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Court battle continues in case of North Allegheny PE teacher who was fired, then reinstated

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2019

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.

Allegheny County Health Department gets involved in lawsuit against U.S. Steel, wants global settlement after Christmas Eve fire

By Charmaine Little | May 13, 2019

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.

High school drama: Three Oley Valley students file lawsuit after conflict with theater teacher

By Charmaine Little | May 10, 2019

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.

Pennsylvanian who plays professional baseball in Japan can sue team over withdrawn contract

By Charmaine Little | May 1, 2019

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.

Court dismisses lawsuit against Pocono Mountain recovery center where patient fell on icy ground

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

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.

Federal court approves $25K settlement for mover who sued U-Haul, others

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

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.

Superior Court backs health care company sued over woman's fall on ice at Lehigh Valley Hospital

By Charmaine Little | Apr 22, 2019

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.

Antitrust case against maker of kidney stone medication temporarily on hold

By Charmaine Little | Apr 22, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | Apr 22, 2019

HARRISBURG – A denial of a man’s damages judgment was reversed in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on April 9.

Class action settlement over workers' lunch breaks gets the OK in Pennsylvania federal court

By Charmaine Little | Apr 17, 2019

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.

U.S. requests federal Pennsylvania court terminate antiquated antitrust judgments

By Charmaine Little | Apr 17, 2019

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.

From Legal Newsline

Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

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.

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Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Judge dismisses health care worker's discrimination complaint against employer, coworkers

By Charmaine Little | Mar 29, 2019

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.

Rape case against frat, Gettysburg College transferred to different federal court

By Charmaine Little | Mar 29, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | Mar 28, 2019

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

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

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.

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