Levan, 2011 PA Super 31 (February 15,2011)

Holding: The admission of evidence relating to the defendant's consumption of drugs and alcohol must beharmful or prejudicial to constitute reversible error. Evidence relating to the consumption of drugs andalcohol is not relevant, however, to the determination ofdamages when negligence is conceded.