PITTSBURGH – The North Allegheny School District asked the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County to vacate an arbitration award issued after a legal dispute that was sparked by a teacher’s firing.
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Allegheny County Health Department gets involved in lawsuit against U.S. Steel, wants global settlement after Christmas Eve fire
PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) recently asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania if it could intervene in Clean Air Act (CAA) lawsuit against U.S. Steel Corp.
PHILADELPHIA – Oley Valley School District is facing a defamation lawsuit, among other claims, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for disciplining students after they made negative comments about the high school's drama director.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted in part a motion to dismiss a fraud case filed by a professional baseball player who claims he signed a contract to play for a Japanese team that later withdrew the contract.
HARRISBURG – Dismissing arguments from a Monroe County couple accusing a recovery center of negligence that led to a patient's fall, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed summary judgment for Pocono Mountain Recovery Center LLC on April 24.
Bath Fitter failed to link $1 million in lost sales to competitor's YouTube video, court rules in defamation case
HARRISBURG – Summary judgment for two companies accused of defaming a competing business in a YouTube video shown to customers was affirmed in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on April 23.
Superior Court says woman didn't have authority to sign arbitration agreement for father before he died
HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a woman had the authority in the state to sign an arbitration agreement for her father who later passed away.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has approved a settlement in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit against three moving companies.
Court denies class action status to parents accusing Philadelphia schools of offering inadequate translation services
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a class certification for a group of parents and students suing the School District of Philadelphia for its allegedly subpar translation services.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania backed the granting of a motion for compulsory nonsuit for Crothall Healthcare Inc. on April 9 after it was sued for negligence stemming from a woman’s slip and fall.
PHILADELPHIA – An antitrust action was put on pause for 90 days as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania stayed the case for limited jurisdictional discovery after the defendants moved to dismiss.
Exclusion of medical expert's testimony warrants new damages phase in slip-and-fall trial against Residence Inn
HARRISBURG – A denial of a man’s damages judgment was reversed in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on April 9.
PHILADELPHIA - On April 10, Judge Joseph F. Leeson, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania greenlighted a settlement agreement for a class action lawsuit related to a Fair Labor Standards Act violation.
HARRISBURG - The United States took its initiative to banish legacy antitrust judgments to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on April 9, filing a memo that backed its argument.
Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.
A former home care worker’s Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against her employer and coworkers was dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 18.
HARRISBURG - A sexual assault and Title IX claim naming defendants including Gettysburg College was transferred to the Middle District of Pennsylvania as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 19.
Individual defendants to face claims man was pushed at Hollidaysburg Veterans' Center, leading to his death
HARRISBURG - The estate of a deceased man that sued the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and others over his treatment will be allowed to allege individual negligence on the part of employees of the defendants but will not be able to claim corporate negligence.
Arrested when his uncle crashed his car, man waits too long to sue his lawyers for failed lawsuit against police
PHILADELPHIA - The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia has ironed out a legal malpractice issue between attorneys and their former client, granting on Feb. 21 the attorneys’ motion for summary judgment to dismiss the claim against them.