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State Supreme Court rules fired worker not entitled to see personnel file

David Hutton Jul. 3, 2017, 9:33am

HARRISBURG — In a case that ultimately could have far-reaching impact across the state, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that terminated employees are precluded from inspecting their personnel files.

Pittsburgh police prevail, will not be required to live within city limits

David Hutton Jun. 9, 2017, 11:54am

PITTSBURGH — The state Supreme Court on May 22 ruled that police officers in Pittsburgh must only live within 25 air miles of downtown instead of within city limits, upholding a 2014 decision by an arbitrator.

Superior Court rejects Honda’s call for new trial in $55M case

David Hutton May 11, 2017, 9:50am

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected American Honda Motor Co.’s motion for a new trial after a lower court’s jury awarded $55.3 million in damages to Carlos Martinez, who was paralyzed in an accident in a Honda vehicle.

Court sides with Pennsylvania lawyer in legal malpractice suit

David Hutton Apr. 7, 2017, 12:38pm

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a legal malpractice lawsuit against William S. Schweers Jr.

Commonwealth Court sides with cab company over disputed fine

David Hutton Mar. 16, 2017, 9:45am

PHILADELPHIA - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a lower court ruling that upheld a fine imposed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division against Germantown Cab Co.

Fort Washington behavioral hospital finds itself on OSHA 'perp walk'

David Hutton Feb. 2, 2017, 12:18pm

WASHINGTON – In an effort to deter noncompliance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is turning to alternative methods to ensure employers provide safe and healthy workplace, including what has been dubbed the "perp walk" approach.