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Sam's Club wins appeal in slip-and-fall case; Woman continued shopping after fall

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 28, 2018

HARRISBURG - A woman who claims she was injured in a Sam's Club store after a fall has lost her appeal.

U.K. court's $3.4 million ruling against international investment firm is upheld by Pa. Superior Court

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An international investment firm has been ordered by a Pennsylvania court to pay more than $3.4 million.

Coal company wins part of appeal in long-term property dispute

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania coal company has won, in part, an appeal of a verdict denying it land rights in a long-standing property dispute.

Pennsylvania court upholds oil and gas development near agricultural area

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 16, 2018

In a decision made Oct. 26, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the trial court’s ruling that affirmed the Allegheny Township Zoning Hearing Board’s decision to allow oil and gas development near an agricultural area.

Court upholds ruling against Colebrookdale residents who received zoning violation

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 16, 2018

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against residents who were issued zoning violations at their property.

Superior Court reverses ruling in employment discrimination case against Mercer County Community Credit Union

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 16, 2018

​The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has reversed the trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment in an employment discrimination case.

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.

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