Superior Court of Pennsylvania News

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.

Superior Court upholds venue decision in med-mal case over childbirth gone wrong

By Chandra Lye | Sep 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has sided with a trial court over a question of venue in a medical negligence case.

Pennsylvania Superior Court vacates trial court decision in case of missing stop sign

By Chandra Lye | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated a lower court’s decision for summary judgment for a construction company in the case of a car collision due to a missing stop sign.

Court rules in favor of West Chester homeowner’s association sued by woman who slipped on fallen branches

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 5, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a ruling relieving Indian King Residents Association (IKRA) of liability for a resident’s injuries.

Pittsburgh-area firefighters lose hearing loss lawsuit, couldn't prove different sirens would protect motorists

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 28, 2018

HARRISBURG – According to a majority panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a group of Pittsburgh firefighters did not prove that a different design for a fire truck siren they say permanently damaged their hearing would have been safer.

Superior Court vacates $100K judgment against Borough of Montrose; New trial will recalculate damages owed to landlord

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 24, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Bourough of Montrose had a judgment of damages vacated by the Superior Court of Pennnsylvania.

Pa. court says solar company's Lancaster Co. lawsuit against Md. farm is in wrong jurisdiction

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 22, 2018

HARRISBURG - Solar energy company Sunlion Energy Systems Inc. did not demonstrate personal jurisdiction over a Maryland family farm it sued over a solar project.

Court ruling favors Ski Roundtop after it was sued by tuber

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 21, 2018

HARRISBURG – A couple has lost an appeal to a summary judgment against a ski resort operator due to failure to claim injuries due to negligence.

Superior Court vacates appeal of attorney busted for running poker game

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2018

HARRISBURG – An attorney whose home was once raided by state police authorities for overseeing illegal poker games and then opposed repayment of more than $17,000 in legal fees to his former counsel, finds himself drawing a busted flush after having his appeal declared null and void by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Grane Healthcare to face claims in $2.2M case against Providence Care Center

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania partially upheld an order granting a new trial in a negligence case filed against Providence Care Center.

New trial for med-mal plaintiff suing University of Pennsylvania

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 9, 2018

A former patient of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital will receive a new trail in a medical malpractice case, an appellate court ruled.

Out-of-staters have lawsuits against CSX tossed from Philadelphia court

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled a trial court abused its discretion when it failed to consider that the two CSX railroad workers are not residents of Pennslyvania.

Ford brake parts not responsible for asbestos-related death, appellate court rules

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 7, 2018

The widow of Pittsburgh resident, who claimed asbestos exposure killed him, lost her appeal in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on July 23.

Superior Court denies former doctor's request for a new trial over employment contract

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 7, 2018

A radiology doctor will not receive a new trial in a dispute over his early termination, an appellate court ruled.

Patient's appeal of malpractice trial result not valid, rules Superior Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 30, 2018

HARRISBURG – A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania threw out the post-trial appeal of a plaintiff who filed a medical malpractice complaint against Philadelphia-area doctors for reasons of jurisdiction, due to the trial court not having entered a final judgment on the case’s verdict.

Federal judge throws out damages motion seeking $1.5 million against Pa. and La. law enforcement and court officials

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 25, 2018

ALLENTOWN – A federal judge has thrown out a motion from a Louisiana man seeking $1.5 million in damages from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Berks County Court of Common Pleas Clerk, the Bossier City, La. Police Department for allegedly violating his rights U.S. Constitution through incarcerating him based upon forged documents.

Statute of limitations on appeal filing gets negligence suit against storage facility dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – According to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a trial court was right to approve preliminary objections in a negligence-based property damage action, on the basis that the statute of limitations associated with the charges had expired.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia must turn over PI's witness interviews in sexual assault lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was unsuccessful in an attempt to have witness interviews obtained by a private investigator withheld from a sexual assault case, accoridng to an opinion filed June 7 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

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