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Geisinger Medical Center beats lawsuit over bypass surgery

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 11, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently affirmed a trial court’s ruling in favor of Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) in a lawsuit filed by a patient claiming negligence regarding his coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Lawyers for lawyers can't withdraw from case, judge rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied a law firm's motion to withdraw as counsel for another law firm being sued in dispute over unpaid invoices for legal advertising services.

Superior Court affirms ruling for Hershey Medical Center in malpractice claim

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 4, 2019

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a couple who sued Penn State Hershey Medical Center for alleged medical malpractice.

Bethlehem landfill isn't obligated to protect neighbors from bad odors, judge rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A district court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against a landfill company that was accused of disturbing residents with its bad odor.

Federal judge determines Lannett Co. statements to investors were not inherently misleading

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has partially dismissed a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer accused of making misleading statements to its investors.

Court affirms expulsion of special needs student who brought knife to Plymouth Whitemarsh High

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled against a special needs student who was expelled for bringing a knife to school.

Court compels arbitration after Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton law firm breaks up

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has compelled arbitration in a case involving the dissolution of a law firm.

Philly judge approves class action settlement over Accolade data breach; Company was victim to phishing scheme

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has given preliminary approval in a class action lawsuit involving a company-wide data breach.

Court: Being perceived as gay not a claim for sex discrimination

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the Philadelphia Housing Authority, saying a former employee who filed the lawsuit on the basis of being perceived as gay didn’t make a claim for sex discrimination.

Court dismisses suit filed by former volunteer board member of Agora Cyber Charter School

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former volunteer member of the board of trustees of a charter school.

Lawsuit filed by British documentary film producer is dismissed

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit against the director of Mediacast, a film distributing company.

Supreme Court tells Philadelphia school it must face lawsuit after student ran into unpadded gym wall

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a Commonwealth Court ruling, saying a Philadelphia elementary school is not exempt from governmental immunity in a lawsuit filed by a student who was allegedly injured due to the faulty condition of a gym wall.

State Supreme Court reimposes impact fee on frackers

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has reversed a Commonwealth Court order, imposing a yearly impact fee on producers of natural gas from certain vertical wells.

Court removes insurer from case against Berks Co. landlord over carbon monoxide poisoning

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - In a ruling on Nov. 5, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Foremost Insurance Co., saying it doesn’t have to defend a landlord who is facing a lawsuit in a carbon monoxide injury.

Pennsylvania court upholds oil and gas development near agricultural area

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 16, 2018

In a decision made Oct. 26, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the trial court’s ruling that affirmed the Allegheny Township Zoning Hearing Board’s decision to allow oil and gas development near an agricultural area.

Court upholds ruling against Colebrookdale residents who received zoning violation

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 16, 2018

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against residents who were issued zoning violations at their property.

Superior Court reverses ruling in employment discrimination case against Mercer County Community Credit Union

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 16, 2018

​The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has reversed the trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment in an employment discrimination case.

Lawyers predict $1,500 per class member in settlement with Optimum Healthcare IT; Attorneys to get $1.6 million

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has approved a class settlement in a lawsuit against Optimum Healthcare IT LLC, a health care information technology firm.

Court denies care center's motion to dismiss former employee's lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 13, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has denied a motion to dismiss filed by The Maternal Child Consortium LLC, and Associates Home Care Inc.

Plaintiff will be required to bring in expert to validate medical malpractice allegations

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 7, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a trial court’s ruling which required the plaintiff to bring an expert witness in a case of alleged medical negligence.

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