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Unionville-Chadds Ford School District says it did not violate student's 1st Amendment rights over 'concerning' Tweet

By Karen Kidd | Jul 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Unionville-Chadds Ford School District denies most allegations by parents of a former Unionville High School special education student who allegedly engaged in "concerning behavior" over the internet in 2016, which ultimately involved West Coast law enforcement.

Commonwealth Court says arbitrator overstepped authority in Pittsburgh police officers' case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 22, 2018

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.

Pa. Supreme Court rules Philadelphia's controversial soda tax is legal, legislators look to continue fight

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 22, 2018

HARRISBURG – A soda and sweetened beverage tax that has divided the City of Philadelphia and been the subject of controversy since its implementation is legal, according to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

POND LEHOCKY STERN GIORDANO: The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania just handed down a 6-1 decision in favor of injured workers

By Press release submission | Jul 21, 2018

The new PA court decision allows injured workers whose benefits have expired due to an unconstitutional medical evaluation to seek reinstatement.

ROSENN JENKINS & GREENWALD: 2018 “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America”

By Press release submission | Jul 21, 2018

We are proud to announce that Atty. Rick Russo, the Chairman of our Firm’s Personal Injury Practice, has been named a 2018 Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury.

BARLEY SNYDER: Brian Korman Named to Lancaster-Area Board

By Press release submission | Jul 20, 2018

Barley Snyder associate Brian A. Korman has been named to the board of directors of Bench Mark Program, a Lancaster-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth.

Allstate doesn't get dismissal of breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit filed against it by apartment landlords

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a Philadelphia federal court, Allstate Insurance Company’s effort to dismiss a breach of contract and bad faith action filed against it by a landlord who suffered water damage to his rental properties has not met success.

Court won't take Big Saver's win in disputed 2017 horse race

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – A January 2017 Philadelphia horse race which ended with a narrow victory from the winner did not violate State Horse Race Commission rules, per a recent decision the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

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.

Consumer accuses Global Credit & Collection of deceptive practices

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 19, 2018

SCRANTON — A consumer is suing Global Credit & Collection Corp., 10 unnamed individuals and three unnamed companies, claiming the defendants failed to give notice of their collection activities.

Estate executor accuses Manorcare Health Services - Whitehall of negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A surviving nephew is suing Manorcare Health Services - Whitehall Borough, citing alleged negligent supervision of residents.

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY: Pennsylvania Government Relations Duo Helps Clients Overcome Challenges and Bring Utility Ratemaking Bill to Fruition

By Press release submission | Jul 18, 2018

Government Relations professionals Stephen DeFrank, Senior Advisor, and Deborah Suder, Senior Principal, served as a driving force behind the enactment of HB 1782, which recently became Act 58 of 2018 in Pennsylvania.

Former employee claims Lacroix Restaurant fired him because of disability

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing Hersha Hospitality Management, doing business as Lacroix Restaurant at the Rittenhouse Hotel, citing alleged wrongful termination.

Customer accuses Studio Movie Grill of negligence following injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2018

MEDIA — An Upper Darby woman is suing movie theater Studio Movie Grill Holdings LLC, citing alleged negligence in keeping its premises safe for the public.

Bar patron claims Flats on Carson employee assaulted him

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A customer is suing Blair Trio Enterprises LLC, doing business as The Flats On Carson, and an employee, citing alleged negligent infliction of emotional distress and assault and battery.

U.S. Steel says it owes nothing to Allegheny Co. plaintiffs suing over alleged pollution at Clairton plant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH – U.S. Steel is defending itself against a class action lawsuit alleging pollution from its Clairton Coke Works plant, denying it has made any nearby resident sick or diminished anyone's property value.

Third Circuit tosses vague lawsuit alluding to death threats allegedly made by family of prominent British banker

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Munhall woman’s vague complaint alleging death threats against her appeared on the social media pages of a prominent British banker has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Hershey must face allegations of unsafe stairs in a lawsuit over a wave runner

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jul 18, 2018

HARRISBURG - The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.'s motion to exclude some expert testimony related to safety safety codes introduced by a woman who allegedly was the victim of an accident at Hersheypark, according to an order entered June 12 by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo.

AG Shapiro defends Lock Haven University against class action filed by female athletes

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jul 18, 2018

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is seeking a ruling in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in which the plaintiffs requested class certification, claiming, on the university's behalf, that the plaintiffs have not proven that their rights have been violated.

Customer blames P&R Discount Grocery for slip-and-fall injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 17, 2018

SCRANTON — A customer is suing P&R Discount Grocery, P&R Discounts and P&R Discount Foods, citing alleged negligence in keeping their store's entrance and exit area safe.

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