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General Foods sues lawyers, say they botched defense during eviction proceeding

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 23, 2017, 11:41am

PHILADELPHIA – General Foods has sued a group of its former attorneys and their firms, claiming their failure to assert proper and relevant defenses led to the company being evicted from its leased premises, located in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

Safe Auto policy doesn't cover girlfriend; Dissenting judge takes issue with majority's interpretation

Glenn Minnis Oct. 17, 2017, 9:43am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a Lehigh County verdict stipulating that auto insurers are not obligated to provide coverage to non-family members who live with policy-holders under the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law.

Ruling explores case of woman who tripped in hospital parking lot, causing coma that she never came out of

David Hutton Oct. 11, 2017, 12:22pm

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a Delaware County Common Pleas Court ruling granting summary judgment to Riddle Memorial Hospital and Main Line Health Inc. in a negligence case.

Superior court sends Discover Card case back to trial court

Dee Thompson Oct. 5, 2017, 4:13pm

Debra Collins claims she was never properly served with the lawsuit filed against her in 2009 by Discover Card, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has now sent the matter back to the trial court.

Pennsylvania Superior Court upholds ruling in wrongful death suit

David Hutton Oct. 5, 2017, 12:21pm

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a Berks County Common Pleas Court ruling denying summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against Frankie & Eddie’s Hanover Inn and RCA Insurance Group.

Supreme Court to hear malpractice case with Facebook posts used as evidence

Kacie Whaley Oct. 2, 2017, 3:41pm

A woman who claimed several medical providers failed to diagnose her with Lyme disease will be taking a medical malpractice suit to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and have her Facebook posts used as evidence against her.

No new trial for woman struck by bus in Allentown

John Severance Sep. 28, 2017, 11:41am

HARRISBURG – A woman lost her appeal and will not get a new trial seeking damages after being involved in a pedestrian/bus accident, according to a ruling Sept. 6 from the state Superior Court.

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

Shanice Harris Sep. 25, 2017, 8:31am

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.

Nursing home's parent company might face vicarious liability after appeals court decision

Glenn Minnis Sep. 12, 2017, 12:00pm

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania man is set to get a new trial after a three-judge Superior Court panel unanimously overturned a lower court’s decision that dismissed his lawsuit against a nursing home's parent company.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of Seven Springs chairlift accident case

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2017, 9:58am

HARRISBURG – The dismissal of a lawsuit filed after a man who fell from a chairlift and was injured at Seven Springs Mountain Resort Inc. was upheld in an Aug. 7 ruling from the state Superior Court.

Superior Court reverses ruling in long-running lawsuit between North Wales senior center, rabbi's estate

Karen Kidd Aug. 31, 2017, 9:57am

PHILADELPHIA – A seven-year-long legal battle between a North Wales senior medical care provider and the estate of a long-serving northwest Philadelphia rabbi is on its way back to common pleas court after a higher court ruling earlier in August.

Superior Court nixes attorneys fees on counter-claim in contract dispute

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 31, 2017, 9:44am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court ruled on Aug. 4 that Sea-Z Inc. may be eligible to receive compensation for attorneys fees incurred fighting a 2011 lawsuit against the company by a contractor.

UPMC wins appeal in liver donor lawsuit after family waits 12 years to file

Laura Halleman Aug. 29, 2017, 8:35am

HARRISBURG – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has won an appeal of two parents and their son that involved an unhealthy liver donation and the time in which they filed their lawsuit.

Superior Court affirms transfer order Pennsylvania Turnpike accident suit

Olivia Olsen Aug. 24, 2017, 12:28pm

HARRISBURG – In a decision entered in late July, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled to affirm a motion to transfer venue in a tractor-trailer injury accident case.

State Supreme Court ruling changes outcome of wrongful death appeal

Carrie Salls Jul. 26, 2017, 10:04am

HARRISBURG – A wrongful death and survival lawsuit was sent back to the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County for trial after a state Supreme Court ruling set a new precedent, according to a ruling made July 11 by the state Superior Court.

Forum-shopping argument rejected in lawsuit over prison inmate who hanged herself

Carrie Salls Jul. 26, 2017, 10:01am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has rejected the appeal of Community Education Centers Inc., which argued that a plaintiff engaged in forum-shopping.

Superior Court dismisses case alleging bone injury caused by needle biopsy

Todd Barnett Jul. 24, 2017, 8:20am

HARRISBURG – On June 29, the state Superior Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that a doctor performing a needle biopsy on a patient’s prostate caused an injury that led to the deterioration of the patient’s pelvic bone.

Court rules Coopermatics owners liable for employee's unpaid commission claims

Todd Barnett Jul. 24, 2017, 8:20am

HARRISBURG – On July 6, the state Superior Court denied the appeal of the former owners of Coopermatics Inc., a now-defunct Northampton industrial filtration supply company, of a lower court’s judgment that it was liable for unpaid sales representative commissions accrued prior to the company’s sale.

Superior Court upholds $132,935 judgment in favor of King Investment Group

Carrie Salls Jul. 24, 2017, 8:15am

HARRISBURG – A $132,935 judgment entered in a real estate agreement breach-of-contract case was upheld in a July 6 in a Superior Court of Pennsylvania appeal ruling.

Superior Court rules against man fighting murder conviction who sued his lawyer

Dee Thompson Jul. 24, 2017, 8:05am

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has affirmed a lower court's granting of summary judgment to an attorney sued for malpractice by a prison inmate he had formerly represented.