PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania woman has been granted a new trial in her lawsuit against Einstein Medical Center after a jury found even if it was not the cause of her injury, the facility's post-surgery care for her was negligent.
HARRISBURG — The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the rule of capture applies in hydraulic fracturing in the state, but did not answer the question as to whether subsurface fractures across property lines constitute trespass.
HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a lower court did not err when it ordered a new trial for damages in a breach of contract dispute between the assignees of a tavern and an insurance broker.
PHILADELPHIA – Proceedings in a case involving two young Philadelphia boys ages 6 and 8 years old who were allegedly sexually abused by their foster parent’s grandson, have been stayed until at April, due to what counsel referred to as “the unavailability of the plaintiffs.”
HARRISBURG – According to a new ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the state’s Fair Share Act is not supposed to apply strict liability lawsuits such as asbestos cases, so verdicts will be evenly divided among multiple defendants rather than split according to the percentage each defendant is found liable.
PITTSBURGH – Athletes and sports unions suing the City of Pittsburgh over its “jock tax” argue have labeled as incorrect certain arguments the City made - particularly that because it financed the construction of its major sports stadiums through taxpayer funds, it has the right to tax the individuals using the facilities in order to get its money back.
PITTSBURGH – A residential treatment facility for children says molestation claims from a developmentally disabled young man and his parents are baseless and ineligible to be considered for the application of punitive damages.
PITTSBURGH - A class action lawsuit filed in Allegheny County against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) claims the health care provider violated privacy laws by sharing patient information with third parties.
PITTSBURGH – This week, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania heard an appeal to decide if error was made in determining liability during the trial of a woman who initially sued Major League Baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates and other defendants for damages, after being struck by a foul ball during a game in 2015.
PHILADELPHIA – A former operations director for a nonprofit group tasked with assisting the homeless, disabled and mentally challenged who claimed she was unlawfully fired from the organization after reporting alleged financial mismanagement, has settled with her ex-employer.
PITTSBURGH – A man’s appeal of his counsel’s alleged mishandling of his worker’s compensation claim, which he believed to be legal malpractice, was rejected in a state court but will soon be heard by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG — The family of a 25-year-old man stabbed to death by a co-worker at a meat processing plant is eligible for workers compensation death benefits because the man's employer failed to prove his killing was not work-related, a state court recently affirmed.