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Safe! Pete Rose's defamation case versus attorney John Dowd allowed to proceed in Philly federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 25, 2017, 8:40am

PHILADELPHIA – According to a federal judge's ruling in Philadelphia, Major League Baseball's all-time hit leader Pete Rose has gone 2-for-3 on claims set to proceed in his defamation lawsuit filed against attorney John Dowd, author of the report that led to Rose being permanently banned from the league.

Philadelphia woman alleged to owe more than $100,000 to former lover and business partner

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 8:30am

PHILADELPHIA – A Mississippi woman alleges a Philadelphia resident owes her more than $100,000.

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?

Superior Court dismisses case alleging bone injury caused by needle biopsy

Todd Barnett Jul. 24, 2017, 8:20am

HARRISBURG – On June 29, the state Superior Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that a doctor performing a needle biopsy on a patient’s prostate caused an injury that led to the deterioration of the patient’s pelvic bone.

Court rules Coopermatics owners liable for employee's unpaid commission claims

Todd Barnett Jul. 24, 2017, 8:20am

HARRISBURG – On July 6, the state Superior Court denied the appeal of the former owners of Coopermatics Inc., a now-defunct Northampton industrial filtration supply company, of a lower court’s judgment that it was liable for unpaid sales representative commissions accrued prior to the company’s sale.

Superior Court upholds $132,935 judgment in favor of King Investment Group

Carrie Salls Jul. 24, 2017, 8:15am

HARRISBURG – A $132,935 judgment entered in a real estate agreement breach-of-contract case was upheld in a July 6 in a Superior Court of Pennsylvania appeal ruling.

Superior Court rules against man fighting murder conviction who sued his lawyer

Dee Thompson Jul. 24, 2017, 8:05am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a lower court's granting of summary judgment to an attorney sued for malpractice by a prison inmate he had formerly represented.

Ruling: Favorable shifts must be offered to senior prison employees

Glenn Minnis Jul. 24, 2017, 8:00am

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.

Court tosses preliminary injunction against former Letterle & Associates employee

Carrie Salls Jul. 24, 2017, 8:00am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has overturned a preliminary injunction granted in 2016 that prohibited P. Joseph Lehman Inc. employee Steven J. Treschow from sharing confidential information related to the clients of former employer Letterle & Associates Inc., according to a July 6 ruling.

Philadelphia loses appeal of Workers' Compensation lien ruling

Carrie Salls Jul. 24, 2017, 7:55am

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.

Judge sets aside default against hotel management company in wrongful termination action

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 23, 2017, 11:44am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has nullified an entry of default against a hotel management company, which had been originally levied due to its non-response to a wrongful termination suit filed by a former hotel director.

Court reverses decision in former Colwyn Borough police officer's defamation case

Glenn Minnis Jul. 21, 2017, 12:09pm

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court has reversed a ruling in a defamation lawsuit that transferred the case from Philadelphia County's to Delaware County's court of common pleas.

Parent of child hospitalized from alleged improper prescription sues CVS Pharmacy

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – The parent of a child allegedly injured by an improperly-filled prescription medication which resulted in her daughter being hospitalized on three occasions in 2015, has sued CVS in connection with the incident.

Hose company denies claims of liability from plaintiff severely burned in trash truck explosion

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for one of a group of companies who are accused of manufacturing a faulty natural gas system for a trash truck which exploded and left a man with third-degree burns have unanimously denied the claims levied against it.

Plaintiffs say new South Philly home contained a number of issues and defects

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:37pm

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of Philadelphia homeowners have brought legal action versus defendants they believe are responsible for selling them a new home in South Philadelphia rife with structural problems, wiring and appliance issues.

Man injured by falling excavator files lawsuit against contracting companies

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:37pm

PHILADELPHIA – A man severely injured by a falling track loader/excavator while stationed in his work vehicle has sued the entities whose carelessness and negligence he believes are responsible for the serious injuries he sustained in that accident.

Lawmaker thinks his bill protecting landowners from lawsuits will be passed

Glenn Minnis Jul. 20, 2017, 2:04pm

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dan Moul, R- Adams, thinks he can finally see the finish line in his fight to protect landowners from liability for the recreational use of their lands.

Northwest Savings Bank found not liable in restaurant embezzlement scheme

Glenn Minnis Jul. 20, 2017, 2:02pm

HARRISBURG – A Superior Court panel has ruled that a Clearfield County restaurant owner can’t hold a local bank liable for cashing embezzled checks from her former accounting bookkeeper.

Court divvies up contested parcels between couple, city of Chester

Todd Barnett Jul. 20, 2017, 1:57pm

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.

House panel OKs bill to raise the stakes on consumer protection; Civil justice group says it most benefits lawyers

S. Laney Griffo Jul. 20, 2017, 12:55pm

HARRISBURG – Rep. Anthony DeLuca’s bill to raise minimum damages awarded for violations of the Unfair Trade Practices and​​​​​ Consumer Protection law passed a House committee in late June with almost no opposition.