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Superior Court affirms medical malpractice win for defendants

Shanice Harris Apr. 26, 2017, 11:35am

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court recently ruled in favor of defendants Chestnut Hill Hospital, Tri-County Emergency Physicians and many of its associates in an appeal filed by Ellesia Blaque of a trial court decision clearing the healthcare provider of medical malpractice.

Doctor responds to lawsuit filed against Allegheny Health Network, others

Shanice Harris Apr. 18, 2017, 10:12am

PITTSBURGH — Defendants in a case dealing with the alleged wrongful death of an Allegheny Health Network patient filed multiple objections against the plaintiff's lawsuit recently, arguing that several sections be stricken from the complaint.

Ex-ScripsAmerica CEO files motion to dismiss or transfer his former employer's case against him

Shanice Harris Apr. 14, 2017, 10:04am

PHILADELPHIA — Defendant Robert Schneiderman has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by ScripsAmerica Inc. Schneideman, in the alternative, asks to transfer the action to the U.S. District Court of Delaware.

Doctor won't receive new trial after damages award reduced by $52K

Shanice Harris Mar. 27, 2017, 11:35am

HARRISBURG — A doctor has lost his appeal seeking a new trial on damages after a Lehigh County court reduced a jury verdict in his favor by more than $50,000.

Homeowner not liable for broken kneecap suffered by woman in trip over water pipe

Shanice Harris Mar. 23, 2017, 10:19am

HARRISBURG — A woman has lost her lawsuit against a homeowner she sued after she tripped over a water pipe.

Superior Court denies appeal of plaintiffs who say clerical error listed wrong driver in accident

Shanice Harris Mar. 23, 2017, 10:04am

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court has affirmed a trial court decision to deny a couple's motion to amend a complaint, dismissing their automobile accident lawsuit.

Superior Court rules for insurer in dispute over water damage

Shanice Harris Mar. 10, 2017, 12:04pm

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court has upheld a March 2016 ruling that an insurance company did not breach its contract with a property owner. 

Court declines insurer's motion to bifurcate allegations against it

Shanice Harris Mar. 9, 2017, 9:40am

PHILADELPHIA – An insurer has lost in an attempt to bifurcate two claims in a lawsuit filed against the company by a law firm.

Former fire marshal scores victory at Commonwealth Court

Shanice Harris Mar. 9, 2017, 9:38am

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court ruled for a former Towamencin fire marshal Kevin Pezzano suing the township, overruling an earlier decision by the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.

Default judgment in favor of the Phillies kept intact by Superior Court

Shanice Harris Mar. 8, 2017, 9:36am

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court has ruled in an appeal filed (too late) by Regional Resources Management Inc.(RRM) and Joseph S. Simone Jr. in a case involving the Philadelphia Phillies.

Attorney: Wawa will probably defeat DaWA in trademark lawsuit

Shanice Harris Mar. 1, 2017, 8:42am

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Popular East Coast convenience store operation Wawa Inc. and parent company Wild Goose Holding Co. Inc. have filed a complaint against Dawa Food Inc., stating that the defendant is committing trademark infringement and other counts.

Third Circuit rules for Temple University in Title IX case

Shanice Harris Feb. 24, 2017, 8:08am

PHILADELPHIA – Temple University recently prevailed in a lawsuit filed against it by a former member of the school's track and field team, when the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the trial court's entry of summary judgment on a finding that the plaintiff's claims of gender-based discrimination were time-barred.

Party City loses bid to have website accessibility case thrown out

Shanice Harris Feb. 23, 2017, 11:08am

PITTSBURGH – Event superstore Party City found itself in a lawsuit on Sept. 6 when plaintiffs Rachel Gniewskowski, R. David New and Access Now Inc. sued the retailer in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging that Party City’s website was not accessible to visually impaired consumers.

SEC announces Pa. 'pay-to-play' settlement

Shanice Harris Feb. 8, 2017, 8:28am

WASHINGTON – The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has announced nine settled enforcement actions involving private equity, venture capital and hedge fund sponsors accused of violating the pay-to-play rule - one of which donated to a Pennsylvania candidate

Third Circuit says sign pointing to Shickshinny church can stay

Shanice Harris Feb. 2, 2017, 12:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently reached a decision in the case of Tearpock-Martini v. Shickshinny Borough earlier this month, upholding the district court’s decision that means a borough directional sign pointing to a church can remain.

Plaintiff can't use EEOC finding in racial discrimination suit against employer

Shanice Harris Jan. 18, 2017, 12:21pm

HARRISBURG – The presiding judge in the  racial-discrimination lawsuit Waters v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission granted a motion by the PHRC on Jan. 3 after the state agency had asked the court to exclude a prior determination of reasonable cause by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EEOC's change to discrimination guidelines leads to lawsuit over accent

Shanice Harris Jan. 18, 2017, 12:00pm

HARRISBURG –  A former Verizon Communications Inc. employee is accusing the company of violating workplace discrimination laws, claiming she was fired because of her accent. Her lawsuit was filed recently in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Lawsuit against Usher over 'Bad Girl' doesn't go well for plaintiff, attorney

Shanice Harris Dec. 23, 2016, 9:11am

PHILADELPHIA – Songwriter Daniel Marino sued R&B singer Usher, Sony Entertainment and others for alleged copyright infringement in 2011. Marino says he was not paid his promised royalties for a song he co-wrote, “Bad Girl."