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Nursing home's parent company might face vicarious liability after appeals court decision

Glenn Minnis Sep. 12, 2017, 12:00pm

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania man is set to get a new trial after a three-judge Superior Court panel unanimously overturned a lower court’s decision that dismissed his lawsuit against a nursing home's parent company.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of Seven Springs chairlift accident case

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2017, 9:58am

HARRISBURG – The dismissal of a lawsuit filed after a man who fell from a chairlift and was injured at Seven Springs Mountain Resort Inc. was upheld in an Aug. 7 ruling from the state Superior Court.

Superior Court reverses ruling in long-running lawsuit between North Wales senior center, rabbi's estate

Karen Kidd Aug. 31, 2017, 9:57am

PHILADELPHIA – A seven-year-long legal battle between a North Wales senior medical care provider and the estate of a long-serving northwest Philadelphia rabbi is on its way back to common pleas court after a higher court ruling earlier in August.

Superior Court nixes attorneys fees on counter-claim in contract dispute

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 31, 2017, 9:44am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court ruled on Aug. 4 that Sea-Z Inc. may be eligible to receive compensation for attorneys fees incurred fighting a 2011 lawsuit against the company by a contractor.

UPMC wins appeal in liver donor lawsuit after family waits 12 years to file

Laura Halleman Aug. 29, 2017, 8:35am

HARRISBURG – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has won an appeal of two parents and their son that involved an unhealthy liver donation and the time in which they filed their lawsuit.

Superior Court affirms transfer order Pennsylvania Turnpike accident suit

Olivia Olsen Aug. 24, 2017, 12:28pm

HARRISBURG – In a decision entered in late July, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled to affirm a motion to transfer venue in a tractor-trailer injury accident case.

State Supreme Court ruling changes outcome of wrongful death appeal

Carrie Salls Jul. 26, 2017, 10:04am

HARRISBURG – A wrongful death and survival lawsuit was sent back to the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County for trial after a state Supreme Court ruling set a new precedent, according to a ruling made July 11 by the state Superior Court.

Forum-shopping argument rejected in lawsuit over prison inmate who hanged herself

Carrie Salls Jul. 26, 2017, 10:01am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has rejected the appeal of Community Education Centers Inc., which argued that a plaintiff engaged in forum-shopping.

Superior Court dismisses case alleging bone injury caused by needle biopsy

Todd Barnett Jul. 24, 2017, 8:20am

HARRISBURG – On June 29, the state Superior Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that a doctor performing a needle biopsy on a patient’s prostate caused an injury that led to the deterioration of the patient’s pelvic bone.

Court rules Coopermatics owners liable for employee's unpaid commission claims

Todd Barnett Jul. 24, 2017, 8:20am

HARRISBURG – On July 6, the state Superior Court denied the appeal of the former owners of Coopermatics Inc., a now-defunct Northampton industrial filtration supply company, of a lower court’s judgment that it was liable for unpaid sales representative commissions accrued prior to the company’s sale.

Superior Court upholds $132,935 judgment in favor of King Investment Group

Carrie Salls Jul. 24, 2017, 8:15am

HARRISBURG – A $132,935 judgment entered in a real estate agreement breach-of-contract case was upheld in a July 6 in a Superior Court of Pennsylvania appeal ruling.

Superior Court rules against man fighting murder conviction who sued his lawyer

Dee Thompson Jul. 24, 2017, 8:05am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a lower court's granting of summary judgment to an attorney sued for malpractice by a prison inmate he had formerly represented.

Court tosses preliminary injunction against former Letterle & Associates employee

Carrie Salls Jul. 24, 2017, 8:00am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has overturned a preliminary injunction granted in 2016 that prohibited P. Joseph Lehman Inc. employee Steven J. Treschow from sharing confidential information related to the clients of former employer Letterle & Associates Inc., according to a July 6 ruling.

Northwest Savings Bank found not liable in restaurant embezzlement scheme

Glenn Minnis Jul. 20, 2017, 2:02pm

HARRISBURG – A Superior Court panel has ruled that a Clearfield County restaurant owner can’t hold a local bank liable for cashing embezzled checks from her former accounting bookkeeper.

Whistleblowing doctor to face arbitration of termination case

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – A whistleblowing doctor who complained about her employer treating a chiropractor as a licensed physician has seen her opponents win their court appeal that will send the dispute to arbitration.

Super Bowl ticketholders lose effort to add claim to lawsuit over lost seats

Shanice Harris Jul. 10, 2017, 12:32pm

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a trial court's decision regarding seats at Super Bowl XLV that prevents the plaintiffs from filing a second amended complaint.

Man's property damage suit against West Philly neighbor thrown out by Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 10, 2017, 10:02am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has dismissed an appeal filed by a plaintiff seeking to overturn the summary judgment dismissal of his personal property damage case from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Wrongful termination case correctly tossed from Philadelphia court, appeals panel rules

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 10, 2017, 10:02am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful termination case from its original court.

School police officer's defamation lawsuit can go on; TV station reported he was fired over child sex abuse allegations

Glenn Minnis Jul. 3, 2017, 9:54am

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has determined that a former school police supervisor should be able to continue with his defamation suit against a CBS-owned station that reported he was terminated over child sex abuse allegations.

Superior Court rules against couple who complained of 'fishy' paint odor

Dee Thompson Jul. 3, 2017, 9:39am

HARRISBURG — A couple who allege that an interior paint product caused health issues has lost their appeal of the lower court ruling, which was in favor of Benjamin Moore & Co.