• Roccograndi v. Martin

    Publication Date: 2019-07-15
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Real Estate | Retail
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0819

    Appellants challenged trial court's confirmation of arbitration awards and a liquidator's report prepared as directed by an arbitration award and the court found the trial court reasonably interpreted the arbitrator's final award to require the liquidator's report be included as part of that award. Affirmed.

  • Marshall v. Brown's IA, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-07-08
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Retail
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Bowes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0779

    Trial court abused its discretion in denying appellant's requested adverse inference jury charge, when store retained less than an hour of video surveillance of the site of appellant's fall despite letter from her counsel asking store to retain more than six hours of video, because there was no legal or factual support for trial court's finding that no relevant evidence was destroyed. Vacated.

  • Meckes v. Godiska

    Publication Date: 2019-07-01
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lehigh County
    Judge: Judge Reichley
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0737

    Plaintiff received the benefit of the bargain in connection with her purchase of a piano, except the court awarded her damages for a minor repair and to reimburse her for tuning services that did not occur.

  • Harty v. Grand-Sasso, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-24
    Practice Area: Civil Rights
    Industry: Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania - Eastern
    Judge: District Judge Joyner
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0723

    Motion to dismiss ADA complaint for lack of standing stayed where further discovery was necessary to uncover underlying facts to establish whether plaintiff faced real and immediate threat of injury from continued ADA violations at defendant's property. Motion to dismiss stayed.

  • Kleiner v. Rite Aid Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-24
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products | Manufacturing | Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania - Eastern
    Judge: District Judge Kearney
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
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    Case Number: 19-0731

    Plaintiffs moved to remand their baby powder-based personal injury case to state court and court found that baby powder manufacturer had not shown that federal court had any "related-to" jurisdiction over the plaintiffs' long pending action because the instant case was not related to non-party talc supplier's bankruptcy proceeding until plaintiff actually had a claim against supplier. Motion granted.

  • Shri Yog, Inc. v. Ultracon, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-17
    Practice Area: Damages | Environmental Law
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Monroe County
    Judge: Judge Williamson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0666

    The collateral source rule and the existence of factual issues precluded summary judgment in this case involving remediation following the failure of an underground storage tank system.

  • Siya Real Estate LLC v. Allentown City Zoning Hearing Bd.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-17
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Commonwealth Court
    Judge: Judge Cannon
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0696

    Although zoning board erred by placing burden on landowner to present evidence regarding "total impact" of proposed use under special exception, objectors had only presented speculative and irrelevant evidence where the proposed use was a permissible use under the zoning ordinance. Order of the trial court reversed, case remanded.

  • Roth v. Target Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania - Eastern
    Judge: District Judge Pappert
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0685

    Plaintiff moved to remand her slip and fall action to state court asserting defendant's notice of removal was untimely and the court remanded because the complaint informed defendant to a substantial degree of specificity that the value of plaintiff's claim exceeded $75,000. Motion granted.

  • Commonwealth v. DiClaudio

    Publication Date: 2019-06-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Strassburger
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0672

    The trial court did not err in imposing a sentence upon defendant where it considered the impact of his crimes on the victims and community, defendant's rehabilitative needs, his prior record and his previous failures to avail himself of rehabilitation opportunities. The appellate court affirmed defendant's judgment of sentence.

  • Battle Born Munitions, Inc. v. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-27
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania - Western
    Judge: District Judge Fischer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0627

    The duties plaintiff claimed the defendant retailer breached through its alleged misrepresentations were created by the express terms of the parties' vendor agreement; therefore, plaintiff's fraudulent inducement and negligent misrepresentation claims were subject to dismissal under the gist of the action and economic loss doctrines. The court granted defendant's motion to dismiss.