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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.

Late filings cost Lackawanna Co. plaintiffs in explosion, fire-related wrongful death case

Carrie Salls Mar. 20, 2017, 8:57am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court on March 1 upheld a trial court order granting summary judgment in a case in which the plaintiffs routinely missed court-set procedural deadlines, resulting in the court’s decision not to recognize an expert report that may have proved their case.  

Court says expert's qualifications don't add up in dismissing lawsuit

Carrie Salls Mar. 17, 2017, 9:32am

PHILADELPHIA – The dismissal of a medical negligence lawsuit that hinged on orders related to the allowance of expert testimony was upheld on March 3 by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Attorney to fight 'bizarre' ruling ordering new trial because judge retired

Carrie Salls Mar. 16, 2017, 9:22am

HARRISBURG – To say attorney Anthony Pinnie is frustrated by a “bizarre” Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruling that vacated a judgment awarded to his client would be an understatement. 

Superior Court OKs damages award in spite of civil procedure rules cap

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 12:55pm

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania says a plaintiff in a breach of contract action is in fact entitled to more award proceeds than are usually permitted under Pennsylvania’s established Rules of Civil Procedure.

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. 

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.

Lackawanna College once again facing claims from football players severely injured in practice drill

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 6, 2017, 8:56am

HARRISBURG – Judges from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania have reinstated a lawsuit against Lackawanna Junior College and members of its football program staff, filed on behalf of two of its former football players seriously injured in a full-contact practice drill.

Superior Court upholds judgment in favor of mother whose son received untimely meningitis diagnosis

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 6, 2017, 8:53am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled to affirm a federal court’s decision to award multimillion-dollar damages to the mother of an infant son for the damages resulting from his untimely diagnosis of meningitis, in a medical malpractice action.

Injured truck driver gets no relief in appeal of 'non-suit' ruling

Carrie Salls Mar. 3, 2017, 12:04pm

HARRISBURG – A trial court order that found an alleged tire malfunction-related injury lawsuit constituted a non-suit was upheld on appeal in a Feb. 28 decision issued by the Superior Court.

Incomplete record, trial judge's retirement costs homeowner victory over allegedly defective windows

Carrie Salls Mar. 2, 2017, 9:31am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated a judgment awarded in favor of a homeowner whose house was damaged as a result of allegedly faulty windows because a lower court was ultimately unable to explain its ruling and the lower court judge had retired after hearing the case.

Superior Court rejects appeal, says it was filed a day late

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 2, 2017, 9:21am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that it couldn't accept an appeal in a case centering on whether a contract was valid, because the appeal was filed one day after the deadline.

Court reverses decision that power company did not owe duty of care to worker who died

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 22, 2017, 9:37am

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has reversed the decision of a trial court that found a power company did not owe duty of care to a worker who died.

Superior Court reverses and remands decision on wrongful death, survival nursing home action

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 22, 2017, 9:35am

HARRISBURG – A negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility has been remanded to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, per a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Missing testimony notes leads to dismissal of car wreck lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:28pm

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania said a complaint brought by a pair of plaintiffs in a motor vehicle accident is missing mandatory testimony notes, which then led the judiciary to dismiss the complaint entirely.

Negligence and wrongful death action against nursing case facility returning to Lancaster court

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 10, 2017, 9:49am

HARRISBURG – A negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility has been remanded to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, per a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court: Appeal in mortgage foreclosure case lacks standing

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 6, 2017, 10:18am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court decided late last week that an appeal in a mortgage foreclosure action would not move forward due to a perceived lack of basis for the appeal itself.

Negligence action against nursing care facility remanded to Lancaster court

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 3, 2017, 11:20am

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas will once again hear proceedings in a negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility, after judiciary panels in both the Superior Court and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania entered rulings on the case.

Superior Court sides with Bucks County Court ruling in property ejectment case

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 23, 2016, 9:45am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a granting of summary judgment from the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, in a real estate property ejectment action.