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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.

Luzerne County judge cites Right To Farm Act and rules to dismiss neighbors' nuisance complaints

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 26, 2017, 8:39am

WILKES-BARRE – A state court judge cited Pennsylvania’s Right To Farm Act (RTFA) in recently dismissing a case from neighbors who filed a lawsuit over the use of liquid swine manure as part of the defendants' farming operations.

Superior Court upholds Philadelphia court's decision to transfer casino injury suit to Bucks County

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 24, 2017, 9:55am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a state court in Philadelphia was not in error when it transferred a plaintiff’s premises liability action against a Bensalem casino to its counterpart court in Bucks County.

Widow's cancer negligence case denied for lack of documentation

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 20, 2017, 1:09pm

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a ruling in favor of a hospital after a woman sued her husband’s health care providers because his cancer returned and the hospital didn’t inform them or provide proper treatment.

Superior Court partially upholds verdict on Right to Farm Act case, remands for further proceedings

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 16, 2017, 10:18am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has found partial favor with and remanded a case between a Lycoming County farm and its neighbors, ruling its activities are protected under the Right to Farm Act (RTFA).

Convicted murderer loses malicious prosecution claim over dropped bad-checks charge

Melissa Busch Apr. 14, 2017, 11:34am

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appeals court has affirmed summary judgment against a Philadelphia convicted murderer who was accused of writing bad checks in Bucks County.

Counterclaim forces Superior Court to quash former home improvement employee's appeal

Melissa Busch Apr. 14, 2017, 11:26am

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania appeals court recently quashed an appeal of a summary judgment decision in York County that found a home improvement business did not owe a former employee more than $5,000 for his services.

Property sellers lose appeal related to deed restrictions lawsuit

Carrie Salls Apr. 12, 2017, 10:11am

HARRISBURG — Two plaintiffs' failure to file a timely objection in connection with their deed restrictions violation lawsuit has cost them a new trial.

Homeowner loses appeal over leaky water cooler

Zachary Lewis Apr. 12, 2017, 10:08am

HARRISBURG — A homeowner has lost an appeal against a water cooler manufacturer for floor damage caused by an alleged faulty unit.

Risperdal plaintiffs, batting .500 but packing $76M verdict, flood Philadelphia court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 11, 2017, 12:57pm

PHILADELPHIA – Records from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reveal more than 3,000 new Risperdal lawsuits were filed in the first three months of 2017, driving up the total number of filings in this mass tort program to more than 5,500.

Superior Court says slip-and-fall case against Parx Casino was properly transferred from Philadelphia

Dee Thompson Apr. 11, 2017, 10:07am

PHILADELPHIA — In a lawsuit over a woman's alleged fall at a casino, the Superior Court has upheld a ruling that Bucks County, where the casino does business, was ruled the proper venue over Philadelphia, despite the appellant's claims of heavy advertising in that city.

Superior Court: Jury must decide questions in 2006 slip-and-fall incident

Karen Kidd Apr. 7, 2017, 1:10pm

A jury needs to decide whether Maytag is liable for injuries suffered by a truck driver when he slipped and fell in a trailer drop at a Pittston industrial park more than a decade ago, Pennsylvania's Superior Court ruled in March.

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.

Attorney suing Lackawanna College says client lost use of arm during football tryout

Laura Halleman Mar. 30, 2017, 9:55am

PHILADELPHIA - The attorney for former Lackawanna College football players who recently scored a court victory says one of his clients has lost use of his right arm forever.

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.

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.