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Plaintiff's near two-year delay in pursuing complaint against Aqua Pennsylvania leads to denial of its amendment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court upheld the denial of amendment to a plaintiff’s complaint against the Aqua Pennsylvania water company, charging the lack of specificity in his allegations and undue delay of nearly two years in filing for said amendment, led to that very same denial.

Former research analyst didn't prove Merck engaged in fraud, Third Circuit rules

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court upheld a summary judgment ruling for the Merck pharmaceutical company in opposition to the claims of one of its former research analysts, who claims she was unlawfully terminated after alleging the company engaged in fraud.

Suit alleging U-Haul employee's forklift crash caused injury thrown out

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania agreed with a trial court that an employee of McGrath Technical Staffing could not bring a lawsuit against U-Haul for work injuries because of an agreement signed with his employer, according to a June 22 opinion.

Superior Court reinstates cancer case against Bayer; Widow of Pittsburgh-area golf course employee pursuing the case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 5, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania sent a wrongful death case filed by the administrator of the estate of a golf course employee who died in February 2009 back to a trial court for further proceedings, ruling that the trial court made an error in granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants, including Bayer Cropscience.

Superior Court says companies registered to do business in Pennsylvania consent to its jurisdiction

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2018

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.

Appeal filed in lawsuit over 'Albert the Tree' by children's author

By John Breslin | Jun 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An appeal has been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case in which children's author Jennie Nicassio claims a major publisher and leading company media ripped off her idea in order to publish a strikingly similar book and air a television special.

Estate administrator's appeal of GE and CBS asbestos exposure ruling unsuccessful

By Charmaine Little | Jun 28, 2018

HARRISBURG - An estate executor failed to prove that General Electric and CBS Corp. were liable for a former employee’s death after being exposed to asbestos, as the Superior Court of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a June 12 opinion.

Third Circuit says Boyertown's transgender students can use restrooms corresponding to gender identity

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court recently ruled that transgender students in Boyertown schools may continue to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity, marking a key victory for the LGBT advocacy community and a defeat for their ideological opponents.

Superior Court approves change of venue in Parx Casino personal injury case

By Sandra Lane | Jun 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld the decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County to transfer the venue of a personal injury lawsuit to Bucks County from Philadelphia County, according to a June 12 Superior Court ruling.

Dismissal of Philly wrongful death case affirmed; Lawsuit was filed by Illinois woman

By Sandra Lane | Jun 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court on June 12 upheld a Philadelphia County decision that said an estate representative's wrongful death lawsuit could not be tried in Pennsylvania.

Abington School District still battling with disabled student and parent over IDEA violation claims

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania school district is still going back-and-forth with a disabled student and his parent on whether he received proper education, a dispute that led to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Fracking company's loss could have impact; Superior Court split from previous Texas ruling

By John Breslin | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH - A state appeals court decision is likely to influence development and investment decisions made by companies that use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas.

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