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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.

Superior Court affirms dismissal of discrimination case against Drexel University

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 9:04am

HARRISBURG – A former Drexel University medical student lost the latest round of a legal battle in which he claimed that several medical school officials breached the student handbook when they allegedly dismissed him from the university because of his race.

Widow wins case on appeal regarding late husband's loans with Manufacturer’s and Trader’s Trust Company

Dee Thompson Jul. 3, 2017, 8:52am

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a widow is not responsible for paying off all of her late husband's loans, even though the bank insisted she sign as a guarantor for some of them.

Developer, facing $20M jury verdict, loses appeal

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 8:49am

HARRISBURG — Real estate developer Pulte Homes of PA LP will be required to pay $20 million awarded to Applecross Club Operations LLC and will not be granted a new trial, according to a ruling issued June 13 by the state Superior Court.

Court affirms default judgment against Lit Ultrabar over bar fight

Mike Helenthal Jun. 30, 2017, 4:55am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a lower court decision against the owner of a Philadelphia bar in a lawsuit that was filed by a woman who alleged she suffered injuries during a fight at the establishment.

Superior Court vacates arbitration award in realtor fees dispute

Christopher Mobley Jun. 29, 2017, 11:58am

HARRISBURG — A state appeals court recently reversed a lower court’s arbitration award in a dispute over realtor fees.

Superior Court affirms $3.1 million reward in case of motorcyclist's death

Dee Thompson Jun. 29, 2017, 11:55am

HARRISBURG — A state appeals court has confirmed a Philadelphia County ruling that a motorcyclist was not comparatively negligent to the driver who hit and killed him in 2013, upholding a large reward.

Goddard School wins defamation case on appeal brought by former teachers

Laura Halleman Jun. 23, 2017, 11:19am

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has ruled in favor of Goddard Systems in a defamation lawsuit brought by two former teachers who alleged its Harrisburg school wrongfully discharged them when they reported a case of possible child abuse regarding one of their students.

State Rep. Jesse White loses appeal against CBS Pittsburgh, radio host in defamation case

Kacie Whaley Jun. 23, 2017, 10:02am

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has affirmed the objections of a radio station sued by a member of the General Assembly who accused it of defamation.

Heritage customers' remediation work dooms water-damage case

Carrie Salls Jun. 20, 2017, 12:01pm

HARRISBURG — A pair of homeowners lost their bid for reconsideration of a ruling granting summary judgment against them in a water-damage lawsuit because they began fixing the issue before a contractor could determine who was at fault, according to an opinion filed May 30 by the state Superior Court.

Superior Court upholds decision in favor of Conrail in case of foreman who suffered heart attack

Glenn Minnis Jun. 20, 2017, 11:56am

PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court earlier this year affirmed a lower court’s decision in a lawsuit in which a former Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) employee claimed negligence by the company after he suffered a heart attack on the job.

Altman Law Firm's appeal of attorney fees award upheld as late

Christopher Mobley Jun. 20, 2017, 11:14am

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court recently denied The Altman Law Firm's appeal of the amount of legal fees it was awarded from a client, claiming that the appeal was untimely.

Superior Court upholds decision granting BMW's motion for change of venue in car-crash case

Chandra Lye Jun. 12, 2017, 2:35pm

\PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court upheld on May 24 a venue decision in favor of BMW in a case stemming from a car crash.

Superior Court rules for doctors in appeal of wrongful death decision

Carrie Salls Jun. 12, 2017, 2:33pm

PITTSBURGH — The state Superior Court has upheld a 2015 finding that two doctors who treated a woman who died from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm did not hide a diagnosis or misstate the cause of death.