Since its inception more than eight decades ago, the Pennsylvania "Dead Man's Rule" has proven to be the source of great conflict, controversy, and debate. Reflecting a national concern, various legal communities within the commonwealth have extolled the virtues and shortcomings of the rule, while advancing arguments for its sustenance and abolition respectively. Yet one undisputed reaction to the rule remains a constant; the universal sense of injustice provoked when it is applied to any given set of facts.
Thomas N. Silverman,
The Pennsylvania Dead Man's Rule: A Decedent's Delight,
Duq. L. Rev.
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