Superior Court of Pennsylvania News

Superior Court rules plaintiff doesn't need expert's report in driver's lawsuit against Sunoco

By Karen Kidd | Dec 14, 2018

HARRISBURG — The negligence case of a driver injured at a Texas-based motor fuels company's facility in Chester County is on its way back to a Philadelphia court following a state superior court's ruling last month.

Groups don't want Pa. Supreme Court to create Fair Share Act exception for asbestos lawsuits

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

HARRISBURG – Business and legal reform groups are calling on the state Supreme Court to uphold a specific application of a law that governs how defendants split the check when a plaintiff verdict comes in - opposing a so-called "carve-out" that would keep the law from applying to asbestos cases..

Superior Court concurs with trial court’s judgment in breach of contract case

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 4, 2018

HARRISBURG -- The Superior Court of Pennsylvania agrees with a trial court’s judgment on the pleadings in an alleged breach of contract case.

Sam's Club wins appeal in slip-and-fall case; Woman continued shopping after fall

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 28, 2018

HARRISBURG - A woman who claims she was injured in a Sam's Club store after a fall has lost her appeal.

U.K. court's $3.4 million ruling against international investment firm is upheld by Pa. Superior Court

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An international investment firm has been ordered by a Pennsylvania court to pay more than $3.4 million.

Appeal in alleged overpayment of Medicare funds is denied

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG - The state Superior Court has affirmed a trial court's ruling, denying an appeal from Community Care Behavioral Health Organization over alleged overpayment of Medicare funds in an audit of Berks Counseling Center.

Coal company wins part of appeal in long-term property dispute

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania coal company has won, in part, an appeal of a verdict denying it land rights in a long-standing property dispute.

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.

Talc lawsuits come to Philadelphia; Plaintiffs around the country have scored massive verdicts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Lawsuits alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos fibers that led female plaintiffs to develop cancer could be the latest legal trend with a track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts to make its way to the Philadelphia court system.

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.

Superior Court upholds $2.5 million Risperdal verdict, remands case for punitive damages arguments

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 1, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has unanimously ruled that the first Risperdal case to be decided in the hands of a Philadelphia jury will have its $2.5 million verdict for the plaintiff stand.

Where’s the fire? As usual, it’s in Philadelphia’s courthouse

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 23, 2018

Plaintiffs from out-of-state continue to seek jackpots in Philadelphia court, and an appeals court sees nothing wrong with that.

Former Washington Co. Democratic chair gets good news from Superior Court

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 22, 2018

HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge has vacated a lower court ruling against the former Washington County Democratic Party chairman.

Grane Healthcare Co. loses appeal, motion for protective orders denied

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 19, 2018

A health care company lost its appeal in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Breach-of-contract verdict for Birdsfoot Golf Club is upheld on appeal

By Carrie Salls | Oct 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 10 upheld a jury verdict in a breach-of-contact case involving Lindsay Golf Group Ltd., which does business as Birdsfoot Golf Club, and the E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc.

Superior Court reverses decision favoring Tuscarora Wayne Insurance in coverage dispute over fire

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 18, 2018

HARRISBURG -- The Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed a ruling favoring Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Co. TWIC, which says part of its contract with Hebron Inc. excused it from liability for certain accidents.

Superior Court vacates wrongful termination order favoring former Myers Coach employee

By Carrie Salls | Oct 18, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania threw out a $2,400 ruling entered in favor of a former employee of Myers Coach Lines Inc. and A.J. Myers & Sons Inc. in a wrongful discharge case, according to an opinion entered Oct. 10.

Superior Court affirms $4.5 million award in woman’s lawsuit over lost leg against Temple Hospital

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a $4.5 million award to a woman who sued Temple Hospital and several doctors for failing to diagnose infections after her knee surgery, resulting in the 72-year old woman having her leg amputated above her knee.

Superior Court upholds finding that insurance companies violated consumer protection law

By Chandra Lye | Oct 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has rejected an appeal from insurance companies in a case that found they “deceitfully profited” in a business dealing.

Dissenting judge says out-of-state firefighters' hearing loss lawsuits do not belong in Philadelphia court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 2, 2018

HARRISBURG – In continuing litigation involving firefighters suing siren manufacturers for hearing loss, a panel from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that jurisdiction in the Commonwealth extends to all businesses registered here, no matter if the corporation is listed as foreign or domestic.

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