HARRISBURG – The state Commonwealth Court has upheld an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review order that denied unemployment compensation to a former Arro Consulting employee who quit her job as a result of issues related to breaks and leave that allegedly were needed to cope with narcolepsy and migraines, according to a March 9 opinion written by Judge Anne E. Covey.
HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a previous ruling from a three-judge panel of the same court that found American Electric Power Service Corp.’s sale of electricity to the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) is not tax-exempt, according to an opinion authored by President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt on March 15.
HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review decision that denied a former Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries employee’s request for payment of unemployment benefits after she was fired for allegedly falsifying mileage reimbursement requests, according to an opinion filed on March 13.
HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has overturned an Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) administrative order that required B&R Resources LLC and managing member Richard F. Campola “to plug 47 abandoned oil and gas wells in Erie County and Crawford County,” according to an opinion filed on March 15.
SCRANTON – A Pennsylvania federal judge last year denied Minersville Area School District’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an 8-year-old who was assigned the gender of male at birth but now identifies as a female - and the sides are now arguing over the plaintiff's attorneys' communication with the child's psychologist.
PITTSBURGH – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed the defendants used an uncoated lightweight monofilament polypropylene mesh in a hernia operation without first informing him of the potential risks associated with the product.
Federal judge dismisses some claims in wrongful conviction suit; Plaintiff was convicted of murder he didn't commit
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed parts of a lawsuit filed against the city of Philadelphia, two former police detectives and a former police officer by Shaurn Thomas, a man who “was convicted of a murder he did not commit,” according to an opinion entered Feb. 2 by U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter.
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. District Judge Gerald J. Pappert allowed admission of evidence related to some prior convictions of the plaintiff and one of the defendants in a hostile work environment, retaliation and aiding and abetting case, according to a Feb. 6 memorandum filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
ALLENTOWN – Despite a third ruling denying certification of a class of insurance beneficiaries in payment method litigation filed against Prudential Insurance Co. of America, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania did certify a subclass in a Jan. 29 opinion after making a partial ruling in favor of the plaintiffs on Dec. 6.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a racketeering lawsuit filed against U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., Pratt (Corrugated Logistics) LLC and certain employees of both companies, according to a memorandum opinion entered on Feb. 5 by Judge Cynthia M. Rufe.