Charmaine Little News

Archdiocese of Philadelphia must turn over PI's witness interviews in sexual assault lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was unsuccessful in an attempt to have witness interviews obtained by a private investigator withheld from a sexual assault case, accoridng to an opinion filed June 7 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court affirms ruling for Cephalon and Teva in wrongful death case tied to fentanyl use

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed an order from the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County that dismissed a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed against pharmaceuticals companies Cephalon, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., according to an opinion filed June 8.

Knight & Moskow client claims attorney was negligent in divorce representation

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

MEDIA - A Pennsylvania woman who alleges her divorce lawyer cost her more than $1 million will have her case heard during a four-week trial term that begins on Dec. 31, according to a May 22 trial assignment and case management order entered by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

Estate administrator blames doctor, Bryn Mawr Family Practice for patient's death

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

MEDIA - An estate administrator's case against the late Michele Wood-Lomonaco's former doctor, a medical practice and the owner of the practice will be heard in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas' four-week trial term that begins on Dec. 31, according to an April 19 trial assignment and case management order.

Lehigh Valley Hospital cleared of malpractice claim following appeal

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

HARRISBURG - A lawsuit filed by the administrator of a woman's estate will not proceed after a jury and appeals court both concluded that Lehigh Valley Hospital and its physicians were not guilty of medical malpractice.

Mom can't sue cheer camp for 'recklessness' after daughter broke leg

By Charmaine Little | Jul 12, 2018

HARRISBURG - A general accusation of recklessness will not be added to a woman’s extensive list of claims and allegations against a cheer camp where her daughter was allegedly injured after the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania removed the phrase "and recklessness" from the lawsuit in an April 24 ruling.

Estate administrator's appeal of GE and CBS asbestos exposure ruling unsuccessful

By Charmaine Little | Jun 28, 2018

HARRISBURG - An estate executor failed to prove that General Electric and CBS Corp. were liable for a former employee’s death after being exposed to asbestos, as the Superior Court of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a June 12 opinion.

From Legal Newsline

Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Jacoby Donner, P.C. not 100% victorious in attempt to get malpractice claims tossed

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A former law office challenging malpractice claims against it after two deals went bad with the same client has successfully challenged breach of contract claims made by the parties it is seeking payment from.

Pennridge School District still facing lawsuit over alleged sexual assault

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

Pennridge School District was found responsible for many violations after one of its student suffered harassment on and off school grounds according to court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently.

Borough of Conway reaches settlement over parking spot issue for disabled residents

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH - A handful of Pennsylvania residents who find it difficult to walk were able to reach an agreement with a borough that once allegedly refused to provide accommodating parking spaces, according to court documents in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Abington School District still battling with disabled student and parent over IDEA violation claims

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania school district is still going back-and-forth with a disabled student and his parent on whether he received proper education, a dispute that led to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

EEOC settlement with Pittsburgh's PPG worth $45K

By Charmaine Little | Nov 7, 2017

DETROIT - A recent discrimination settlement involving a Pittsburgh company is worth more than $45,000.

Ford Motor Co. claims couple still fails to state evidence of punitive damages in suit over collision

By Charmaine Little | Oct 2, 2017

An automotive company has submitted objections to a Lackawanna County couple’s allegations against it with the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County.

Pa. man appeals another loss in TCPA case against Yahoo!

By Charmaine Little | Feb 16, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – For the second time, a Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled for Yahoo! in a lawsuit that seeks to penalize the company for thousands of email notifications. And again, the plaintiff is appealing.

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