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Pa. Superior Court rejects petition to compel arbitration in negligence case against medical facility

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 23, 2018

A Pennsylvania appeals court recently affirmed a trial court’s decision to deny a medical facility’s petition to compel arbitration in dispute with a woman who allegedly fell and broke her leg at the facility, according to a decision filed on March 29 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Right to Farm Act protects Salem family farm from lawsuit over its smell

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 23, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a trial court’s decision to dismiss a case against a family-owned farm in Luzerne County that was accused of creating a disturbing odor in the neighborhood, according to a decision filed on March 29.

Pa. Superior Court upholds dismissal of defamation suit against law firm and attorney

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 23, 2018

A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss defamation claims brought by an attorney who said a firm falsely accused him of witness intimidation, according to a decision filed on March 29 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court upholds decision to not award damages to woman who allegedly was bitten by dog

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 19, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a jury's decision to not award damages to a woman who sued a couple after she was allegedly bitten by their dog, according to a decision filed on April 3.

Pennsylvania, seeking $1.2M in fees from court fight over Hershey Medical Center merger, gets support

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has gained support from several states that say a federal district court made a mistake by denying reimbursement for attorneys’ fees following its successful challenge to the proposed merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health System.

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