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Pennsylvania Superior Court vacates trial court decision in case of missing stop sign

By Chandra Lye | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated a lower court’s decision for summary judgment for a construction company in the case of a car collision due to a missing stop sign.

Inmate's case thrown out after he allegedly threatens harm to witnesses, Philadelphia judge

By Chandra Lye | Sep 20, 2018

An inmate has had his case tossed out after he allegedly sent a letter saying he intended to harm the witnesses for the defense.

Pennsylvania court remands case against Pottsgrove School District to hearing official

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The school district was sued by the mother of a former student who has autism, claiming the district denied the student a free appropriate public education.

Black female athletes to pursue lawsuit claiming Philadelphia school failed to provide equal opportunities

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania has partially granted a motion to dismiss claim brought against the School Reform Commission and the School District of Philadelphia where two former students have made accusations of sex and race discrimination.

Innovel Solutions fights defamation lawsuit from former employee accused of stealing microwave

By Chandra Lye | Jul 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A company accused by a former employee of defamation has requested the case be dismissed or resolved via arbitration and that it be moved to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County.

RD Legal Funding asks for oral arguments as it fights lawsuit from CFPB, N.Y. AG

By Chandra Lye | Feb 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The disagreement over funding by third parties continues to play out in an exchange between Pennsylvania and New York federal courts, as one such company defends itself from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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

By Chandra Lye | Oct 5, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Sep 7, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Sep 5, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Aug 3, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Jun 12, 2017

\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

By Chandra Lye | May 12, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | May 12, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Apr 24, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Apr 24, 2017

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.

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