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Rite Aid seeks to dismiss complaint over prescription pickup calls, claims exemption under TCPA

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2017, 1:43pm

PHILADELPHIA – Rite Aid has filed a motion to dismiss the complaint of a woman who claims the drug store violated her rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by calling her cellphone repeatedly without her consent.

Defendants: GOLO suit attempting to use law 'as a tool for suppressing speech'

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2017, 1:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defendants in a lawsuit filed by weight loss company GOLO LLC allege GOLO’s claims are an attempt to suppress free speech, among other accusations.

Superior Court dismisses Geico appeal in uninsured motorist claim

Dee Thompson Oct. 26, 2017, 10:16am

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has dismissed as moot an appeal Geico filed in a case involving an uninsured motorist claim and ordered a lower court to dismiss the appellee's case.

Superior court sends Discover Card case back to trial court

Dee Thompson Oct. 5, 2017, 4:13pm

Debra Collins claims she was never properly served with the lawsuit filed against her in 2009 by Discover Card, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has now sent the matter back to the trial court.

Metallic Ladder Manufacturing denies ladder is defective in answer to injury suit

Dee Thompson Sep. 29, 2017, 10:14am

PITTSBURGH – A ladder company has been sued for manufacturing an allegedly unsafe product, but it insists the man who fell was responsible for his own injuries.

Settlement proposed in Bayada Home Health Care case filed by parents alleging battery of child

Dee Thompson Sep. 19, 2017, 9:45am

LANCASTER – A settlement has been proposed in the case of a nurse who allegedly struck a care-dependent child in her care.

Aronimink Golf Club loses lawsuit against DuPont over damage to trees

Dee Thompson Sep. 6, 2017, 10:24am

PHILADELPHIA – A venerable Newtown Square golf club that sued DuPont claiming damage to its trees has had its claim dismissed.

Navient, fighting federal agency, has dismissal argument rejected

Dee Thompson Aug. 24, 2017, 9:56am

HARRISBURG – Student loan giant Navient has failed to get a dismissal of the lawsuit filed against it in Pennsylvania by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Superior Court rules against man fighting murder conviction who sued his lawyer

Dee Thompson Jul. 24, 2017, 8:05am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a lower court's granting of summary judgment to an attorney sued for malpractice by a prison inmate he had formerly represented.

Whistleblowing doctor to face arbitration of termination case

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – A whistleblowing doctor who complained about her employer treating a chiropractor as a licensed physician has seen her opponents win their court appeal that will send the dispute to arbitration.

Appellate court backs Pottstown Memorial in wrongful death case

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:29pm

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who sued Pottstown Memorial Medical Center on behalf of a friend who died there has lost her court battle, with the state Superior Court ruling June 30 the lower court didn’t abuse its discretion about what medical evidence to allow.

Internet delay causes appeal to be filed too late; Man had tried to submit it with 14 seconds to spare

Dee Thompson Jul. 11, 2017, 10:00am

HARRISBURG – A man who waited until 14 seconds before the deadline to file his unemployment appeal has lost that appeal at the Commonwealth Court.

Commonwealth Court affirms permit for fracking underneath active oil refinery in Warren

Dee Thompson Jul. 10, 2017, 3:05pm

HARRISBURG – Driller John D. Branch's permit to drill underneath an active refinery, including a tank holding millions of gallons of gasoline, has been upheld despite concerns the “fracking” could cause a catastrophe.

Superior Court rules against couple who complained of 'fishy' paint odor

Dee Thompson Jul. 3, 2017, 9:39am

HARRISBURG — A couple who allege that an interior paint product caused health issues has lost their appeal of the lower court ruling, which was in favor of Benjamin Moore & Co.

Commonwealth Court rules against state police in bingo dispute

Dee Thompson Jul. 3, 2017, 9:06am

HARRISBURG — The question of what exactly constitutes a game of bingo is at the heart of the recent ruling by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Widow wins case on appeal regarding late husband's loans with Manufacturer’s and Trader’s Trust Company

Dee Thompson Jul. 3, 2017, 8:52am

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a widow is not responsible for paying off all of her late husband's loans, even though the bank insisted she sign as a guarantor for some of them.

Superior Court affirms $3.1 million reward in case of motorcyclist's death

Dee Thompson Jun. 29, 2017, 11:55am

HARRISBURG — A state appeals court has confirmed a Philadelphia County ruling that a motorcyclist was not comparatively negligent to the driver who hit and killed him in 2013, upholding a large reward.

Wilkinsburg says borough code enforcement officer was not fired as whistleblower

Dee Thompson Jun. 5, 2017, 9:02am

PITTSBURGH — A former employee of the Borough of Wilkinsburg who filed suit in March was not terminated in retaliation for whistleblowing, the borough alleges in a newly filed answer to the complaint, but for misconduct and insubordination.

Former USAir flight attendant loses appeal in legal malpractice case

Dee Thompson May 12, 2017, 10:07am

A former flight attendant for USAir, after years of battling in court to receive disability benefits, has lost her legal malpractice case against the attorneys who formerly represented her.

Court won't affirm Oren as deputy constable because of past troubles with law

Dee Thompson May 4, 2017, 8:57am

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a lower court's denial of a petition to appoint JohnCarlo Oren as the deputy constable for the Borough of Delaware Water Gap.