Articles by Mark Scolforo

Penn. Court: Caregiver Mother Stabbed by Son Deserves Workers’ Comp

A state appeals court ruled on Jan. 8 that a western Pennsylvania woman who was paid to help care for her disabled adult son in her home deserves workers’ compensation after he tried to kill her by slashing her throat …

Pennsylvania Nears Final Vote on Tort Reform Bill

People who are awarded civil judgments against multiple parties would no longer be able to collect all of it from any single defendant under a bill that Pennsylvania Republicans in the state House moved near to a final vote on …

Pennsylvania Ordered to Add Millions to Malpractice Fund

A state court has ruled that Pennsylvania has mishandled a fund to help physicians pay malpractice premiums and ordered the state to transfer hundreds of millions of dollars out of its general fund to resolve a pair of lawsuits. Commonwealth …

Defamation Award Reviewed over Crooked Pennsylvania Judges’ Role

A $3.5 million defamation verdict against The Citizens’ Voice. newspaper will be reviewed because of the role in the case played by two former judges at the center of a juvenile justice scandal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled. The …

Ex-Pennsylvania Mayor Loses Bid to Have Legal Costs Paid

A divided Pennsylvania state appeals court says the city of Erie and its insurance carriers aren’t obligated to pay the legal bills of the city’s former mayor. Commonwealth Court said the city and insurers don’t have to reimburse Richard Filippi …

Gorton’s Says Pills Found in Pennsylvania Fish Fillets Harmless

Gorton’s Inc. said Monday that the pills a Pennsylvania family reported finding in their fish fillets were harmless over-the-counter herbal supplements. The incident remains an isolated case and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is leading the investigation, Gorton’s spokesman …

Suspension of Pa. Judge Charged with Insurance Fraud Questioned

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision last month to suspend an appellate judge who had just been indicted on federal insurance fraud charges has renewed debate over a constitutional question: Does the high court really have that power? The justices said …

Pa. High Court Denies Reinstatement of Liability Award Law

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected an effort by two high-ranking Republican lawmakers to revive a business-friendly law that would have altered how civil lawsuit awards are paid. In a one-sentence order released on Sept. 29, the court ruled unanimously …