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Warrington auto repair company charges former employees with breach of contract, RICO violations

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 2, 2016, 9:08am

ALLENTOWN – A Pennsylvania-based auto repair business has initiated legal action against two of its former employees, claiming they breached their employment agreements and violated federal law in the process.

Third Circuit affirms granting of summary judgment against fired Penn State University professor

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 2, 2016, 9:06am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges have decided to uphold a trial court’s decision of summary judgment in a breach of contract and wrongful termination case brought by a former medical college professor.

Plaintiff in qui tam action cannot be granted access to records that do not exist, court says

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 1, 2016, 10:04am

PHILADELPHIA – An appellate judge says the plaintiff of record in a qui tam action cannot be granted access to stenographic court records which he says do not exist.

ScripsAmerica sues former president and CEO for alleged violations of finance and securities laws

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 1, 2016, 10:03am

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey-based health care corporation has filed suit against its former President and CEO, alleging he breached his fiduciary duty and failed to disclose a prior felony conviction, among other charges.

Arch Insurance Company granted judgment in excess of $3 million plus interest in breach of contract lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 30, 2016, 9:01am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has entered a multimillion-dollar default judgment plus interest against a Delaware man in an insurance-based breach of contract lawsuit.

Motel 6 trademark infringement case headed back to Pennsylvania federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 30, 2016, 8:56am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges has ruled to vacate a trial court’s decision with interpretation to statutes surrounding counterfeiting and pre-judgment interest in a trademark use action.

Superior Court transfers PHFA sovereign immunity issue action to Commonwealth Court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 30, 2016, 8:53am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has relinquished jurisdiction over a matter involving the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and sovereign immunity, and opted to transfer it to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court remands wrongful death action to Allegheny County court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 30, 2016, 8:52am

HARRISBURG – By order of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a wrongful death action is headed back to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings.

Appellate court throws out appeal of former hospital employee and affirms prior settlement approval

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 28, 2016, 10:16am

PHILADELPHIA – Three appellate court judges have thrown out an appeal pertaining to a settlement in a wrongful termination action involving a former employee of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Court: Nebraska transportation company denied motion for summary judgment in accident litigation

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 22, 2016, 11:39pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge in Philadelphia dismissed a request for summary judgment from a Nebraska transportation company accused of negligence in a 2012 automobile accident.

Federal court says Ohio law firm didn't violate Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 22, 2016, 8:33am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit alleging an Ohio law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when it attempted to collect a six-figure unpaid debt.

Former Drexel University professor's lawsuit transferred to Pa. federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 22, 2016, 8:32am

PHILADELPHIA – A Moorestown man and former Drexel University professor who alleged the school engaged in breach of contract and other offenses when it terminated him has had his case transferred from federal court in New Jersey to Pennsylvania.

Inapplicable case law cited as grounds for rejecting new trial in malicious prosecution litigation

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 22, 2016, 8:27am

A federal appellate judge cited inapplicable case law as the primary reason a new trial would not be granted in a malicious prosecution case.

Federal judge orders police civil rights action remanded to Philadelphia state court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 18, 2016, 11:51am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ordered litigation alleging civil rights violations committed by members of the Philadelphia Police Department to be remanded to state court.

Seat belt defense not applicable says state court judge, General Motors denied summary judgment

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 18, 2016, 11:50am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia state court judge has rejected the notion that a principal’s disputed use of a seat belt in a wrongful death action is grounds for a granting of summary judgment.

Third Circuit says Pa. federal judge will not be recused from discrimination case

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 16, 2016, 10:09am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit says a U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylania judge will not be recused from presiding over a civil discrimination case.

Injured Wells Fargo customer does not prove bank's liability, Superior Court says

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 16, 2016, 9:59am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Wells Fargo in an injury lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she was seriously injured trying to walk through the doors at one of the defendant’s bank branch location.

Summary judgment against dismissed SEPTA cashier upheld by Third Circuit

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 16, 2016, 9:59am

PHILADELPHIA – An appellate judge has affirmed a ruling of summary judgment on behalf of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and one of its supervisors, in an employment discrimination litigation.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of Judgment of Non Pros in legal malpractice litigation

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 16, 2016, 9:58am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed the denial of a motion to strike the entry of a Judgment of Non Pros rendered in a legal malpractice action.

Federal court rules statute of limitations may bar cardiovascular injury claims against GlaxoSmithKline

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 14, 2016, 8:36am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge ruled the claims of a man who allegedly suffered cardiovascular injuries from taking a diabetic drug have the opportunity to be barred by a three-year statute of limitations.