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Mark Emmett has a grumbling problem

The Pennsylvania Record Jul. 24, 2017, 12:00pm

If a person refuses to accept responsibility for his own actions, how can he blame someone else for them?

Commonwealth Court dismisses Commonwealth's amended complaint against Golden Gate nursing facilities

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 24, 2017, 9:33am

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court on March 22 decided to dismiss an amended complaint brought by former Attorney General Kathleen Kane against Golden Gate National Senior Care.

Commonwealth Court sides with amputee making Workers' Comp claim

Carrie Salls Mar. 21, 2017, 11:27am

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently upheld the granting of a Workers’ Compensation claim to a woman whose leg had to be partially amputated after a luggage transporter she was driving at Pittsburgh International Airport overturned.

Commonwealth Court sides with cab company over disputed fine

David Hutton Mar. 16, 2017, 9:45am

PHILADELPHIA - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a lower court ruling that upheld a fine imposed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division against Germantown Cab Co.

Former fire marshal scores victory at Commonwealth Court

Shanice Harris Mar. 9, 2017, 9:38am

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court ruled for a former Towamencin fire marshal Kevin Pezzano suing the township, overruling an earlier decision by the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.

Firearm owners group president calls injunction against Lower Merion 'long overdue'

Carrie Salls Jan. 17, 2017, 1:10pm

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reversed a ruling in December in which the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery Count denied a motion for a preliminary injunction against an ordinance that prohibits the carrying or discharging of firearms in a park without a special permit.  

School district loses appeal after changing sick-leave policy

Carrie Salls Jan. 9, 2017, 12:35pm

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in November sent a message to public employers in the commonwealth when it ruled that the Chester Upland School District was guilty of unfair labor practices because it adopted a punctuality and attendance policy for employees without first engaging in collective bargaining.

Citing sovereign immunity, Commonwealth Court upholds dismissal of defamation case from former SEPTA employee

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 5, 2016, 10:05am

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has thrown out a defamation case filed against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and its Chief of Police, ruling the claims are barred by sovereign immunity.

Statute of limitations doesn't apply in Township of Salem's legal victory

Bradley Williams Jul. 28, 2016, 9:39am

HARRISBURG – The doctrine of nullum tempus occurrit regi, translated literally as “time does not run against the king,” was recently invoked by the state Commonwealth Court in the case of Township of Salem v. Miller Penn Development, LLC.