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  1. Russell v. WCAB (VW OF AMER.). (1988)

    David Russell (Claimant) appeals from a decision of the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed the referee's decision dismissing Claimant's petition for reinstatement of compensation under The Pennsylvania Workmen's Compensation Act (Act).[1] Issues raised for review are whether the referee's alleged misinterpretation of the medical report submitted on Claimant's behalf constitutes a capricious disregard of competent evidence, and whether the referee enjoys complete, [...]

    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Docket: 2159 C.D. 1986
  2. Bowling v. Office of Open Records (2010)

    This appeal from a Commonwealth administrative agency concerns the recently re-enacted Right-to-Know Law (Law).[1] Brian Bowling (Requester), an employee of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, petitions for review from a final determination of the Office of Open Records (OOR)[2] granting in part his request for records of goods and services the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) purchased with Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security) grant funds. PEMA granted the [...]

    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Docket: 936 C.D. 2009
  3. City of Philadelphia v. WCAB (BROWN) (2003)

    The City of Philadelphia (Employer) petitions for review of a decision of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) denying its Termination Petition and ordering it to pay Judy Quigley-Brown (Claimant) total disability benefits for a left knee injury. We affirm.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  4. Taliaferro v. Darby Tp. Zoning Hearing Bd. (2005)

    Lee Taliaferro and other neighboring residents (collectively, Objectors) appeal an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County (trial court) granting a variance to operate a commercial self-storage facility. Because the Board's findings are supported by substantial evidence, and its determination that Applicant satisfied the criteria necessary to obtain a variance is in accordance with applicable law, we affirm.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  5. Koken v. Steinberg (2003)

    Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P. and Jan A. Lomelle[1] (Deloitte) have filed preliminary objections in the nature of a demurrer to the complaint filed against them by the Liquidator. For the reasons set forth below the Court overrules those objections.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  6. Lee Hosp. v. UNEMP. COMP. BD. OF REv. (1994)

    Lee Hospital (Employer) appeals from an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) which reversed a decision of a referee and granted unemployment compensation benefits to Angela A. Daley (Claimant).


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  7. Myers v. Ridge (1998)

    Before this court are the preliminary objections of Governor Thomas Ridge, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) and Martin F. Horn, Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (collectively, Respondents) to Joseph Myers' pro se petition for review of the decision of the Board denying his application for parole from the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  8. General Elec. v. WCAB (VALSAMAKI) (1991)

    This is an appeal by the General Electric Company (employer) from a decision and order of the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which affirmed a referee's decision granting total disability benefits to Edmund Valsamaki (claimant) pursuant to Section 301(c) of The Pennsylvania Workmen's Compensation Act (Act).[1]


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Docket: Petition for Allowance of Appeal Denied November 13, 1991
  9. Lycoming County Nursing Home v. Com. (1993)

    Lycoming County Nursing Home Association, Inc. (Association) and Lycoming County (County) petition for review of an order of the Department of Labor and Industry's Prevailing Wage Appeal Board (Board) determining that the construction of a nursing home and personal care facility was a "public work," subject to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act (Act).[1] We affirm.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  10. Vinglinsky v. WCAB (1991)

    Joseph S. Vinglinsky (Claimant) appeals from an order of the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board (Board) reversing a referee's decision which dismissed Penn Installation's (Employer) petition for termination. The issue presented for our review is whether Employer is entitled to a grant of termination of Claimant's benefits based upon full payment of specific loss benefits absent the filing of a modification petition alleging that Claimant's total disability has resolved into a specific loss. We [...]

    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  11. Brunswick Hotel & Conference Center v. UNEM. COMP. BD. OF REv. (2006)

    Brunswick Hotel & Conference Center, LLC (Employer) petitions for review of an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) that found Susan Rachor (Claimant) to have had necessitous and compelling reasons to voluntarily quit her job with Employer pursuant to Section 402(b) of the Unemployment Compensation Law (Law)[1] because of the elimination of health care benefits previously provided to her.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  12. Reavis v. PA BD. OF PROBATION AND PAROLE (2006)

    Keith Reavis (Inmate) petitions for review of an order of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) recommitting him to serve 24 months' backtime as a technical and convicted parole violator. Donald T. Gibboney, Esquire (Counsel), Inmate's appointed counsel, petitions for leave to withdraw. Because the issues raised in Inmate's Petition for Review are wholly frivolous, we affirm the Board's order and grant Counsel's petition.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  13. Guthrie v. UNEMPLOY. COMP. BD. OF REVIEW (1999)

    Daniel Guthrie (Claimant) appeals from an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) which affirmed the decision of an unemployment compensation referee (referee) denying Claimant benefits. We affirm.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  14. Mrs. Smith's Ff Co. v. Wcab (Clouser) (1988)

    This is an appeal by Mrs. Smith's Frozen Foods Company (Employer) from a decision of the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board (Board) which awarded disability benefits to Martha Clouser (Claimant) pursuant to Section 108(n) of The Pennsylvania Workmen's Compensation Act (Act),[1] and Section 301(c) of the Act.[2] We affirm in part and reverse in part.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Docket: 1408 C. D. 1987
  15. Walsh v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review (2008)

    Donald C. Walsh (Claimant) petitions for review of an order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board) affirming the Referee's decision denying his claim for unemployment compensation benefits pursuant to Section 402(e) of the Unemployment Compensation Law (Law).[1] We affirm.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Docket: 1492 C.D. 2007
  16. State University v. Wcab (Hensal) (2006)

    This case involves a public employer's reconsidered request for a pension offset against workers' compensation benefits. We are concerned with how an employer proves the extent to which it funded a defined benefit pension plan so as to qualify for the offset. More particularly, must an employer offer evidence of specific past amounts paid by the employer to the plan on account of an employee, or may the employer offer actuarial opinion of its past and future funding to the plan? The issue is of [...]

    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Docket: Decided November 17, 2006
  17. Dept. of Public Welfare v. Kallinger (1990)

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, (Department), Farview State Hospital (Farview), files this Request for Special Emergency Relief asking this Court for a Declaratory Judgment authorizing the involuntary administration of necessary nutrition and medical treatment in order to preserve the safety, health and life of Joseph Kallinger (Kallinger).


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  18. Com., Dept. of Gen. Serv. v. Min. Prod. (2007)

    Was Monsanto Company's (Defendant) product, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) defective, that is, unsafe for its intended use? After a five-week re-trial in this Court's original jurisdiction, a jury impaneled from Northampton County answered this interrogatory in the negative, thereby absolving Defendant from liability for alleged PCB contamination of the former Transportation and Safety Building (Building) in the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
  19. Hughes v. BD. OF PROBATION AND PAROLE (2009)

    Before this Court is the Application for Leave to Withdraw as Counsel (Application) of Kent D. Watkins (Counsel) from the representation of Connel Clayton Hughes (Hughes). Hughes filed a Petition for Review (Petition) of the determinations of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (Board) revoking Hughes' parole and recalculating his sentence.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Docket: 1075 C.D. 2008
  20. Coyne v. WCAB (Villanova University) (2008)

    Both Margaret Coyne (Claimant) and Villanova University (Employer) petition for review from an Order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board). We affirm in part, vacate in part, and remand for the reasons stated below.


    Court: Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

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