PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for Newsweek Magazine claim a defamation suit filed against it earlier this year by the parents of a child supporter of President Donald Trump should be dismissed with prejudice, saying the plaintiffs haven’t met the higher standard of defamation associated with a public figure.
SCRANTON — A New Jersey-based clothing distributor is defending itself against a counter-claim by JC Penney over who is liable for burns suffered by a Luzerne County woman when the nightshirt she was wearing caught fire in 2015.
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge is again considering whether the case of a former partner of Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC, who wants mediation over money he claims the dissolved firm owes him, should continue or go into arbitration, according to recent court documents.
PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a federal judge released Wednesday, a special investigator will not be appointed to the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program to crack down on supposedly fraudulent claims.
HARRISBURG – Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would essentially overrule a 2014 state Supreme Court decision and change asbestos litigation statewide, to plaintiff lawyers' dismay, if it were to pass.
PHILADELPHIA — Unionville-Chadds Ford School District denies most allegations by parents of a former Unionville High School special education student who allegedly engaged in "concerning behavior" over the internet in 2016, which ultimately involved West Coast law enforcement.
HARRISBURG – A soda and sweetened beverage tax that has divided the City of Philadelphia and been the subject of controversy since its implementation is legal, according to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA – In a Philadelphia federal court, Allstate Insurance Company’s effort to dismiss a breach of contract and bad faith action filed against it by a landlord who suffered water damage to his rental properties has not met success.
HARRISBURG – A January 2017 Philadelphia horse race which ended with a narrow victory from the winner did not violate State Horse Race Commission rules, per a recent decision the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – According to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a trial court was right to approve preliminary objections in a negligence-based property damage action, on the basis that the statute of limitations associated with the charges had expired.
PITTSBURGH – U.S. Steel is defending itself against a class action lawsuit alleging pollution from its Clairton Coke Works plant, denying it has made any nearby resident sick or diminished anyone's property value.
PHILADELPHIA – A Munhall woman’s vague complaint alleging death threats against her appeared on the social media pages of a prominent British banker has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
HARRISBURG - The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.'s motion to exclude some expert testimony related to safety safety codes introduced by a woman who allegedly was the victim of an accident at Hersheypark, according to an order entered June 12 by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is seeking a ruling in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in which the plaintiffs requested class certification, claiming, on the university's behalf, that the plaintiffs have not proven that their rights have been violated.
PHILADELPHIA - The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was unsuccessful in an attempt to have witness interviews obtained by a private investigator withheld from a sexual assault case, accoridng to an opinion filed June 7 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed an order from the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County that dismissed a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed against pharmaceuticals companies Cephalon, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., according to an opinion filed June 8.
MEDIA – A filing submitted in a wrongful death and survival proceeding subsequent to a fatal motor vehicle accident in Marple Township asks that a settlement of $130,000 be approved by a Delaware County court.
PHILADELPHIA – Air travelers who feel Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers conduct screenings a bit too close for comfort and pursue lawsuits in response might now find those agents are immune from such claims, given the first ruling from a federal appellate court on the matter.
PHILADELPHIA – In a long-litigated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed, Yahoo has had its verdict of summary judgment upheld by a federal appellate court for a second time, and had the plaintiff’s expert reports excluded.