PITTSBURGH – One of Pennsylvania’s most prominent convenience store chains is the target of a class-action lawsuit from a plaintiff who claims it violated state law by charging sales tax on non-flavored mineral water.
PHILADELPHIA – After six weeks of controversy and confusion, the virus-related shutdown of the Philadelphia court system’s website is over and the remaining features of electronic filing and docket searching have been restored.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge’s recent ruling which said that Pennsylvania’s requirement for out-of-state corporations to both register in and consent to general jurisdiction here was “a statutory scheme” and “unconstitutional” may have lasting effect on a number of prominent cases statewide, both pending and in the future.
PITTSBURGH – A state court lawsuit that claimed the errant movement of a metal cart in a Shop ‘N Save supermarket was the direct cause of a plaintiff’s severe knee injuries that required surgery was settled.
HARRISBURG – Testimony hearings continued Wednesday within the Pennsylvania Senate’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC), featuring insurance and medical college representatives who say current medical malpractice venue rules should not be reversed.
HARRISBURG – This week, the Pennsylvania Senate’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) is holding a two-day set of hearings discussing the impact of reverting current medical malpractice litigation venue rules could have on the access to health care and maintenance of health care systems statewide.
PITTSBURGH – A contractor involved in a lawsuit filed by a Mills Run couple who alleged the husband suffered severe shoulder injuries in a construction site accident has been denied a motion for summary judgment.
PITTSBURGH – Per docket records in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, a presumption of bankruptcy regarding one of the defendants in a litigation between an electrical company plaintiff and construction companies has been withdrawn.
PITTSBURGH – A Turtle Creek-based wall panel manufacturer has settled its litigation with a Maryland construction company, connected to a project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, D.C.
PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County court has denied a protective order seeking to reschedule a deposition for the owner of a salvage yard that was wrapped up in a premises liability negligence lawsuit due to health issues.
PITTSBURGH – A local construction company has settled litigation with one of its clients, centered on damage incurred at properties when removing garage that led to legal action from the homeowners’ insurance company.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently upheld a lower court summary judgment ruling that an unsolicited information request delivered by fax did not qualify as an advertisement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), despite it being sent for a business purpose.
PITTSBURGH – A federal judge has ordered discovery proceedings will be soon concluded in the case of a Scottdale plaintiff who allegedly suffered a broken left knee when visiting an Outback Steakhouse.
PHILADELPHIA – An EMS training director who claimed her employer interfered with her sabbatical granted under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has now lost her case at both federal district and appellate court levels.