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

By Dee Thompson | Jul 10, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Jul 3, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Jul 3, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Jul 3, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Jun 29, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Jun 5, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | May 12, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | May 4, 2017

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.

Superior Court says slip-and-fall case against Parx Casino was properly transferred from Philadelphia

By Dee Thompson | Apr 11, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — In a lawsuit over a woman's alleged fall at a casino, the Superior Court has upheld a ruling that Bucks County, where the casino does business, was ruled the proper venue over Philadelphia, despite the appellant's claims of heavy advertising in that city.

Trustee for defunct company facing action from Labor Dept.

By Dee Thompson | Jan 17, 2017

ERIE – What happens when the Department of Labor sues a defunct wind turbine company on behalf of employees whose retirement funds have allegedly disappeared? If you’re the trustee for the plan, you may be personally responsible for putting the money back.

Hershey's scoffs at class action over amount of Kisses in each bag

By Dee Thompson | Nov 22, 2016

NEW YORK - Hershey's is calling a class action lawsuit filed against it over the amount of Kisses in its packaging meritless.

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