Pennsylvania Superior Court News

Insurer Must Defend Against Lawsuit Over Drug Overdose, Despite Exclusion

An insurer must defend its policyholders against a lawsuit that alleges their drug-dealer son caused the overdose death of a house guest while they were away, a Pennsylvania appellate court ruled. A three-judge panel with the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled …

Justices Deal Blow to Outdated Claims of Child Sexual Abuse

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse, throwing out a lawsuit by a woman whose lower court legal victory had given hope to others with similarly outdated claims who’d …

Justices Review Priest Abuse Lawsuit’s Ruling on Time Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman’s lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed — a lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since …

Pennsylvania Superior Court Upholds $14.2M Verdict Against UPMC

The Pennsylvania Superior court has upheld a $14.2 million malpractice verdict against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the 2003 death of a 24-year-old accountant whose abscess was misdiagnosed as a brain tumor. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports a court …