According to court documents, plaintiff Gary Murray, 57, was rear-ended while driving along 7 Oaks Drive at its intersection with Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia. Murray claimed that the accident caused soft-tissue injuries of the back, neck and shoulder.
A trust will follow the same rules as estates and corporations when it comes to determining whether an attorney is required to initiate or fight litigation, an Adams County Court of Common Pleas judge has ruled.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that a company whose factory burnt down in a fire caused by a furnace has no legal malpractice claim against a Bucks County attorney and his former firm for failing to assert a products liability claim against the furnace distributor.
The question of whether or not spreading a fertilizer made from recycled sewage sludge, known as biosoilids, on a York County farm constitutes a "normal agricultural practice" should be left to a jury, the state Superior Court has ruled.
A federal judge has allowed the estate of a woman who died of hemopericardium in Lankenau Medical Center's emergency room to proceed with a claim against the hospital for failure to screen under the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, finding that the hospital could not adequately articulate its own screening procedure as a defense.
Over fierce opposition, U.S. and Pennsylvania courts have repeatedly held that there is a strong public policy favoring the enforcement of extrajudicial contractual binding arbitration provisions, generally involving the sale of goods and services (as statutorily codified).
Leaders of both houses of the General Assembly are actively discussing some level of liquor privatization as part of the enactment of a state spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, according to several legislative sources.
Trade-secret litigation poses a problem distinct from other types of intellectual property litigation. In litigation over patents, copyrights and trademarks, the asserted intellectual property is publicly filed and its specific contours are clearly identified.
More than three decades have passed since a thoroughbred named Affirmed captured the last Triple Crown in 1978. Nearly the same amount of time has gone by since Pennsylvania has made any significant changes to the 1981 Race Horse Industry Reform Act.
Arguments before the state Supreme Court in a case that is set to determine whether pharmacists have been overcharging attorneys for records focused on the 1998 amendments to the Medical Records Act, attorneys who attended the argument session said.
Severance and separation agreements between employers and departing employees are a standard device in labor and employment law, providing companies with some certainty against future legal claims and former employees with extra salary or benefits or both. But over the last few years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken aggressive action against severance agreements that may restrict the rights of former employees to file charges of discrimination with the agency.
A bill that would eliminate a carve-out in the Crimes Code that some say creates a loophole for intimidating activity during labor strife has been amended by the state Senate in a way that alters its original intent, according to a spokesman for the Republican caucus of the state House of Representatives.
According to the plaintiffs' pretrial memorandum, on Dec. 14, 2011, Perseberanda Espinal Santos brought her 2002 Ford Explorer to an Aamco Transmission Center in Easton, Pa., that is owned by defendant Zrams Inc.
A Montgomery County jury has awarded an orthopedic surgeon $2 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, in a defamation suit against a local newspaper's former parent company and one of the paper's former reporters.
A home rule charter county cannot seek to abolish elected offices and move them to appointed positions without first electing a government study commission to examine the proposed changes, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
Over the past several decades, as they have become increasingly common and conspicuous, billboards also have become a source of land use litigation in both state and federal courts. The legal issues implicated by their regulation are broad, and include First Amendment and exclusionary zoning claims. As a result, local governments seeking to control the location and style of billboards must be sure to navigate carefully when weighing a landowner's or an advertising company's interests against those of the general public.
Is it ethical to be very nasty to a witness or victim at a preliminary hearing for the purpose of having the victim overreact to the lawyer at trial when the lawyer is not treating him or her in the same mean way?
The Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association honored immediate past chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association Kathleen D. Wilkinson with its 2014 Gilbert Nurick Award.
While state Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been locked in high-profile litigation with the lawyers for ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier for more than a year, it now appears that both sides have at least one thing in common: They have both recently called into question the work of former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina.
The Commonwealth Court has yet to decide whether the remaining Act 13 amendments of 2009 to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act can stand following the state Supreme Court's ruling invalidating several provisions as unconstitutional, but that hasn't stopped it from issuing a separate ruling interpreting its original jurisdiction under Act 13 in the meantime.