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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.

State Supreme Court's ruling on biosolids could set example for other states

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 5, 2016, 3:08pm

The legal standard for determining whether biosolids application is an activity protected from litigation under the state’s Right to Farm Act (RTFA) will be left only to judges, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently decided.

Jury to hear evidence in seven-year-old whistleblower case

Hanna Nakano Oct. 26, 2015, 12:47pm

The reinstatement of a nearly seven-year-old whistleblower case involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission means the employee in question will get his day in court.

Supreme Court reinstates terminated Turnpike Commission employee's Whistleblower Law case

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 28, 2015, 2:33pm

On Aug. 31, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania remanded a whistleblower’s case against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and two of its officers for further proceedings.

Amtrak: Premises liability plaintiff needs to pay $80K from 'double damages'

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 3:12pm

Amtrak believes a premises liability suit plaintiff needs to reimburse it for $80,000, as a result of potentially collecting what it called “double damages.”

City Of Philadelphia not required to immediately fill Fire Department vacancies

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 31, 2015, 2:01pm

On July 20, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled vacancies in the City of Philadelphia’s Fire Department do not need to be filled immediately.

CASPA does not cover government projects, says Supreme Court

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 31, 2015, 1:51pm

On June 15, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) did not extend to government projects.

Supreme court nominee withdraws amid release of racially insensitive emails

Jim Boyle Feb. 24, 2015, 9:13am

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court bench will remain at five judges for the