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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.

Superior Court affirms $4.5 million award in woman’s lawsuit over lost leg against Temple Hospital

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 10, 2018

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a $4.5 million award to a woman who sued Temple Hospital and several doctors for failing to diagnose infections after her knee surgery, resulting in the 72-year old woman having her leg amputated above her knee.

Chipotle can't escape former employee's discrimination suit; Company says he was fired for poor performance

By Charmaine Little | Oct 10, 2018

On Sept. 20, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s motion for summary judgment on a former employee’s claims the popular eatery discriminated and retaliated against him.

Couple lose slip-and-fall case against Williamsport, Lycoming County

By Charmaine Little | Oct 10, 2018

On Sept. 21, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s ruling that granted the County of Lycoming and the City of Williamsport summary judgments after a husband and wife who sued the city and county failed to prove the local agencies were exempt from governmental immunity.

Superior Court upholds finding that insurance companies violated consumer protection law

By Chandra Lye | Oct 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has rejected an appeal from insurance companies in a case that found they “deceitfully profited” in a business dealing.

Dissenting judge says out-of-state firefighters' hearing loss lawsuits do not belong in Philadelphia court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 2, 2018

HARRISBURG – In continuing litigation involving firefighters suing siren manufacturers for hearing loss, a panel from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that jurisdiction in the Commonwealth extends to all businesses registered here, no matter if the corporation is listed as foreign or domestic.

Former Piedmont Airlines employee wins Workers' Compensation claim after slipping on snow

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 24, 2018

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has upheld a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board's award to a former Piedmont Airlines employee who was injured in a company parking lot.

Pennsylvania Superior Court vacates trial court decision in case of missing stop sign

By Chandra Lye | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated a lower court’s decision for summary judgment for a construction company in the case of a car collision due to a missing stop sign.

Pennsylvania court remands case against Pottsgrove School District to hearing official

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The school district was sued by the mother of a former student who has autism, claiming the district denied the student a free appropriate public education.

Federal judge considers Reading bank's motion to dismiss in Auburn couple's breach of contract case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 17, 2018

SCRANTON — A federal judge is mulling a Reading bank's request to dismiss an Auburn couple's lawsuit that claims Santander Bank failed to mark their paid loans as satisfied.

Former Philadelphia firefighter loses Workers' Comp claim after cancer diagnosis

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A veteran Philadelphia firefighter has lost an appeal with the Commonwealth Court in a Workers' Compensation claim that alleges his prostate cancer was a direct result of his occupation.

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.

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