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McDonald's and owners didn't violate WCPL and summary judgment motion upheld, says Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 25, 2016, 8:04am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled a motion for summary judgment reached in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in a class-action lawsuit involving McDonald’s hourly employees and wage payments would stand.

Superior Court vacates $184K judgment in construction materials case

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 21, 2016, 9:27am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has nullified the striking of a six-figure foreign judgment previously reached against a Wall Township, N.J.-based contractor and remanded the case back to its trial court.

Federal court considering settlement proceedings and enforcement between UPS and legal, insurance officials

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 18, 2016, 10:00am

PHILADELPHIA – The enforcement of a settlement between United Parcel Service (UPS) and a number of legal and insurance industry defendants, tied to an underlying malpractice action, is now under consideration in a Philadelphia federal court.

Superior Court of Pennsylvania stays appeal on ejectment case, pending resolution in federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 17, 2016, 8:25am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has stayed an ejectment action brought by First Cornerstone Bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), citing final disposition in, or remand from, federal court.

Superior Court: Automobile dealer didn't commit bait-and-switch, violate Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 11, 2016, 1:05pm

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s granting of summary judgment to an automobile dealer in an action where its plaintiffs claimed said dealer violated lawful business practices.

Non-solicitation agreements receive support from Pennsylvania Superior Court

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 7, 2016, 12:24am

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that upheld the legality of non-solicitation agreements employees often sign when they begin a new job.

Fees in Venango County Sheriff's sale levied improperly, Superior Court says

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 3, 2016, 3:29pm

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a trial court ruling that denied a defendant’s exceptions to the Proposed Schedule of Distribution submitted by the Venango County Sheriff in a mortgage foreclosure action following a sheriff’s sale of real property located in Oil City.

Dismissal of post-trial motion in medical malpractice case upheld by Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:37am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas was correct in dismissing a medical malpractice plaintiff’s post-trial motion, for not obtaining Notes of Testimony prior to filing that motion.

Superior Court reverses trial court's grant of summary judgment against Nationwide Insurance

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:36am

HARRISBURG – Judges from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently reversed an order granting summary judgment against Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company on breach of contract and negligence claims.

Plaintiff's negligence appeal versus medical centers and neurosurgeons found untimely by Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 23, 2016, 9:52am

HARRISBURG – A plaintiff’s appeal of summary judgment against a pair of medical facilities and two neurosurgeons has been quashed and labeled “untimely”, according to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court says old granulomatous disease not result of plaintiff's stay at Milton Hershey School

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 22, 2016, 2:50pm

HARRISBURG – A school that a plaintiff attended and chores he performed there as a young man were not the cause of his serious pulmonary illness, according to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Altoona personal care home not liable for resident's off-site death caused by drunk driver

Carrie Salls Jun. 23, 2016, 3:23pm

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a Blair County court ruling that an Altoona personal care home was not negligent in allowing a resident of the home to leave the premises of his own free will before he was killed by a drunk driver while walking through an intersection in 2010.

Advocate hopes Supreme Court ruling shows agencies the importance of transparency

Jamie Kelly Jun. 7, 2016, 1:57pm

HARRISBURG — A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that forces the state Public Utility Commission to release documents after a nearly three-year battle was not only correct, but also will hopefully make other agencies more likely to release documents without a court battle, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records said.

New information leads attorney to leave injury lawsuit against local food bank

Nicholas Malfitano May 20, 2016, 9:24am

PHILADELPHIA – New and recently-discovered information has compelled plaintiff counsel to depart a personal injury case involving a local food bank organization.

Third Circuit: Sewer authority had no right to break right-to-cure provision

Nicholas Malfitano May 4, 2016, 2:59pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday that Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America overcame an appeal from the Milton Regional Sewer Authority in a breach of contract lawsuit.

GSK wins dismissal in first Paxil trial; Judge finds lack of evidence

Nicholas Malfitano May 2, 2016, 9:08am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has dismissed the first Paxil lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline to go to trial in Philadelphia after determining the plaintiffs' evidence would lead to a guessing game by the jury.

Former Bethel Township police officer's wrongful termination claims to proceed

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:48pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge ruled a former Bethel Township police officer’s claims of wrongful termination without due process under the Police Tenure Act (PTA) and the Fourteenth Amendment would proceed, while other claims against the township, its police chief and five supervisors were defeated by summary judgment.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of breach of contract suit against Margolis Edelstein

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 3, 2016, 9:12am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court has struck down a breach of contract action brought by a pair of major insurance providers against a prominent law firm and one of its attorneys.

Commonwealth Court won't award more damages to Capitol Police officer

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 19, 2016, 3:28pm

PHILADELPHIA – A decision to deny delay damages in a Capitol Police Department officer’s Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) suit has been upheld by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Contempt hearing in case pitting U.S. order against $66M Liberian judgment delayed

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 7, 2016, 10:00am

A contempt hearing surrounding a number of parties funding the pursuit of a Liberian multimillion-dollar insurance verdict that a U.S. judge says violates a federal court injunction has been continued.