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Doe v. Bright Horizons Child. Ctr., LLC

The Pennsylvania Superior Court tackled forum non conveniens in the context of a negligence action involving a child's suit against his daycare relating to persistent abuse. The abuse happened at the defendants' facility in Berks County. The trial was scheduled in Philadelphia. The defendants moved to transfer the matter to…

Doe v. Bright Horizons Child. Ctr., LLC
Pennsylvania Superior Court

The Pennsylvania Superior Court tackled forum non conveniens in the context of a negligence action involving a child’s suit against his daycare relating to persistent abuse. The abuse happened at the defendants’ facility in Berks County. The trial was scheduled in Philadelphia. The defendants moved to transfer the matter to Berks County. They claimed that… Continue reading Doe v. Bright Horizons Child. Ctr., LLC

Rahn v. Consolidated Rail Corop.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Rahn v. Consolidated Rail Crop., the Pennsylvania Superior Court revisited the issue of forum non conveniens. A former trainmaster filed suit against the defendant, claiming that his cancer resulted from exposure to toxic chemicals at work and that the defendant was negligent in failing to provide him with a reasonably safe workplace. The trainmaster… Continue reading Rahn v. Consolidated Rail Corop.

Lyndes v. Penn Central Corp.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Lyndes v. Penn Central Corp., the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s order, which granted Penn Central’s motion to dismiss based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens. The Court ruled that the trial court properly weighed the private and public factors using the correct evidentiary burden.

Burnet v. Penn Central Corp.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Burnet v. Penn Central Corp., Appellant, who is the personal representative for the estate of the decedent, appealed from an order granting Penn Central Corp.’s motion to dismiss the complaint filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia Co. based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens, for re-filing in a more appropriate… Continue reading Burnet v. Penn Central Corp.

Hurt v. Penn Central Corp.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Hurt  v. Penn Central Corp., Appellant, who is the personal representative for the estate of the decedent, appealed from an order granting Penn Central Corp.’s motion to dismiss the complaint filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia Co. based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens, for re-filing in a more appropriate… Continue reading Hurt v. Penn Central Corp.

Stevens v. Penn Central Corp.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Stevens v. Penn Central Corp., Appellant, who is the personal representative for the estate of the decedent, appealed from an order granting Penn Central Corp.’s motion to dismiss the complaint filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia Co. based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens, for re-filing in a more appropriate… Continue reading Stevens v. Penn Central Corp.

DeAngelis v. Penn Central Corp.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In DeAngelis v. Penn Central Corp., Appellant, who is the personal representative for the estate of the decedent, appealed from an order granting Penn Central Corp.’s motion to dismiss the complaint filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens, for re-filing in a more appropriate forum.… Continue reading DeAngelis v. Penn Central Corp.

Failor v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Failor v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated an order from the Court of Common Pleas that had dismissed a slip-and-fall complaint based on  42 Pa.C.S. § 5322(e) and forum non conveniens. The injury occurred at a FedEx site in Maryland, but the injured employee lived in Pennsylvania and was about… Continue reading Failor v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.

Ficarra v. Consol. Rail Corp.
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Ficarra v. Consol. Rail Crop., the PA Superior Court, dealt with multiple railroad companies’ appeal in an eight-case consolidated Federal Employers’ Liability Act action. The railroad defendants sought to dismiss the complaints based on Pennsylvania’s forum non conveniens statute, 42 PA.C.S. § 5322(e). More specifically, the Court considered whether the railroad defendants presented sufficient… Continue reading Ficarra v. Consol. Rail Corp.