PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that a union that represents higher education faculty across the state has no bargaining rights over which of its members must submit to criminal background checks.
HARRISBURG (Pennsylvania Record) — A Harrisburg personal injury attorney should not be held liable in two former clients' legal malpractice case over alleged mishandling of litigation over a second surgical sponge discovered left behind over several surgeries.In his 15-page dissent issued March 30, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Victor P.
PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh law firm has until later this month to produce certain communications between one of its attorneys and principals of a Florida-based oil and gas company suing the firm over alleged fraud and deception.
PHILADELPHIA —A Florida woman's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc., over her 2007 Prolene Mesh pelvic implant in Florida, originally filed in Pennsylvania, now will be heard in federal court in Florida.
PHILADELPHIA — Whether a Philadelphia police inspector can appeal a federal judge's dismissal last month of his defamation lawsuit against a nonprofit watchdog group is up in the air following a recent clerk's order.
SCRANTON — A state corrections official named as a defendant in a prisoner's federal lawsuit over the second-hand smoke he endures in prison is no longer a party in the litigation following a opinion issued last month.
HARRISBURG — The family of a 25-year-old man stabbed to death by a co-worker at a meat processing plant is eligible for workers compensation death benefits because the man's employer failed to prove his killing was not work-related, a state court recently affirmed.
HARRISBURG – Back tuition and fees, along with tens of thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees, will have to paid to a military academy following 2015 dismissal of a Delaware County cadet then facing criminal charges and failure of a drug and alcohol test, according to the state Superior Court.
SCRANTON – A release on the back of a ski-lift ticket at a Poconos resort may not be enough to bar liability in the case of a skier injured in an accident in early 2017, a federal judge ruled last month.
PHILADELPHIA – Discovery is underway over jurisdiction in a South Carolina biotech company's anti-trust lawsuit against imprisoned pharmaceutical kingpin Martin Shkreli following a decision by a Philadelphia-based federal judge last month.
JOHNSTOWN – CSX Transportation last month dodged a class action lawsuit over a 2017 train derailment in a Bedford County town that prompted an evacuation of hundreds of people that took more than two weeks.
PHILADELPHIA – A Michigan woman's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and other defendants over a 2011 pelvic mesh implant Gynecare TVT-Obturator (TVT-O), originally filed in Pennsylvania, now is in federal court in New Jersey.
PITTSBURGH – A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of the employer in the case of a former Pittsburgh-based regional bank employee fired in early 2018 for "inappropriately displaying a brown monkey in the workplace."
PITTSBURGH – The case of a former Pittsburgh city employee who accepted demotion after her job was eliminated from the 2018 budget and fired a couple of months later remains alive after a federal judge dismissed much of the litigation a few weeks ago.
PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Attorney General office's long-running consumer protection case against companies alleged to have engineered an illegal internet-based payday loan scheme remains alive following a federal judge's ruling last month.
PHILADELPHIA – The cases of 10 women who live outside of Pennsylvania and who claim they were injured by intrauterine devices manufactured by a North Wales-based pharmaceutical company has been transferred to other federal courts.