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Court reverses decision that power company did not owe duty of care to worker who died

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 22, 2017, 9:37am

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has reversed the decision of a trial court that found a power company did not owe duty of care to a worker who died.

Superior Court reverses and remands decision on wrongful death, survival nursing home action

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 22, 2017, 9:35am

HARRISBURG – A negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility has been remanded to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, per a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Missing testimony notes leads to dismissal of car wreck lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:28pm

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania said a complaint brought by a pair of plaintiffs in a motor vehicle accident is missing mandatory testimony notes, which then led the judiciary to dismiss the complaint entirely.

Negligence and wrongful death action against nursing case facility returning to Lancaster court

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 10, 2017, 9:49am

HARRISBURG – A negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility has been remanded to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, per a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court: Appeal in mortgage foreclosure case lacks standing

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 6, 2017, 10:18am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court decided late last week that an appeal in a mortgage foreclosure action would not move forward due to a perceived lack of basis for the appeal itself.

Negligence action against nursing care facility remanded to Lancaster court

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 3, 2017, 11:20am

HARRISBURG – The Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas will once again hear proceedings in a negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility, after judiciary panels in both the Superior Court and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania entered rulings on the case.

Superior Court sides with Bucks County Court ruling in property ejectment case

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 23, 2016, 9:45am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a granting of summary judgment from the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, in a real estate property ejectment action.

HSBC Bank has ability to initiate and pursue foreclosure proceedings, Superior Court says

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 21, 2016, 9:41am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has said a trial court was correct to grant summary judgment and declare HSBC Bank had standing to bring forth a mortgage foreclosure action.

Superior Court rules Philly condo residence dispute does not need to go to arbitration

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 21, 2016, 9:40am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania said an occupancy agreement, not an operation agreement, was the key document in deciding the fate of a residential dispute action centered around a condominium in Philadelphia’s affluent Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

$5K judgment for allegedly unpaid landscaping work upheld by Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 19, 2016, 9:50am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled to dismiss a litigant’s appeal of a judgment in excess of $5,000, one he was ordered to pay in exchange for landscaping work which was supposedly not compensated for.

Superior Court: Granting of summary judgment upheld in defamation case between physicians

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 19, 2016, 9:48am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has chosen to uphold summary judgment in a defamation case between physicians emanating from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – McKeesport.

Superior Court affirms trial court decision on assignment of seven-figure damages in mortgage case

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 13, 2016, 10:13am

HARRISBURG – Three Superior Court judges have ruled to affirm a trial court perspective with respect to the assignment of seven-figure damages in a mortgage foreclosure action.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania remands wrongful death case against nursing care facility to Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 7, 2016, 9:22am

HARRISBURG – The state Supreme Court has granted a petition for allowance to appeal in a negligence and wrongful death action against a Carlisle nursing care facility.

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.