• Swank v. Greenaway

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Non-Profit
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Linhardt
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0320

    The court granted defendant's motion in limine based on insufficient methodology and the use of inherently unreliable data, but declined to limit evidence regarding plaintiff's non-economic damages.

  • Edenfield v. ECM Energy Serv., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Securities Litigation
    Industry: Software | Transportation
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Linhardt
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0317

    Where petitioner was not a record holder of shares in the respondent company at the time he served a verified demand to review financial records, he was not a shareholder within the meaning of 15 Pa.C.S. §1508(b) and, thus, lacked standing to enforce the statute against respondent. The court granted paternal grandmother's petition to intervene.

  • Rauch v. Berry

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0318

    The paternal grandmother of the parties' minor children had standing to intervene in this custody matter where she had assumed the duties of the children's sole parent and had been discharging such duties partially since the children were born and solely since father's incarceration, demonstrating in loco parentis status. The court granted paternal grandmother's petition to intervene.

  • Shaheen v. Williamsport Hosp.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Expert Witnesses
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Linhardt
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0319

    While the reports of defendants' two medical experts overlapped in some areas, the expert reports provided separate perspectives and were, therefore, permissible as corroborative, rather than cumulative, evidence. The court denied plaintiff's motion in limine.

  • In re: WH

    Publication Date: 2021-03-01
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0147

    The court terminated father's parental rights where he had not made any meaningful efforts toward reunification and had not seen the child in over a year.

  • Commonwealth v. Strickland

    Publication Date: 2021-03-01
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Lovecchio
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0146

    The commonwealth caused delay in connection with its request for a continuance, but the court held that the time associated with the continued hearing date was excludable under Rule 600, because the defense did not object to rescheduling the hearing date.

  • Cavalry SPV I, LLC v. Snyder

    Publication Date: 2021-02-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Legal Services
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0116

    Plaintiff correctly argued that defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings was procedurally incorrect where the relevant pleadings had not closed and defendant had not filed anything other than the motion in response to the complaint. The court dismissed defendant's motion.

  • In re: JW

    Publication Date: 2021-02-22
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0117

    Petitioners provided clear and convincing evidence in support of the involuntary termination of mother's parental rights, and the court's concluded that termination would not destroy an existing bond between mother and child.

  • Commonwealth v. Shadd

    Publication Date: 2021-02-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Butts
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 21-0118

    Police had probable cause to search a motor vehicle where defendant made a spontaneous statement which led them to believe there were more drugs in the car in addition to those found on his person; however, there were no exigent circumstances to justify the warrantless search of the vehicle. The court granted defendant's motion to suppress.

  • Beamer v. Bobst

    Publication Date: 2021-01-25
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 20-1397

    The court held father in contempt for failing to ensure that the parties' minor child physically attended school in the Jersey Shore Area School District where a custody order directed the child's attendance there and father had not sought an adequate alternative during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court granted mother's petition for contempt.