August 7, 2001 |
A federal judge has found merit to charges that a New Jersey health-management company used the trade secrets of another company to win a nearly $50 million contract to administer Pennsylvania's popular prescription-drug program for the elderly. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane ruled last month that First Health Group Corp. is likely to succeed in proving that National Prescription Administrators Inc. of Morris County and David Norton, a former First Health executive, operated in "bad faith" during the state bidding process in 1999.
December 18, 1996 |
Sixteen former clerical and custodial workers have again won back pay, benefits and their jobs after the Commonwealth Court ruled the borough's school district bargained in bad faith in 1993. Three of the court's judges on Monday affirmed previous decisions by the National Labor Relations Board and Bucks County Court, ruling the district must reinstate the members of the Morrisville Educational Support Personnel Association. That decision could cost the district more than $500,000, union members said.
January 14, 2016 |
A battle over the future of a Montgomery County golf course has escalated from a development spat to a litigious missile crisis, with both sides waiting to see who sues first. West Norriton Township commissioners on Tuesday unanimously, if reluctantly, approved a plan to transform the Westover Country Club into a 103-acre sports complex with two picnic pavilions, a banquet hall, five basketball courts, eight tennis courts, five soccer fields, a football field, two swimming pools, and a skateboard park.
March 16, 2015
A Sunday Health section review of Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine , gave the wrong title of Robert Ross, who was deputy city health commissioner when a measles outbreak swept Philadelphia in January 1991. The erroneous title came from the book. The section was printed in advance. A headline in Sunday's Live Life Love section misspelled the name of the restaurant Juniper Commons. The section was printed in advance.
September 24, 1992 |
U.S. District Judge William H. Yohn Jr. yesterday ordered Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. to pay $90,000 in punitive damages to a 42-year-old disabled supermarket bookkeeper whose home in Aldan, Delaware County, was damaged by fire last year. Yohn said the insurance firm acted in "bad faith" by refusing to pay for the contents of the home and emergency living expenses. That, said the judge, caused "disastrous experiences" for Regina Polcelli, whose only income is $332 every other week in workers' compensation.
November 30, 1988 |
When police officers lose or destroy evidence that could help clear a criminal defendant, they do not violate the defendant's constitutional rights unless they acted in "bad faith," the Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The decision, announced by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, was the latest in a recent series of high court rulings providing greater constitutional leeway for the mistakes of law enforcement officers and prosecutors. Three dissenting justices - Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan Jr. and Thurgood Marshall, the court's oldest and most liberal members - attacked yesterday's ruling as a "radical step" that would "provide fewer protections for criminal defendants.
November 24, 2010 |
A Democratic political consultant who organized get-out-the-vote operations on election days for local candidates was sentenced yesterday to five months in a federal lockup for filing a false tax return in 2006. U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin ordered Chester Fulton III, 54, of Narberth, to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on Jan. 7. Upon release from prison, Fulton must serve a year of supervised release, with the first five months under house arrest. He must also pay the IRS more than $107,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties.
February 3, 2000 |
A federal court appeals panel yesterday overturned the lower-court victory of a woman who had sued her auto-insurance company over payment for injuries suffered in a car accident. Cindy Keefe of Lancaster sustained three injuries in an accident involving an uninsured motorist in August 1995. Two of those injuries, to her knee and shoulder, were clearly caused by the accident, but the third, to her wrist, was in dispute because of a preexisting problem with it. In January 1997, after Keefe's lawyer had requested a partial payment for the knee and shoulder injuries, Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Co. agreed to pay Keefe $200,000 for a total settlement.
December 28, 2007 |
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld state Education Secretary Gerald Zahorchak's decision to appoint a new governing board in the Chester Upland School District in March, replacing the Republican-dominated board that had run the district since 2003. The unanimous ruling was handed down yesterday; two justices filed a separate, concurring opinion. Zahorchak declared when he appointed the new board that the 4,200-student Chester Upland district had reestablished a sound financial structure.
March 18, 2013 |
Thousands of U.S. entrepreneurs lost their businesses to the plunging economy and nervous lenders during the madness of the financial crisis. Former Villanova resident Maury Rosenberg was among them, but Rosenberg fought back against U.S. Bank affiliates and won court decisions in Philadelphia and Miami, where he lives in a downtown condo bought for $2.7 million in 2005. A Miami jury found this month in a $6.1 million verdict that U.S. Bank entities acted in bad faith in 2008 when they filed for involuntary bankruptcy against Rosenberg's Philadelphia medical imaging company.