Amanda Thomas News

Judge rules in egg-pricing case that value must be tied to domestic price

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that the value of eggs must be calculated by the price egg farmers paid to purchase them domestically.

There is now a class certified in case against Progressive over anti-theft discount

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge granted class certification June 7 to drivers who claim Progressive Specialty Insurance Co. did not give them a state-mandated 10 percent premium discount for having vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft devices.

Philadelphia judge grants states' motion for separate track in antitrust case over drug-pricing

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has granted a motion made by the attorneys general for 44 states, including Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for a separate government track in a multidistrict antitrust case involving the pricing of generic pharmaceuticals.

PennDOT wins discrimination case of employee who allegedly stole dirt from work site

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge has granted a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) motion for summary judgment in a discrimination case brought by a former employee who claims she was discriminated against based on her disability and gender.

Save-A-Lot wins slip-and-fall case; Woman said she was too focused on pizza to notice pallets of waters

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ruled in favor of Save-A-Lot in a slip-and-fall lawsuit filed by a shopper who allegedly tripped over a pallet in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store.

Court upholds transfer of venue in personal injury suit against Parx Casino

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 6, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a lower court’s decision to transfer the venue of a personal injury lawsuit against Parx Casino to Bucks County from Philadelphia County in a May 17 memorandum.

Law firm loses bid to keep fee dispute in Lackawanna County

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 6, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania rejected a Scranton personal injury firm’s efforts to keep its dispute with a Pittsburgh firm in Lackawanna County.

Superior Court reinstates wrongful death lawsuit; Golf groundskeeper's leukemia blamed on chemical companies

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 4, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated orders that had excluded expert testimony and granted summary judgment in favor of chemical companies that are fighting a wrongful death lawsuit.

From Legal Newsline

Judge tosses ‘Whopper’ of a lawsuit against Hershey over slack fill

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man, who has purchased about 600 boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers over a period of several years, has lost part of his class action lawsuit against the Hershey Co. over the alleged amount of empty space in its packaging.

Commonwealth Court: State inmate has no constitutional right to possess pornography

By Amanda Thomas | May 7, 2018

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that a state inmate has no constitutional right to have mail-order pornography delivered to his prison cell, according to a decision filed on April 10 in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court partly reverses dismissal of $8M defamation suit; Plaintiff allegedly accused of using executive bathroom for prostitution

By Amanda Thomas | May 7, 2018

A Pennsylvania appellate court has partly reversed the dismissal of an $8 million lawsuit that claimed a Blue Cross Blue Shield contractor failed to stop accusations that a former employee was sneaking into a company bathroom to engage in homosexual prostitution, according to a ruling filed on April 4 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Court sides with constable in Westmoreland Co. slip-and-fall case

By Amanda Thomas | May 7, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has reversed a lower court's order in a constable's slip and fall case in Westmoreland County.

Court: Expert used made-up term 'spillover electricity' during SEPTA trial

By Amanda Thomas | May 4, 2018

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has been granted a new trial in a case involving an employee who claims that he suffered injuries after receiving an electrical shock by a railcar, according to a decision filed on April 5 in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

Superior Court rules that attorney-client privilege applies to emails about deadly wreck in Cumberland County

By Amanda Thomas | May 4, 2018

A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled that a transportation company doesn’t have to release documents it says are privileged in a case stemming from a deadly, multi-vehicle accident in Cumberland County, according to a decision filed on April 20 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Federal judge says LaRose Jazz Club must pay $2,200 for illegally broadcasting Floyd Mayweather fight

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 27, 2018

A federal judge has awarded a sports production company $2,200 in statutory damages, but denied its request for enhanced damages in case against a club that illegally broadcasted a Floyd Mayweather fight.

Superior Court affirms decision to consolidate lawsuits over business relationship gone bad

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 27, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a lower court didn’t abuse its discretion when it consolidated two lawsuits stemming from a business relationship gone bad, according to a decision filed on April 3.

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