Elizabeth Alt News

Pa. court dismisses ex-soldier’s complaint against Army; Man wanted probe into death of fellow soldier

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 20, 2018

Judge Malachy E. Mannion wrote the July 18 court opinion, adopting the recommendation from Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab’s to dismiss the case and grant summary judgment to the U.S. Army.

Workers' Comp denied to man injured driving to work

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 12, 2018

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an order May 17 affirming a workers’ compensation judge's finding that a man injured in a car accident driving to work was not eligible for benefits.

Some of Huntington inmate's civil rights violations claims allowed to proceed

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 7, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reversed part of an inmate’s claims against the State Correctional Institution in Huntingdon for denying the man dental surgery with “deliberate indifference.”

Commonwealth Court upholds denial of unemployment benefits, disputes claimant's rationale for quitting

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 7, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion affirming the Erie Unemployment Compensation Board of Review's decision to deny a woman benefits after she voluntarily left her job to relocate, noting that the woman had failed to show a compelling reason for quitting.

Judge says Penn State owed $320K for expenses of summer program for high-schoolers

By Elizabeth Alt | May 14, 2018

A federal judge has ruled that Summer Study Programs Inc. must pay Penn State University nearly $320,000 for providing students with “room, board and computer access” during a summer program in 2016, according to a recent decision filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

SCOTUS takes case of Pa. woman forced to make her land open to public because of graveyard

By Elizabeth Alt | May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a property rights lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania landowner who has a graveyard on her property, and the decision could have far-reaching implications across the country, according to the Pacific Legal Foundation - a group that is representing the landowner.

Fired over not using Baden school radios, janitor can't collect unemployment

By Elizabeth Alt | May 7, 2018

A woman fired from her job as a janitor for a Pennsylvania school lost her appeal of a decision to deny her unemployment claim due to willful misconduct.

Mountour Heights objects to golfer's lawsuit; Man blames course for cart flipping over

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 14, 2017

PITTSBURGH – The Montour Heights Country Club in Allegheny County has objected to a lawsuit brought against it by a former guest who blames the course for an accident in a golf cart.

Missouri Supreme Court rules application of Blaine Amendments unconstitutional

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 15, 2017

For the first time, The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a case from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals that governments must not deny religious entities money simply for being a religious organization.

Commonwealth Court dismisses third complaint in whistleblower suit against AG's office

By Elizabeth Alt | Nov 14, 2017

HARRISBURG – A former solicitor for the attorney general of Pennsylvania who claimed she was fired for making whistleblower reports on her bosses’ allegedly illicit activities has lost her third, and likely final, complaint in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Penn State fought slip-and-fall lawsuit, saying only one-quarter inch of snow was on walkway

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 14, 2017

MEDIA – After college student Brittany Gray sued Penn State University over allegations she slipped on ice at its Brandywine Campus, she received an arbitration ruling of less than she originally was seeking.

Superior Court nixes attorneys fees on counter-claim in contract dispute

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 31, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court ruled on Aug. 4 that Sea-Z Inc. may be eligible to receive compensation for attorneys fees incurred fighting a 2011 lawsuit against the company by a contractor.

Foxhound breeders fight over ownership; One side claims dogs were neglected

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 8, 2017

LANCASTER – Andrews Bridge Foxhounds Inc. is now involved in a legal battle with former shareholders of the company regarding the allegedly unlawful removal of some of the dogs from one kennel to another, and who owns the dogs.

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