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Commonwealth Court upholds dismissal of former PLCB employee's discrimination claim

Carrie Salls Oct. 5, 2017, 10:24am

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a Dec. 8, 2016 State Civil Service Commission order dismissing a discrimination and retaliation claim filed by a former probationary seasonal liquor store clerk against the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, according to an opinion entered Sept. 25.

Rivertowne Inn owner, Clean Textile point fingers in answer to slip-and-fall complaint

Carrie Salls Sep. 28, 2017, 11:43am

PITTSBURGH – A Verona woman who allegedly fell on a carpet at the Rivertowne Inn is suing the restaurant’s parent company and the company that provided carpets to the establishment, while one of the defendants is challenging the claim that she fell.

Federal court doesn't dismiss retaliation claims of former Amerihealth Caritas employee

Carrie Salls Sep. 26, 2017, 12:47pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in June ruled not to dismiss a former Amerihealth Caritas employee’s retaliation claims.

Lackawanna court rules Norfolk Southern cannot be successor-in-interest for asbestos claim

Carrie Salls Sep. 13, 2017, 10:17am

SCRANTON – The Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County entered a summary judgment on March 24, ruling that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. cannot be subject to liability as a successor in interest to another company in an asbestos lawsuit.

ManorCare Lancaster claims former resident's negligence lawsuit falls short

Carrie Salls Sep. 13, 2017, 10:07am

LANCASTER – HCR ManorCare and several of its affiliates that were responsible for the operation and care of patients at ManorCare Health Services – Lancaster have responded to a lawsuit alleging the facility was not adequately staffed.

Meadia Golf Club blames cart accident on driver who filed lawsuit

Carrie Salls Sep. 12, 2017, 11:27am

LANCASTER – The docket in a lawsuit over an accident in a golf cart shows no activity in the past year after Meadia Heights Golf Club blamed the golfer who sued it for the wreck.

Parents of boy who ran onto train tracks and was struck settle lawsuit against CSX for $250K

Carrie Salls Sep. 6, 2017, 10:05am

MEDIA – The Delaware County Court of Common Pleas earlier this year signed off on a $250,000 settlement regarding a then-11-year-old boy who was hit by a train in Darby on his way to school even though the crossing gates were down and its lights were flashing.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of Seven Springs chairlift accident case

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2017, 9:58am

HARRISBURG – The dismissal of a lawsuit filed after a man who fell from a chairlift and was injured at Seven Springs Mountain Resort Inc. was upheld in an Aug. 7 ruling from the state Superior Court.

State Supreme Court decision could lead to more lawsuits against doctors

Carrie Salls Aug. 30, 2017, 8:57am

HARRISBURG – Earlier this summer, the state Supreme Court issued a decision that could result in more lawsuits against doctors.

Yeadon nursing home says wrongful death lawsuit belongs in arbitration

Carrie Salls Aug. 22, 2017, 2:35pm

MEDIA – The Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County will have to decide if the estate of a woman's lawsuit against a care facility is to proceed to arbitration.

We Buy Houses Lancaster alleges man did not provide enough facts in slip-and-fall claim

Carrie Salls Aug. 17, 2017, 12:58pm

LANCASTER – If its objection is not sustained, We Buy Houses Lancaster LLC could face negligence and liability claims related to an alleged slip-and-fall accident at the company’s 136 E. Walnut St. property, according to a complaint filed July 6 in the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County.

State Supreme Court ruling changes outcome of wrongful death appeal

Carrie Salls Jul. 26, 2017, 10:04am

HARRISBURG – A wrongful death and survival lawsuit was sent back to the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County for trial after a state Supreme Court ruling set a new precedent, according to a ruling made July 11 by the state Superior Court.

Forum-shopping argument rejected in lawsuit over prison inmate who hanged herself

Carrie Salls Jul. 26, 2017, 10:01am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has rejected the appeal of Community Education Centers Inc., which argued that a plaintiff engaged in forum-shopping.

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.

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.

Upper Merion bus driver reinstated after failing drug test under 'unique circumstances'

Carrie Salls Jul. 10, 2017, 3:02pm

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.

Optum, Optuminsight ask court to dismiss TCPA lawsuit brought by doctor over fax

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 9:50am

PHILADELPHIA — Optum Inc. and Optuminsight Inc. are asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against them by a doctor who claims that the Optum entities illegally sent unsolicited faxes to him and other potential class members, according to a motion filed on June 15.

Superior Court affirms dismissal of discrimination case against Drexel University

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 9:04am

HARRISBURG – A former Drexel University medical student lost the latest round of a legal battle in which he claimed that several medical school officials breached the student handbook when they allegedly dismissed him from the university because of his race.

Developer, facing $20M jury verdict, loses appeal

Carrie Salls Jul. 3, 2017, 8:49am

HARRISBURG — Real estate developer Pulte Homes of PA LP will be required to pay $20 million awarded to Applecross Club Operations LLC and will not be granted a new trial, according to a ruling issued June 13 by the state Superior Court.