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Case over Macungie house fire proceeds to settlement conference

By Angela Underwood | Mar 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal magistrate judge has scheduled March 20 as the day to possibly settle a subrogation case over damages related to a house fire, a month after the defendants lost their effort to dismiss the case.

Superior Court reverses ruling granting new trial in medical malpractice case

By Angela Underwood | Mar 13, 2018

HARRISB​​​​URG – A two-year-old medical malpractice ruling that granted a new trial has been reversed by the Superior Court because the appellee's post-trial motions were not addressed.

A 'surprising' Third Circuit ruling separates religious beliefs from a hospital worker's refusal of a flu shot

By Angela Underwood | Feb 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Religious fervor has nothing to do with refusing a flu shot, according to a federal appeals court in Philadelphia.

Superior Court affirms transfer of whistleblower's multimillion-dollar legal malpractice case

By Angela Underwood | Jan 31, 2018

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a previous ruling that changed venue in an appeal brought by a whistleblower seeking a piece of a $56 million settlement.

Med-mal plaintiffs get another shot to prove lawyer botched their claim

By Angela Underwood | Jan 11, 2018

HARRISBURG – An appeal in a 12-year-old legal malpractice lawsuit has gone the way of two plaintiffs who blame their attorney for the dismissal of their medical malpractice case.

A Pittsburgh woman is suing Texas Roadhouse for slipping on peanuts

By Angela Underwood | Dec 14, 2017

PITTSBURGH – The owners of a Bridgeville restaurant deny any and all liability in a woman's slip and fall suit.

Commonwealth Court vacates arbitration award over correction officer discipline

By Angela Underwood | Dec 12, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court has vacated an arbitration award regarding the discipline of a corrections officer.

After breakup, court asked to determine who gets the dog

By Angela Underwood | Dec 5, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a trial court's ruling in a case involving a separated couple's fight over the ownership of a dog.

Court upholds order vacating arbitration agreement with Neshaminy School District teacher

By Angela Underwood | Oct 5, 2017

The Commonwealth Court of The Pennsylvania has upheld a common pleas court's order that vacated a grievance arbitration award reinstating a teacher to his position following sexual harassment allegations.

Lancaster fighting lawsuit over alleged sidewalk slip-and-fall

By Angela Underwood | Aug 7, 2017

LANCASTER – The City of Lancaster claims that a woman's negligence lawsuit against is barred by the Pennsylvania Political Subdivisions Tort Claim Act.

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