HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a trial court’s decision granting the Allegheny County Prison Employee Union’s right to deny scheduling preferences to an employee over more senior workers.
PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth Court has affirmed a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board ruling related to the validity of insurer Independence Blue Cross’ subrogation lien against medical benefits provided by the city of Philadelphia to a city firefighter, according to a July 3 order.
HARRISBURG — A state appeals court has affirmed an earlier ruling splitting the ownership of two contested properties between the city of Chester and a local couple who have been operating a business on the properties for more than 60 years.
HARRISBURG – Driller John D. Branch's permit to drill underneath an active refinery, including a tank holding millions of gallons of gasoline, has been upheld despite concerns the “fracking” could cause a catastrophe.
HARRISBURG – An Upper Merion Township School District bus driver who failed a random drug test under what an arbitrator deemed “unique circumstances” will get her job back, according to a June 23 ruling issued by the Commonwealth Court.
HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court on June 8 reversed a lower court’s decision sustaining CenturyLink Communications' and numerous telephone providers' objections to the County of Butler’s complaints about payments for 911 services.
HARRISBURG — The state Commonwealth Court has reversed an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review ruling that denied benefits to a claimant based on the board’s assertion that she was self-employed, according to an opinion filed June 14.
HARRISBURG — Two Philadelphia property owners named as defendants in a slip-and-fall lawsuit were denied a request to strike the default judgment entered against them because they failed to respond to the lawsuit filed by the accident victim.
PITTSBURGH — The state Supreme Court on May 22 ruled that police officers in Pittsburgh must only live within 25 air miles of downtown instead of within city limits, upholding a 2014 decision by an arbitrator.
PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh cannot force security officers and building service employees to complete emergency preparedness training as part of its Safe and Secure Building Act, according to a May 17 opinion entered by the Commonwealth Court.
HARRISBURG — The state Commonwealth Court on May 10 turned back an argument from a Liquor Control Board district manager who was fired for gambling during work hours and claimed his employer made no accommodation for his gambling addiction.
HARRISBURG — A prison inmate's allegations that Pennsylvania Department of Correction officials are infringing on his religious practices were upheld as frivolous by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in a 2-1 ruling handed down May 1.
&&&HARRISBURG — The cost of contamination damages caused by chemical company Johnson Matthey Inc. will still be paid by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Company now that the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has denied the latter the chance to escape responsibility.