Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Patricia A. McInerney ruled this afternoon that Inquirer editor Bill Marimow’s firing violated the contract rights of Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, who had opposed Marimow’s dismissal. The Inquirer reports:...Show More Summary
In the case of Votta v. PrimeCare Medical, Inc., PICS Case No. 13-2544 (C.P. Monroe Co. July 11, 2013 Williamson, J.) Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas sustained a Defendant’s Preliminary Objections...Show More Summary
Robert Murray, owner of the Ohio-based coal giant, Murray Energy Corporation, filed a defamation lawsuit against a prominent liberal blogger and The Huffington Post. Filed on September 25 in Belmont County's Court of Common Pleas, Murray's...Show More Summary
In an Opinion and Order, the Court of Common Pleas in Franklin County in the case of Blake v. Progressive Specialty Ins. Co., 31 Franklin Co. L. J. 60 (C.P. Franklin Co. 2013 Herman, J.), denied a Plaintiff-insureds' Motion for Summary Judgment...Show More Summary
by Walter Brasch Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013. Vera Scroggins, a retired real estate agent and nurse’s aide, was in Common Pleas Court for Susquehanna County, Pa., to explain why a temporary injunction should not be issued against her. Before her were four lawyers and several employees of Cabot Gas and Oil, who accused her [...]
In the Monroe County case of Hertzog v. Stafford, LLC, PICS Case No. 13-2524 (C.P. Monroe Co. July 10, 2013 Williamson, J.), Judge David J. Williamson of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas ruled that a Plaintiff’s execution of a...Show More Summary
The Philadelphia Inquirer | Associated Press | WHYY Judge Patricia A. McInerney of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas will listen to arguments next week about whether a lawsuit among the owners of Philadelphia’s newspapers should be heard in … Read more
Luzerne County Courthouse Wilkes-Barre, PA According to an October 21, 2013 Scranton Times Tribune article by Bob Kalinowski entitled "Luzerne County Judges Getting New Assignments," the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas announced...Show More Summary
Elias Acevedo, 49, appearing in orange jail clothes, remained mostly quiet during a brief court hearing in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court this morning. A judge set bond for Acevedo, who is being held in the county jail, at $5 million. He has been indicted on 293 charges.
In the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas case of Campbell v. SafeCo Ins. Co. of Ill., PICS Case No. 13-2525 (C.P. Monroe Co. July 10, 2013 Williamson, J.) Judge David J. Williamson denied a Plaintiff’s Petition to Set Aside an Arbitration...Show More Summary
In the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case of Fullam v. Miller Bros., Inc., PICS Case No. 13-2410 (C.P. Phila. Co. July 22, 2013 Smith, J.), Judge Gregory E. Smith, addressed a number of evidentiary rulings and other issues...Show More Summary
In the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas case of State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Donegal Mut. Ins. Co., XXX Crawford Co. L. J. 52 (2013 Vardaro, P.J.), President Judge Anthony J. Vardaro recently issued an Opinion deciding a dispute...Show More Summary
On October 4, 2013, President Judge Thomas F. Burke, Jr. of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas issued an Order in the case of Garrett v. Griffin and Erie Ins. Exchange, No. 17274 of 2012 (C.P. Luz. Co. Oct. 4, 2013 Burke, J.) granting...Show More Summary
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent COURT CALLS: Senior judges in Pennsylvania are retired judges who serve on a temporary basis in Common Pleas courts. HARRISBURG — Retired judges returning to serve in Pennsylvania courts made $11 million in 2012, an investigation by The Citizen’s Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, says. Pennsylvania allows retired judges, called...
In yesterday's Tort Talk, I reviewed the summary Judgment decision that was entered for a Defendant lessee under the Hills and Ridges Doctrine in a recent decision out of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas under the case of Williams v. Show More Summary
As evidenced in the recent Chester County Court of Common Pleas decision in the case of Hall v. Rite Aid, 61 Chester Co. L. R. 306 (2013 Tunnel, J.), civil litigators across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continue to struggle withShow More Summary
Summary Judgment was entered for a Defendant lessee under the Hills and Ridges Doctrine in a recent decision out of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas under the case of Williams v. Dialysis Prop., 125 Dauphin 270 (May 31, 2013). According...Show More Summary
If you thought it was weird and vaguely inappropriate that the general public knows the name of Amanda Berry's daughter, born while Berry was being held captive by Ariel Castro, well, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge appears to feel similarly. Judge Michael Russo has ordered that the child's name...
(CLEVELAND) — A judge says the name of a girl fathered by a Cleveland man who held her mother captive for a decade will be deleted from the public court record. The decision by Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas Judge Michael...Show More Summary
As noted in a recent Tort Talk blog post, Judge Carmen D. Minora of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas took the middle road in the case of Marion v. Lukaitis while addressing the issue of third parties being in attendance during...Show More Summary