On Sept. 21, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s ruling that granted the County of Lycoming and the City of Williamsport summary judgments after a husband and wife who sued the city and county failed to prove the local agencies were exempt from governmental immunity.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court News
HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has upheld a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board's award to a former Piedmont Airlines employee who was injured in a company parking lot.
PHILADELPHIA - A veteran Philadelphia firefighter has lost an appeal with the Commonwealth Court in a Workers' Compensation claim that alleges his prostate cancer was a direct result of his occupation.
HARRISBURG — Yvette D. Blassingame unsuccessfully petitioned the court to reverse a Worker's Compensation Appeal Board ruling denying her claims for coverage.
HARRISBURG – A recent ruling from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania deemed state rules used to consider the impact of fracking near playgrounds and recreational facilities as “void and unenforceable.”
HARRISBURG – An appeals court has upheld the firing of a school district employee who served as principal in two elementary schools after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.
HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided June 4 that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network waited too long to file an overdue petition.
PHILADELPHIA – According to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a pair of Democratic Committeemen had no legal standing under Philadelphia’s Election Code to challenge the election of 11 of their fellow committeepersons.
Tower Access Group may be able to develop Fayette Co. cell phone tower after appeals court rules in its favor
PHILADELPHIA — Tower Access Group may be able to move forward with its plan to build a Verizon Wireless cell phone tower, now that the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has supported its appeal.
The legal fight to clean up the contaminated Bishop Tube site will continue, an appellate court ruled on July 25.
An appellate court dismissed a Lycoming County student's lawsuit over her slip and fall on black ice in a school parking lot.
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that an arbitrator exceeded her powers and the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas properly vacated an award involving Pittsburgh police officers.
HARRISBURG — Four Aetna health insurance companies are suing a group of medical facilities, citing alleged fraud and unjust enrichment.
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an order May 17 affirming a workers’ compensation judge's finding that a man injured in a car accident driving to work was not eligible for benefits.
HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reversed part of an inmate’s claims against the State Correctional Institution in Huntingdon for denying the man dental surgery with “deliberate indifference.”
Commonwealth Court upholds denial of unemployment benefits, disputes claimant's rationale for quitting
HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion affirming the Erie Unemployment Compensation Board of Review's decision to deny a woman benefits after she voluntarily left her job to relocate, noting that the woman had failed to show a compelling reason for quitting.
A class action lawsuit filed by a John Doe against the city of Philadelphia for alleged privacy violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995 was remanded by Judge P. Kevin Brobson back to the trial court for further consideration on April 4.
A woman fired from her job as a janitor for a Pennsylvania school lost her appeal of a decision to deny her unemployment claim due to willful misconduct.
A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that a state inmate has no constitutional right to have mail-order pornography delivered to his prison cell, according to a decision filed on April 10 in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
A Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board final order over whether the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education should have to bargain over university employee background checks was affirmed in a recent court order.