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US Airways gets out of lawsuit filed by baggage handler hit by door

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has awarded summary judgment to US Airways in a lawsuit filed by an injured baggage handler, but he can continue his claims against companies that designed, built and maintained the door.

U.S. district court judge rejects motion to dismiss lead-based paint lawsuit against broker

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. district court judge has dismissed a motion by the agents of a real estate firm to dismiss a lawsuit by a mother claiming her children were affected by exposure to lead-based paint.

Breach of contract complaint filed against PennDOT by construction company

PITTSBURGH – A bridge construction company has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, claiming breach of contract.

Superior Court of Pennsylvania derails $597,000 judgment against railway companies

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a $597,000 judgment against American Premier Underwriters Inc., Consolidated Rail Corp., CSX Transportation, et al. and returned the case back to the lower court for further proceedings because of the actions of the appellee's counsel.

Commonwealth Court upholds denial of unemployment compensation for fired receptionist

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has upheld an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review decision denying Catherine A. Diamond unemployment benefits because of alleged misconduct.

Ruling explores case of woman who tripped in hospital parking lot, causing coma that she never came out of

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a Delaware County Common Pleas Court ruling granting summary judgment to Riddle Memorial Hospital and Main Line Health Inc. in a negligence case.

State Supreme Court rules on test for bad faith insurance fights

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has taken a stand on what policy holders have to prove to lay the groundwork for a bad faith claim under the state’s bad faith statute.

Pennsylvania Superior Court upholds ruling in wrongful death suit

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a Berks County Common Pleas Court ruling denying summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against Frankie & Eddie’s Hanover Inn and RCA Insurance Group.

York couple file suit after husband is struck by Penn Waste truck; Company says he walked in front of truck

LANCASTER – A York Township man and his wife have filed a lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas Lancaster County against Penn Waste Inc. and Daniel Blair, alleging negligence.

Third Circuit protects in-house attorneys who feel retaliated against

PHILADELPHIA – A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is raising some eyebrows, a labor and employment law attorney says.

Wyld Chyld owner accuses Baller Inc. of fraud in relation to Pittsburgh tattoo expo

PITTSBURGH – A nationally known Pittsburgh-area tattoo artist has filed a complaint in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, alleging breach of partnership and fraud in connection with a 2017 tattoo expo.

John Deere says Beyer man misused tractor that allegedly overturned on him

PITTSBURGH – The manufacturer of John Deere tractors has filed its response to a lawsuit filed in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas alleging negligence in a rollover accident that injured the Beyer owner of a Deere tractor, raising several new issues it claims deflate the allegations.

Old Forge Manor Personal Care Center files objection to lawsuit filed by resident

SCRANTON – A resident of Old Forge Manor Personal Care Center has filed a lawsuit in Lackawanna County Common Pleas Court claiming that she injured when she was cut on the rail of a bed, and the defendant recently filed its objections.

Driver files suit against Advance Auto Parts, others after slipping on ice during delivery; Defendant wants case transferred to York

SCRANTON – A Bensalem man has filed a complaint in Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas against Advanced Auto Parts, Emerald Lawn & Landscaping and The Tree Guys after an alleged fall, and the defendants recently filed their objections to the suit.

State Supreme Court rules fired worker not entitled to see personnel file

HARRISBURG — In a case that ultimately could have far-reaching impact across the state, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that terminated employees are precluded from inspecting their personnel files.

Pittsburgh police prevail, will not be required to live within city limits

PITTSBURGH — The state Supreme Court on May 22 ruled that police officers in Pittsburgh must only live within 25 air miles of downtown instead of within city limits, upholding a 2014 decision by an arbitrator.

Superior Court rejects Honda’s call for new trial in $55M case

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected American Honda Motor Co.’s motion for a new trial after a lower court’s jury awarded $55.3 million in damages to Carlos Martinez, who was paralyzed in an accident in a Honda vehicle.

Court sides with Pennsylvania lawyer in legal malpractice suit

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a legal malpractice lawsuit against William S. Schweers Jr.

Commonwealth Court sides with cab company over disputed fine

PHILADELPHIA - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a lower court ruling that upheld a fine imposed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division against Germantown Cab Co.

Fort Washington behavioral hospital finds itself on OSHA 'perp walk'

WASHINGTON – In an effort to deter noncompliance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is turning to alternative methods to ensure employers provide safe and healthy workplace, including what has been dubbed the "perp walk" approach.