St. Luke’s Health Network, Inc. v. Lancaster General Hospital

The 3rd Circuit reviewed jurisdiction in civil RICO actions in St. Luke’s Health Network, Inc. v. Lancaster General Hospital. The court held that the plaintiffs stated a claim on which relief could be granted because they alleged that the defendants’ misrepresented the amount of funds they were due under Pennsylvania’s Hospital Extraordinary Expense Program, thereby … Read more

Murray v. American LaFrance, LLC

Several plaintiffs sued a for excessive sound exposure. The defendant manufactures fire engine sirens. Defendant’s main tie to Pennsylvania is that it is registered as a foreign corporation in the Commonwealth; otherwise it has minimal ties to the Commonwealth. When the defendant objected to jurisdiction in preliminary objections, plaintiff tried to justify jurisdiction in more … Read more

Commonwealth v. Tyler

The defendant was convicted of first-degree murder in 1994. His most recent of many PCRA petitions was on appeal in the Superior Court when he filed a a petition seeking DNA testing of evidence under section 9543.1 of the Post Conviction Relief Act. The lower court dismissed that petition for two reasons. First, it dismissed … Read more

Williams v. Wetzel

Williams, an inmate in state prison, filed a petition for review in the nature of mandamus in the Commonwealth Court’s original jurisdiction. He alleged that his rights were violated when he was fired from his job in the prison’s kitchen. Williams was fired after an officer discovered several pounds of sugar concealed in Williams’s boots. The … Read more

AmeriCare Emergenc Medical Service, Inc. v. Orange Twp.

After inspecting AmeriCare’s fleet of emergency medical vehicles, the State’s Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) suspended the plaintiff’s license to operate. Before exhausting administrative remedies, AmeriCare filed an order to show cause for injunctive relief under the New Jersey Civil Rights Act, N.J.S.A. 10:6-1 to -2 (CRA). The trial court granted … Read more

Hope v. Warden York County Prison

#TRO #PreliminaryInjunction #Jurisdiction #Habeas In a fast-moving case, several immigration detainees filed a habeas corpus petition seeking their release based on the COVID-19 pandemic and the conditions of the jails that they were housed in. Without offering the government a chance to respond, the district court issued a temporary retraining order demanding the release of … Read more