HARRISBURG — Four Aetna health insurance companies are suing a group of medical facilities, citing alleged fraud and unjust enrichment.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court News
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.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has been granted a new trial in a case involving an employee who claims that he suffered injuries after receiving an electrical shock by a railcar, according to a decision filed on April 5 in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
Sen. Scarnati appeals federal judge's order to pay League of Women Voters for costs of gerrymandering challenge
A state senator is appealing a federal judge's order earlier this month to pay more than $29,300 to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania in reimbursement for the fees and costs of its successful gerrymandering challenge.
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appellate court has reversed a decision by the State Horse Racing Commission to disqualify the winning horse in a race held at Philadelphia PARX in 2016, according to a decision filed on April 9 in the Commonwealth Court.
Commonwealth Court rules that marijuana company is ‘premature’ in appealing denial of permit; Ruling issued on 4/20
HARRISBURG — A company that challenged Pennsylvania’s marijuana permitting process after losing its bid for a permit last year was too quick to seek remedy through the state's courts, according to a recent ruling filed on April 20 in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
A Pennsylvania appellate court has upheld a decision by the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review to award unemployment compensation to a woman who quit her job because she feared for her personal safety, according to a ruling filed on April 5 in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals court recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to grant separate motions for summary judgment filed by a health care provider and the City of Philadelphia, which had been accused of denying a woman employment because of her race and criminal background.
After four years on the job, counselor Dana Crall was terminated for allegedly falsifying her mileage reimbursement requests. She was subsequently denied unemployment benefits, too.
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a decision by the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (UCBR) to deny unemployment benefits for a former Internal Revenue Service employee after she voluntarily left her position to participate in a religious convocation in China, according to a decision filed on March 13.
HARRISBURG – The state Commonwealth Court has upheld an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review order that denied unemployment compensation to a former Arro Consulting employee who quit her job as a result of issues related to breaks and leave that allegedly were needed to cope with narcolepsy and migraines, according to a March 9 opinion written by Judge Anne E. Covey.
HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a previous ruling from a three-judge panel of the same court that found American Electric Power Service Corp.’s sale of electricity to the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) is not tax-exempt, according to an opinion authored by President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt on March 15.
HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review decision that denied a former Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries employee’s request for payment of unemployment benefits after she was fired for allegedly falsifying mileage reimbursement requests, according to an opinion filed on March 13.
HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has overturned an Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) administrative order that required B&R Resources LLC and managing member Richard F. Campola “to plug 47 abandoned oil and gas wells in Erie County and Crawford County,” according to an opinion filed on March 15.