PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a claim for punitive damages made by a New Jersey tractor-trailer driver against a Pennsylvania-based real estate developer.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal court judge has granted a M&T Bank’s motion to dismiss negligence claims against it, but retained charges for alleged conversion of a financial instrument and banking violations of the Pennsylvania Commercial Code (PCC).
PHILADELPHIA – An HIV-positive man suing Temple University over an alleged fall suffered on the Temple University campus is seeking to prevent his medical diagnosis from being entered into evidence against him by the defense.
PHILADELPHIA – A pair of lawsuits involving customers at local tavern establishments allegedly being assaulted by fellow patrons who were overserved will have motions come before the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas this week.
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman’s lawsuit against the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and four of its doctors, alleging they caused her then-six-and-a-half-month-old son to contract meningitis and suffer brain damage, will have a Frye hearing to determine the admissibility of medical evidence on Wednesday morning.
PHILADELPHIA – Issues of a missing forklift and the scheduling availability of future depositions may require a 90-day extension of the discovery period in a case of alleged negligence filed by a former forklift operator.
PHILADELPHIA – A Merion’s man motion to remand his personal injury lawsuit against an Illinois-based trucking company and related defendants back to state court was officially denied by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has denied the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's motion for summary judgment in a case brought by a former employee who alleged he was subjected to racial discrimination from his supervisor.
HARRISBURG – The Pocono Mountain School District is seeking to overturn a previous ruling made by a State Special Education Hearing Officer binding it to compensate tuition for a minor student’s private and parochial education after leaving the school district.
PHILADELPHIA – Friday, the state Superior Court affirmed an earlier ruling from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, which had granted summary judgment for a former crane operator in a lawsuit brought by a man who claimed he developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure at his workplace.