HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will not hear an appeal related to Lakisha Marie Ward-Green’s conviction on charges of manslaughter and reckless driving, according to a Dec. 7 order, allowing a Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruling made in the case to stand.
HARRISBURG – Plaintiffs in more than 6,400 product liability cases concerning injuries allegedly resulting from the use of anti-psychotic drug Risperdal in a Philadelphia court will now be able to seek punitive damages, per a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has awarded summary judgment to US Airways in a lawsuit filed by an injured baggage handler, but he can continue his claims against companies that designed, built and maintained the door.
HARRISBURG – Prince Law Offices has lost its challenge of an arbitration award that allocated legal fees to three other firms that participated in a trial under an independent contractor fee-sharing agreement with Prince, according to a Dec. 18 Superior Court opinion.
HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated a Philadelphia County order allowing the denial of insurance coverage for punitive damages awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to an opinion entered on Nov. 30.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court has overturned a Philadelphia County order that found Aramark Healthcare Support Services was not subject to vicarious liability in connection with a Holy Redeemer Hospital nurse’s fall on a recently mopped scrub room floor.
HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a Somerset County order granting summary judgment in favor of Somerset Hospital in an appeal filed by a surgeon who allegedly performed two procedures at the hospital without permission.
PHILADELPHIA – In a decision filed Dec. 8, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed that a lower court did not abuse its discretion by refusing to end deliberations after a jury claimed it was deadlocked.
HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court sent part of a breach of contract and unjust enrichment case filed against Waldron Electric Heating and Cooling Inc. back to the Washington County Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings, according to an opinion filed Nov. 14.
HARRISBURG – A defamation case against the archdiocese of Philadelphia has been decided in the favor of the teacher who sued. The Catholic school teacher was accused of helping her students cheat on standardized tests.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Nov. 17 affirmed a trial court decision granting a preliminary injunction to Tyco International Management Co. LLC and Tyco Fire Products LP in a dispute with a former employee whom Tyco officials accused of violating employment contracts after taking a job with a competing company.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a $597,000 judgment against American Premier Underwriters Inc., Consolidated Rail Corp., CSX Transportation, et al. and returned the case back to the lower court for further proceedings because of the actions of the appellee's counsel.
HARRISBURG – A Monday ruling saw the Superior Court of Pennsylvania reverse the lone defense verdict reached in favor of the manufacturer of anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, in the drug’s mass tort proceedings held in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.