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Superior Court determines middle finger not obscene, overturns father's conviction

Mary Anne Kress Nov. 30, 2016, 12:00pm

HARRISBURG – The disorderly conduct conviction of Jason Roy Waugaman for giving his ex-wife, Kacie Boeshore, the middle finger while exchanging their children was overturned by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 31.

Superior Court transfers PHFA sovereign immunity issue action to Commonwealth Court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 30, 2016, 8:53am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has relinquished jurisdiction over a matter involving the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and sovereign immunity, and opted to transfer it to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court remands wrongful death action to Allegheny County court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 30, 2016, 8:52am

HARRISBURG – By order of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a wrongful death action is headed back to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings.

Litigation funding contract held invalid by Pennsylvania court

Kerry Goff Nov. 17, 2016, 10:01am

HARRISBURG – In WFIC LLC v Labarre, a three-judge Superior Court panel in September ruled that a complex funding contract was invalid because it met the definition of champerty, which means to invest in litigation with the promise of future proceeds.

Injured Wells Fargo customer does not prove bank's liability, Superior Court says

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 16, 2016, 9:59am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Wells Fargo in an injury lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she was seriously injured trying to walk through the doors at one of the defendant’s bank branch location.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of Judgment of Non Pros in legal malpractice litigation

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 16, 2016, 9:58am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed the denial of a motion to strike the entry of a Judgment of Non Pros rendered in a legal malpractice action.

Pa. McDonald's franchises facing possibly more than $1M after paying employees with debit cards

Carrie Salls Nov. 8, 2016, 2:17pm

WILKES-BARRE – A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling related to the practice of paying employees with debit cards by 16 McDonald’s franchisees in the Commonwealth could mean a payday of more than $1 million for thousands of current and former employees at those restaurants.   

Petition to vacate $9K arbitrator's award is denied once again by Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 2, 2016, 11:19am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently upheld the denial of a petition on behalf of a muffler and brake company to vacate an arbitrator’s award in excess of $9.000.

Superior Court: Lack of non-negligent circumstances lead to appeal filing being rejected

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 2, 2016, 11:18am

HARRISBURG – According to a Superior Court of Pennsylvania judge, a late appeal notice filing was not proven to be as a result of non-negligent circumstances and summarily denied.

Superior Court rules defendant remains in tort case and trial court order not final

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 28, 2016, 9:27am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled a trial court order was not final and a previous motion for preliminary objections did not dispose of all defendants in a lengthy tort case.

McDonald's and owners violated 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.