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Pennsylvania security guard who fell out of chair loses Workers' Comp appeal

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — Yvette D. Blassingame unsuccessfully petitioned the court to reverse a Worker's Compensation Appeal Board ruling denying her claims for coverage.

Retired union member won't get arbitration after being impacted by new health benefits, Third Circuit rules

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court’s order of arbitration concerning a lawsuit over healthcare benefits for a retired union member.

Court favors Pennsylvania School Boards Association in First Amendment lawsuit

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 5, 2018

Defendant Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s (PSBA) motion for summary judgment in a First Amendment lawsuit has been granted.

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.

Commonwealth Court voids state environmental regulations on fracking near playgrounds

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 28, 2018

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.”

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.

Third Circuit: Former Thomas Jefferson University nurse's termination not discriminatory

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has upheld the dismissal of the litigation filed by a former nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, deciding she had not offered sufficient evidence to show her termination was based on racial discrimination.

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.

Tunkhannock elementary school principal, fired after a second DUI, loses appeal

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 22, 2018

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.

Federal Circuit Court reverses fee collection by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, cites Pa. attorneys' amicus brief

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 21, 2018

LANCASTER – Lawyers from firm Barley Snyder who authored an amicus brief on behalf of the American Bar Association, had that same brief cited when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a landmark decision allowing for collection of attorney’s fees by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

Third Circuit says it has no jurisdiction over man's arbitration dispute with a Chevy dealership

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who sued a Chevrolet car dealership and its owner over allegedly unfair arbitration and court proceedings, and who had that same complaint dismissed from a federal court for lack of jurisdiction, reached that same result in a federal appellate court.

Woman found not guilty in Lower Merion arson case can continue malicious prosecution lawsuit

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. District court judge granted in part a defendant’s motion for summary judgment in a civil rights complaint that stemmed from a 2012 fire that resulted in the arrest of a California woman for arson.

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.

Philly Democratic committeemen lacked standing to challenge election of committee colleagues

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

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.

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