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Judge refuses to dismiss case against St. Jude Medical alleging heart implant posed a risk to patients

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 15, 2018

The patient alleged that St. Jude Medical knew that the cardiac defibrillator implant "malfunctioned, creating danger to patients," according to the lawsuit.

Grane Healthcare to face claims in $2.2M case against Providence Care Center

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania partially upheld an order granting a new trial in a negligence case filed against Providence Care Center.

Homeowners, Montgomery & Rust argue over structural issues

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 9, 2018

Two Pittsburgh homeowners say a home builder did not properly construct their house in 2008, leading to years of structural problems.

New trial for med-mal plaintiff suing University of Pennsylvania

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 9, 2018

A former patient of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital will receive a new trail in a medical malpractice case, an appellate court ruled.

Out-of-staters have lawsuits against CSX tossed from Philadelphia court

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled a trial court abused its discretion when it failed to consider that the two CSX railroad workers are not residents of Pennslyvania.

Inmates can continue Hepatitis C class action lawsuit against Pa. DOC

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2018

A federal judge partially granted a motion for summary judgment in a class action lawsuit involving medical care to prison inmates with Hepatitis C viral infections.

Philly cop, alleging retaliation from sexual harassment issue, gets green light for lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2018

A federal judge denied the motion to dismiss the claim under the state Human Relations Act and the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance.

$300K for family that sued the Boy Scouts when a tree limb fell on 8-year-old during camping trip

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 6, 2018

The family of a boy injured at a Boy Scout camping event will settle a lawsuit with the Boy Scouts of America and a local troop.

Customer and Wal-Mart trade blame in trip-and-fall case; Company says fire pit was an obvious danger

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania woman is suing Walmart Inc., doing business as Wal-Mart Supercenter, and Wal-Mart Stores East LP for injuries she allegedly received when she fell over a fire pit in the garden center of a West Mifflin store.

Complaints or performance? Anesthesiologist, UPMC disagree about why he was fired

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An anesthesiologist is suing UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Physicians and UPP Inc., claiming he was fired for complaining about illegal activity.

Kid's alleged arm injury the subject of Allegheny Co. lawsuit against Slide the City

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 26, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A woman and her husband are suing Slide the City for injuries sustained from its water slide event that occurred in 2015.

Commonwealth Court says arbitrator overstepped authority in Pittsburgh police officers' case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 22, 2018

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an arbitrator exceeded her powers and the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas properly vacated an award involving Pittsburgh police officers.

Staffing Plus racial discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge granted Staffing Plus Inc.'s motion to dismiss a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former independent contractor, according to an opinion filed June 20 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Federal judge allows First Amendment case against Pennsylvania School Boards Association to continue

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge declined a request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the board members that alleges retaliation against the plaintiffs for exercising their First Amendment rights.

Suit alleging U-Haul employee's forklift crash caused injury thrown out

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania agreed with a trial court that an employee of McGrath Technical Staffing could not bring a lawsuit against U-Haul for work injuries because of an agreement signed with his employer, according to a June 22 opinion.

Superior Court reinstates cancer case against Bayer; Widow of Pittsburgh-area golf course employee pursuing the case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania sent a wrongful death case filed by the administrator of the estate of a golf course employee who died in February 2009 back to a trial court for further proceedings, ruling that the trial court made an error in granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants, including Bayer Cropscience.

Woman, fired for allegedly using company credit card to buy Uber and Lyft rides, settles ADA claim

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A lawsuit alleging discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was recently dismissed after the parties reached a settlement.

Former teacher accuses Drexel Neumann Academy of discrimination; School seeks dismissal of lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

MEDIA — A former Drexel Neumann Academy (DNA) second-grade teacher is suing the school for disability discrimination and a hostile working environment, according to an amended complaint filed April 24 in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

SA Realty asks court to dismiss Erie Insurance property damage lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

SCRANTON - SA Realty Co. is asking the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Erie Insurance Co. in connection with a dispute related to liability for property damage to a barber shop that operates out of a business owned by SA Realty.

Class action settlement over warranty violations given approval; Attorneys to receive almost $300K

By Kyla Asbury | May 29, 2018

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a settlement in a class action lawsuit over alleged warranty violations.

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