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Strip club asks federal court to send former exotic dancer's unpaid-wage claim to arbitration

By Melissa Busch | Jun 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A gentleman’s club is asking a federal court to force one of its former adult entertainers, who claimed she was cheated out of overtime because she was classified as an independent contractor, to submit the dispute to arbitration.

Woman whose bowel was cut nearly in half during hysterectomy to get new trial, appeals court rules

By Melissa Busch | May 15, 2017

PITTSBURGH — An appeals court granted a new trial to a woman who lost her medical malpractice suit against a surgeon who severed her bowel while performing her hysterectomy.

Court says PHRC can review racial discrimination case brought by former student against Chestnut Hill College

By Melissa Busch | Apr 27, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has the right to review a racial discrimination case filed against a Catholic college.

State court upholds PennDot's decision to deny advertising sign off State Route 322

By Melissa Busch | Apr 21, 2017

A state court recently affirmed the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's decision to deny a permit for an ad sign that was visible from State Route 322, citing a law that restricts billboards within 500 feet of an interchange.

Convicted murderer loses malicious prosecution claim over dropped bad-checks charge

By Melissa Busch | Apr 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appeals court has affirmed summary judgment against a Philadelphia convicted murderer who was accused of writing bad checks in Bucks County.

Counterclaim forces Superior Court to quash former home improvement employee's appeal

By Melissa Busch | Apr 14, 2017

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania appeals court recently quashed an appeal of a summary judgment decision in York County that found a home improvement business did not owe a former employee more than $5,000 for his services.

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