PHILADELPHIA - A lawsuit filed against Venetian hotel and casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. was transferred to a federal court in Nevada after a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania refused in a Feb. 21 ruling to dismiss the case.
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled on May 23 that a lawsuit filed on behalf of a student suspended, then expelled, by Colonial School District after he was found to be carrying a knife can proceed in federal court.
PITTSBURGH – A trio of retired and current public schoolteachers have initiated potential class action litigation in federal court over the legality of a state law that mandates them to pay “fair-share fees” to the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), its affiliates or a union-approved charity.
HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsors viewed as a reform measure that sought to limit punitive damages in verdicts against nursing homes was defeated in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week.
PHILADELPHIA – A high-profile family feud has come to Pennsylvania federal court, and a both local law firm and one of its attorneys now find themselves accused of ethical misconduct by one of its participants.
PITTSBURGH – A Walmart shopper allegedly injured by a raised section of floor space has subsequently sued the Arkansas-based retail giant for damages connected to the injuries he is said to have incurred.
HARRISBURG — A U.S. national is suing terrorist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, claiming that the group intentinally inflicted emotional distress on him.
PHILADELPHIA – An underlying personal injury action has a construction company seeking indemnification and defense from the Penn National and Travelers insurance companies in a separate, federal court lawsuit.
SCRANTON – A law firm facing a $619 million legal malpractice lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court wants the case dismissed for failure to state a claim and other causes or alternatively, transferred to federal court in New York.
HARRISBURG – According to a ruling from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, regardless if a company doesn’t do much business here, a company registered for commercial purposes in the state effectively consents to the jurisdiction of its state and federal courts.
PHILADELPHIA — Two Freemansburg residents filed a class-action lawsuit against Bethlehem Landfill Co., doing business as Iesi Pa Bethlehem Landfill, citing alleged public and private nuisance and negligence.
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania resident is suing CR Bard Inc, Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc., Dr. Samuel Simone and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital, citing alleged breach of implied warranty of merchantability, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and strict product liability.
PHILADELPHIA — A daughter and estate executrix is suing Dr. Kristina Burns and numerous other medical care providers, including Han Trauma Center and Crozer Chester Medical Center, citing alleged professional liability.