• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In re: DD1, DD2, DD3

    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: 20-1398

    The court terminated father's parental rights pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. §2511 where he failed to, among other things, perform parental duties with regard to his three children for a period of at least six months and make every effort to have a relationship with his children. The court recommend affirmance of its order terminating father's parental rights.

  • Evans v. Lavallee

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

    Case Number: 20-1399

    Plaintiff's punitive damages claims against two individual defendants involved in a surgical procedure to remove basal cell carcinomas were sufficient where the claims were supported by allegations of defendants' purported conscious disregard of known risks of harm. The court overruled defendants' preliminary objections in part.

  • Hill v. Hill

    Publication Date: 2021-01-18
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 20-1391

    A third party failed to establish that she stood in loco parentis with regard to a minor child, so the court denied her motion to intervene in the custody proceeding.

  • Leonard v. Kershner

    Publication Date: 2020-12-28
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 20-1309

    The court rejected plaintiff's request for relief under the Protection from Abuse statute, and plaintiff failed to demonstrate she was entitled to prevail on appeal.

  • N. 4th St., LLC v. Stanish

    Publication Date: 2020-12-28
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lycoming County
    Judge: Judge Tira
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 20-1311

    The court rejected defendants' motion for a change of venue, but it granted the motion to coordinate two pending actions into a single proceeding.