Commonwealth of Pennsylvania News

Delaware County fights for its right to sue; Sherwin-Williams wants to block Pa. lead paint litigation pushed by private lawyers

By William Sassani | Jan 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Delaware County has filed a motion to dismiss a preemptory lawsuit filed by Sherwin-Williams Co. that attempts to block counties around Pennsylvania from pursuing possibly nine-figure litigation over lead paint.

Lawsuit alleging injured motorist's car fell into Philadelphia sinkhole is headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been set for litigation initiated against the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its Department of Transportation by a motorist who claims to have been injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in Philadelphia.

Lawyer says his off-the-record comments were unlawfully recorded by Amazon, Roc Nation during Meek Mill documentary

By John Sammon | Nov 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia lawyer is asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to send back to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas a lawsuit in which he alleges his off-the-record comments were illegally transcribed in an interview for a documentary chronicling rapper Meek Mill and the criminal justice system.

Press & Journal accuses Borough of Middletown of First Amendment violations

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

HARRISBURG — The publisher of the Middletown Press & Journal is suing the Borough of Middletown, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, citing an alleged violation of plaintiff’s First Amendment rights.

Judicial order permits counsel for assault victim to obtain records concerning the case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per an order from a state court judge, counsel for an assault victim has been granted the opportunity to receive all records pertinent to the case from Lebanon City law enforcement officials.

Lawsuit pins blame on York County Prison for prisoner's suicide

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

HARRISBURG — York County Prison and several correctional officers face a lawsuit for allegedly failing to take precautions to keep a suicidal inmate from killing herself, according to court documents.

Philly ambulance companies say New Jersey firm didn't file unemployment compensation documents

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of Philadelphia-based paratransit services say a New Jersey human resources firm failed to file unemployment compensation fund documents, leaving them to be financially penalized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Philly woman's car falls in sinkhole; She sues City of Philadelphia, state and other entities

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A motorist who was allegedly severely injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in South Philadelphia has sued the entities she believes are responsible for the negligence of maintaining the street where the accident occurred.

Man says he was too drunk to scale steps to his apartment, sues bar downstairs from it

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man severely injured after leaving a bar in Northeast Philadelphia and while walking to his apartment, one located directly above the bar, is suing the landlord/bar owners for overserving him prior to this accident.

Gov. Wolf, state officials sue to stop manufacturer of 3D printed plastic guns

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Tom Wolf, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the State Police are suing the maker of plastic guns for allegedly allowing the 3D printing of unlicensed plastic guns that go undetected through metal detectors.

Third Circuit: De La Fuente not prevented from appearing on 2016 Presidential Election ballot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has denied claims from an independent presidential candidate from Florida, who alleged improper prevention of his name from appearing on ballots for the 2016 Presidential Election in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Third Circuit says Boyertown's transgender students can use restrooms corresponding to gender identity

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court recently ruled that transgender students in Boyertown schools may continue to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity, marking a key victory for the LGBT advocacy community and a defeat for their ideological opponents.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA: PFBC to Sponsor 'Days of Summer Giveaway'

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has partnered with “The Rest of PA,” a consortia of local tourism entities and Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg to sponsor a giveaway that includes a two-day getaway package and an Ascend 10T Sit-on-Top lime green fishing kayak.

Gov. Wolf vetoes Republican bill that looked to reform prescription drug distribution to injured workers statewide

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A bill set to completely change the way in which prescription drugs were distributed and provided to injured workers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was recently vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf, who said the bill’s aims ran “counter to the impact [the state] has made with injured workers.”

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.

Legal reform on the mind of GOP gov candidate; Product liability law 'an incoherent mess'

By Carrie Salls | Feb 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH – Jones Day of counsel and Republican gubernatorial candidate Laura Ellsworth has several ideas for legal reform and changes to the current civil justice system that she would like to implement if she wins the office.

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