2303 Bainbridge v. Steel River Bldg. Sys

In 2303 Bainbridge v. Steel River Building. Sys., the Superior Court held that venue for the parties’ arbitration was proper in Philadelphia Co. because multiple hearings were held there before the defendants filed a petition in connection with the matter in Montgomery Co.

Kurach v. Truck Ins. Exch.

In Kurach v. Truck Ins. Exch., the PA Supreme Court held that an insurer is permitted to withhold the general contractor’s overhead and profit from any actual cash value payment until the insured undertakes repairs of the damaged property, even though the services of a general contractor were reasonably likely to be needed to complete … Read more

Skuse v Pfizer

In Skuse v. Pfizer, the Supreme Court upheld Pfizer’s arbitration clause, which the company sent via email to its employees. The Court ruled that Pfizer’s communication informed Skuse that if she remained an employee with the company for more than sixty days after her receipt of the communication, she was deemed to have assented. Moreover, … Read more

Investors Bank v. Torres

In the case of Investors Bank v. Torres, Torres signed a promissory note, which was secured by a mortgage, with CitiMortgage. Torres defaulted but then CitiMortgage discovered that it had lost the original note but had retained a digital copy. CitiMortgage assigned the mortgage and its interest in the note to Investors Bank. When Investors … Read more

SDO v. Donahue

Donahue appealed from the order, which denied his petition to strike and/or open the confessed judgment entered in favor of SDO. On appeal, Donahue argued the subject confessed judgment was infirm because the warrant of attorney was “exhausted” by previous use of the warrant to confess judgment against him. The Superior Court noted the warrant of … Read more

Rullex v. Tel-Stream

Rullex hired Karnei, whose small business was named Tel-Stream, and subcontracted cell-tower work to Karmei. As part of the contract, Karmei signed a non-compete agreement (“NCA”). However, Karmei signed the NCA sometime after he had begun working for Rullex. When Rullex learned that Karmei’s company was working for one of Rullex’s competitors, Rullex sued, alleging … Read more

In re NFL Players’ Concussion Injury Litig.

This lawsuit was the latest in a series of actions related to a settlement agreement (the“Settlement Agreement”), which seeks to address the claims of former players who believe they suffered brain damage while playing football. The purpose of the Settlement Agreement is to provide monetary awards to former players who receive a qualifying diagnosis after following … Read more

Lewis v. Lewis

This appeal involved the validity of a post-nuptial settlement agreement. After Husband petitioned for enforcement of the settlement agreement, Wife counter-petitioned claiming, amongst other things, that the agreement is not enforceable because she signed it under duress. The trial court invalidated the agreement. Husband appealed. The Superior Court noted that the importance of the determination … Read more

Norman v. Elkin

Norman sued Elkin on a variety of tort and contract claims. After two trials and two appellate remands, the District Court found in favor of Norman on two claims and in favor of Elkin on the others. Both sides appealed. The Third Circuit Court reversed on one aspect of Norman’s contracts claim. In all other … Read more