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Court denies care center's motion to dismiss former employee's lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 13, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has denied a motion to dismiss filed by The Maternal Child Consortium LLC, and Associates Home Care Inc.

Plaintiff will be required to bring in expert to validate medical malpractice allegations

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 7, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a trial court’s ruling which required the plaintiff to bring an expert witness in a case of alleged medical negligence.

Philly court denies Johnson & Johnson's motion for interlocutory appeal in Risperdal punitive damages case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has denied a motion from counsel for pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to seek immediate appeal, in a Risperdal case where the possibility of punitive damages being applied remains in play.

Airport Authority's preliminary objections overruled in dispute with Monroe County homeowners

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

An airport authority isn’t entitled to its preliminary objections in a lawsuit that sparked after a couple claimed planes flew too close to their property, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania determined on October 15.

Supreme Court says jury should determine whether medical malpractice case was filed in timely manner

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

HARRISBURG - On Oct. 17, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a lower court erred when it granted summary judgment to a number of health care providers sued for medical malpractice.

Supreme Court resolves jurisdictional agreement, regulations in Philadelphia taxicab case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An ongoing battle between Pennsylvania transportation authorities and taxicabs in the Philadelphia area was settled in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 17.

PABCO denied motion for summary judgment in antitrust case

By Dawn Geske | Nov 2, 2018

The antitrust lawsuit filed by twelve homebuilders for alleged violations of the Sherman Act by seven indirect and direct drywall purchasers has denied summary judgment for the final defendant.

Attack on paint industry spreads to Pennsylvania; Sherwin-Williams asks judge for help

By John O'Brien | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania will be the next battleground in historically hard-fought litigation over lead paint, as private lawyers seeking one-third of possible multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements are teaming with county officials on lawsuits.

Superior Court upholds $2.5 million Risperdal verdict, remands case for punitive damages arguments

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 1, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has unanimously ruled that the first Risperdal case to be decided in the hands of a Philadelphia jury will have its $2.5 million verdict for the plaintiff stand.

Henderson Kitchen receives dismissal of some class-action compensation claims

By Dawn Geske | Oct 30, 2018

A motion to dismiss several counts in a class-action suit regarding employee compensation at a Chinese restaurant has been denied in part and granted in part.

Wegmans Food Markets loses appeal of Workers' Compensation judgment

By Carrie Salls | Oct 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a Workers’ Compensation appeal board's ruling awarding disability benefits and the reimbursement of medical expenses for a Wegmans Food Markets Inc. employee who fell in the store after she was finished working for the day, according to an Oct. 10 opinion.

Triangle Mart seeks to remove its SNAP suspension

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 24, 2018

ERIE — Convenience store owners are suing the United States of America, citing alleged breach of duty.

Where’s the fire? As usual, it’s in Philadelphia’s courthouse

By The Pennsylvania Record | Oct 23, 2018

Plaintiffs from out-of-state continue to seek jackpots in Philadelphia court, and an appeals court sees nothing wrong with that.

Former Washington Co. Democratic chair gets good news from Superior Court

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 22, 2018

HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge has vacated a lower court ruling against the former Washington County Democratic Party chairman.

Grane Healthcare Co. loses appeal, motion for protective orders denied

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 19, 2018

A health care company lost its appeal in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Breach-of-contract verdict for Birdsfoot Golf Club is upheld on appeal

By Carrie Salls | Oct 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 10 upheld a jury verdict in a breach-of-contact case involving Lindsay Golf Group Ltd., which does business as Birdsfoot Golf Club, and the E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc.

Superior Court reverses decision favoring Tuscarora Wayne Insurance in coverage dispute over fire

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 18, 2018

HARRISBURG -- The Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed a ruling favoring Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Co. TWIC, which says part of its contract with Hebron Inc. excused it from liability for certain accidents.

Superior Court vacates wrongful termination order favoring former Myers Coach employee

By Carrie Salls | Oct 18, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania threw out a $2,400 ruling entered in favor of a former employee of Myers Coach Lines Inc. and A.J. Myers & Sons Inc. in a wrongful discharge case, according to an opinion entered Oct. 10.

Not much of fired teaching assistant's discrimination lawsuit left

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 17, 2018

Pregnant teaching assistant Janasia Wadley alleges that workplace discrimination led to her being treated differently and eventually fired.

Court: ADHD didn't cause Penncrest High student's attack on classmate

By Charmaine Little | Oct 11, 2018

On Sept. 17, Judge Berle Schiller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania agreed with a hearing officer's ruling that a Rose Tree Media School District student’s attack on a classmate wasn’t a result of his disability.

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