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.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has dismissed a Bucks County company's bad faith claim against its insurer over a fire that damaged its business, ruling that moving forward with the case would be "futile."
HARRISBURG – The seal on a case in Milton Hershey School's litigation with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission was lifted just enough earlier this month for the public to see an opinion in the case.
SCRANTON – A federal judge has dismissed a portion of a Wapwallopen man's lawsuit against Talen Energy Corp. and Susquehanna Nuclear who he claims fired him after he failed a drug and alcohol screening that then prevented him from getting a job elsewhere.
PHILADELPHIA – A woman who was injured when she fell while trying to traverse a hospital's icy handicap ramp she was walking on an unsafe surface and her case was justifiably dismissed, a Superior Court of Pennsylvania three-judge panel recently ruled.
PHILADELPHIA – Former Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General employees caught up in the scandal around disgraced former Attorney General Kathleen Kane won't be getting her attorney communications, a federal judge recently ruled.
PHILADELPHIA – A discovery dispute in litigation against Swiss and New Jersey-based pharmaceutical companies over release of a leukemia drug will not be moved from Pennsylvania to New York, a federal judge recently ruled.
PHILADELPHIA – A whistleblower's seven-year-old complaint over allegations of False Claims Act violations against a former UnitedHealth Group subsidiary - a suit the government opposed - now has been fully dismissed.