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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
HARRISBURG – The Bourough of Montrose had a judgment of damages vacated by the Superior Court of Pennnsylvania.
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.
HARRISBURG - Solar energy company Sunlion Energy Systems Inc. did not demonstrate personal jurisdiction over a Maryland family farm it sued over a solar project.