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Supreme Court rules evidence of pedestrian's intoxication relevant in collision case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a trial court’s decision to permit evidence demonstrating the intoxication of a pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle.

Aetna HIV lawsuit about envelopes, not cybersecurity

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit against a medical company is a reminder that personal security can also be at risk in offline situations, one data security lawyer says.

HCR ManorCare seeks arbitration of Lancaster Co. lawsuit over fall

LANCASTER – Nursing home chain HCR ManorCare is arguing that a lawsuit filed against it by a former resident of its Lancaster location should be sent to arbitration.

Judge: Fired vet wrong to include 'convicted felon' language in lawsuit

ERIE – A U.S. district court judge has permitted parts of a complaint against a Pennsylvania veterinarian to be struck, saying they did not relate to the case.

Superior Court upholds decision granting BMW's motion for change of venue in car-crash case

\PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court upheld on May 24 a venue decision in favor of BMW in a case stemming from a car crash.

Lawyer denied fees from settlement after client switched firms

HARRISBURG — The state Commonwealth Court recently upheld a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board that denied a contingent fee on a settlement that was rejected by a claimant.

New trial ordered after jurors googled litigant's past

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court recently affirmed a decision by a trial court to allow a new trial to proceed in a dispute that involves jurors accessing information that was not permitted by the court.

Pension de-risking bill seeks to provide ERISA protections to pension funds

PENNSYLVANIA — A proposed bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would offer protections to some retirement plans similar to those offered by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Sexual harassment case against Ika-Works settled

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied a motion for summary judgement regarding a workplace discrimination lawsuit against Ika-Works Inc.