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Commonwealth Court upholds denial of access to medical board letters

In a Sept. 2 ruling from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a citizen was denied his appeal to obtain state medical board documents from the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR).

Sweetfrog franchise wants slip-and-fall suit transferred to York County

Defense counsel for a frozen yogurt business want a negligence suit filed against it transferred to York County for reasons of improper venue.

Attorney representing client suing SEPTA for negligence withdraws representation

The attorney representing a client suing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for driver negligence has opted to withdraw his representation.

14-year-old case gets going again

A 14 year-old contract goods enforcement lawsuits has been reinstated with a defendant’s petition to proceed in lieu of a prior default judgment levied against her in 2001.

Attorney for plaintiff claiming improper commission payments withdraws appearance

The attorney for a plaintiff who claims he was shorted on commission checks by his former employer has withdrawn his appearance.

City Of Philadelphia seeking sanctions against slip-and-fall co-defendant

The City of Philadelphia is seeking sanctions levied against a negligence suit co-defendant it claims hasn’t abided by orders from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Attorney for construction company accused of improper work petitions to withdraw

PHILADELPHIA – A member of defense counsel for a construction company accused of improper workmanship has petitioned to withdraw his representation. Donald M.

Former Penn Hospital cardiologist seeks to preclude plaintiff's expert witness testimony

Attorneys for a Philadelphia cardiologist accused of malpractice are attempting to prevent testimony from an expert witness for a former patient bringing the lawsuit.

Plaintiffs attorneys seeking $50K from settlement with Ameritemps

Plaintiffs attorneys in a breach of contract action have filed a motion for sanctions, claiming a defendant company failed to abide by the terms of a settlement reached in June.

Fire insurance litigation plaintiffs seek reinstatement

Plaintiffs in fire insurance litigation are seeking to have the case reinstated and a previous discontinuance order vacated.

Plaintiff counsel cites "irreconcilable differences" in withdrawal from crash case

Plaintiff counsel in a motor vehicle accident lawsuit has been allowed to withdraw his representation of his client due to “irreconcilable differences.”

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas grants settlement enforcement motion

A motion to enforce settlement filed by the defendant in a motor vehicle accident action was granted in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

City Of Philadelphia has litigation co-defendant sanctioned

The City of Philadelphia has successfully had a co-defendant it alleges has failed to cooperate with court orders sanctioned by the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Plaintiff counsel seeking state assistance in resolving minor plaintiff's accident claims

Representatives for a minor plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident case are seeking to fully resolve her settlement claims through assistance from the state.

Negligence plaintiff seeking settlement check for $60K

The plaintiff in a trip-and-fall lawsuit who settled her claims against the City of Philadelphia is seeking the settlement amount of $60,000.

Accident witness must explain absence or face contempt of court

An independent witness in a motor vehicle accident case must explain why he did not appear for a prior deposition or be found in contempt.

Katz Estate has motion for reconsideration on escrow payments denied

The estate for late businessman, philanthropist and newspaper publisher Lewis Katz has had its motion for reconsideration related to direction of escrow payments denied.

Continuance approved in motor vehicle litigation

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas approved a 45-day continuance in a motor vehicle negligence action.

Doctoral defendant dismissed from lung cancer malpractice case

A doctor named as a defendant has been dismissed from a medical malpractice case filed against him, his practice and other physicians.

City Of Philadelphia pursuing sanctions against co-defendant

The City of Philadelphia is pursuing sanctions against a negligence suit co-defendant it claims hasn’t cooperated with court orders.