Shanice Harris News

Court reaches new ruling in 25-year-long case; Defendant asked for judge's recusal too late

By Shanice Harris | Oct 10, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Supreme Court has affirmed a judgment of the Superior Court in a case that has spanned more than 25 years.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County allege homeowners failed to state claim in tax dispute

By Shanice Harris | Oct 2, 2017

The city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County object to claims made by a husband and wife who filed a class action lawsuit against Allegheny County, the county's Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review, the city and Pittsburgh Public Schools alleging the county raised their real estate tax during the years 2014 through 2016.

Superior Court won't overturn med-mal jury verdict in favor of Einstein Medical Center, others

By Shanice Harris | Sep 25, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed the judgment of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas for the defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Super Bowl ticketholders lose effort to add claim to lawsuit over lost seats

By Shanice Harris | Jul 10, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a trial court's decision regarding seats at Super Bowl XLV that prevents the plaintiffs from filing a second amended complaint.

Default judgments final for Lit Ultrabar operators who repeatedly failed to respond on time

By Shanice Harris | Jun 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Superior Court denied final appeals on May 16 from two bar operators who failed to file timely challenges from default judgments against them stemming from a 2013 fight that allegedly left a patron injured.

Superior Court reverses ruling, says six-figure sum in Wells Fargo account not exempt from garnishment

By Shanice Harris | May 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court has reversed a Bucks County judgment, with the appeals court holding that nearly $200,000 in a Wells Fargo bank account wasn't exempt from garnishment by Bollard & Associates.

Superior Court gives new life to decade-old lawsuit

By Shanice Harris | May 5, 2017

PITTSBURGH — The state Superior Court has reversed a Westmoreland County decision that had granted summary judgment to a maker of "belleville washers" in a long-running lawsuit over trade secrets.

Superior Court affirms medical malpractice win for defendants

By Shanice Harris | Apr 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court recently ruled in favor of defendants Chestnut Hill Hospital, Tri-County Emergency Physicians and many of its associates in an appeal filed by Ellesia Blaque of a trial court decision clearing the healthcare provider of medical malpractice.

Doctor responds to lawsuit filed against Allegheny Health Network, others

By Shanice Harris | Apr 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH — Defendants in a case dealing with the alleged wrongful death of an Allegheny Health Network patient filed multiple objections against the plaintiff's lawsuit recently, arguing that several sections be stricken from the complaint.

Ex-ScripsAmerica CEO files motion to dismiss or transfer his former employer's case against him

By Shanice Harris | Apr 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Defendant Robert Schneiderman has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by ScripsAmerica Inc. Schneideman, in the alternative, asks to transfer the action to the U.S. District Court of Delaware.

Doctor won't receive new trial after damages award reduced by $52K

By Shanice Harris | Mar 27, 2017

HARRISBURG — A doctor has lost his appeal seeking a new trial on damages after a Lehigh County court reduced a jury verdict in his favor by more than $50,000.

Homeowner not liable for broken kneecap suffered by woman in trip over water pipe

By Shanice Harris | Mar 23, 2017

HARRISBURG — A woman has lost her lawsuit against a homeowner she sued after she tripped over a water pipe.

Superior Court denies appeal of plaintiffs who say clerical error listed wrong driver in accident

By Shanice Harris | Mar 23, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court has affirmed a trial court decision to deny a couple's motion to amend a complaint, dismissing their automobile accident lawsuit.

Superior Court rules for insurer in dispute over water damage

By Shanice Harris | Mar 10, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court has upheld a March 2016 ruling that an insurance company did not breach its contract with a property owner. 

Court declines insurer's motion to bifurcate allegations against it

By Shanice Harris | Mar 9, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – An insurer has lost in an attempt to bifurcate two claims in a lawsuit filed against the company by a law firm.

Former fire marshal scores victory at Commonwealth Court

By Shanice Harris | Mar 9, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court ruled for a former Towamencin fire marshal Kevin Pezzano suing the township, overruling an earlier decision by the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.

Default judgment in favor of the Phillies kept intact by Superior Court

By Shanice Harris | Mar 8, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court has ruled in an appeal filed (too late) by Regional Resources Management Inc.(RRM) and Joseph S. Simone Jr. in a case involving the Philadelphia Phillies.

Attorney: Wawa will probably defeat DaWA in trademark lawsuit

By Shanice Harris | Mar 1, 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Popular East Coast convenience store operation Wawa Inc. and parent company Wild Goose Holding Co. Inc. have filed a complaint against Dawa Food Inc., stating that the defendant is committing trademark infringement and other counts.

Third Circuit rules for Temple University in Title IX case

By Shanice Harris | Feb 24, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Temple University recently prevailed in a lawsuit filed against it by a former member of the school's track and field team, when the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the trial court's entry of summary judgment on a finding that the plaintiff's claims of gender-based discrimination were time-barred.

Party City loses bid to have website accessibility case thrown out

By Shanice Harris | Feb 23, 2017

PITTSBURGH – Event superstore Party City found itself in a lawsuit on Sept. 6 when plaintiffs Rachel Gniewskowski, R. David New and Access Now Inc. sued the retailer in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging that Party City’s website was not accessible to visually impaired consumers.

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