PHILADELPHIA – In a potentially far-reaching ruling which diverted from those made in recent years at both state and federal levels, a judge declared that the requirement for out-of-state corporations to register in Pennsylvania and thus consent to general jurisdiction within it, is both “a statutory scheme” and “unconstitutional.”
PHILADELPHIA – A woman who suffered damage to her head from an allegedly defective hair relaxer didn’t find relief in the District Court and proceeded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where she also lost her claims.
PITTSBURGH – After one year, a plaintiff who was said to have sustained a torn rotator cuff and concussion after an alleged injurious fall in a J.C. Penney’s department store hair salon settled the litigation filed against the store.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has thrown out the claims of a local attorney against both Amazon and the Jay-Z-founded entertainment company Roc Nation, over a supposed illegally recorded conversation in which the lawyer took his own client to task – with that same client being the judge presiding over rap music artist Meek Mill’s controversial criminal court case.
PITTSBURGH – Ongoing mediation has delayed argument on a summary judgment motion in the case of a former physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center seeking well over $200,000 in post-termination back pay.
PHILADELPHIA – For well over three weeks, the City of Philadelphia website governing electronic filing and viewing of case dockets for the local court system has been offline due to a virus – and the City is not offering much about the matter.
PITTSBURGH – Western Pennsylvania Hospital recently opted to dismiss a lawsuit it filed a year ago against a health insurance provider for negligence and bad faith, for allegedly denying claim payment for emergency medical care administered to a Pennsylvania woman’s late husband.
PITTSBURGH – In response to claims from a developmentally-disabled young man and his parents who allege he was molested at a residential treatment facility for children, the institution says the claims are both baseless and impertinent.
PITTSBURGH – According to recent filings in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, a confidentiality agreement is potentially in play in regards to a case centered on the killing of a man in an altercation at a Pittsburgh Steelers game in November 2016.
ALLENTOWN – A lawsuit filed by an Effort couple against Christmas Tree Shops that claims the store chain negligently sold a jar that exploded and caused severe hand injuries to one of the plaintiffs was settled.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference was recently scheduled for a lawsuit brought by an inmate serving a life sentence at SCI-Phoenix who claimed a now-retired prison unit manager retaliated against him on two occasions.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has transferred numerous litigations from U.S. military veterans who claimed 3M’s Combat-Arms Earplugs were the cause of their hearing damage and deafness to a Florida federal court.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit brought by a Montgomery County law firm to recover more than $150,000 in counsel and other fees from the current chief executive officer of Mobilactive and the one-time executive vice president and general counsel of Comcast Corporation will not be remanded to state court.
PHILADELPHIA – After losing their case against Newsweek Magazine in a Philadelphia federal court this past spring, the parents of a child supporter of President Donald Trump who claimed he was defamed in the publication have appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit concerning a dispute over ownership and sale of a valuable coin collection is stayed, while concurrent court matters relating to it are adjudicated in a New York federal court.