BLF has extensive experience in the federal and state appellate courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other jurisdictions. We have handled appeals which originated from cases where BLF served as trial counsel, as well as appeals in which another firm served as trial counsel and we were retained for the appeal.
Our representative cases in this area include:
Daquilante v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board) (Pa. Commonwealth Ct. 2022). BLF successfully showed that the provision in the WC Act that allows an award of specific loss benefits for serious and permanent disfigurement of the head, neck or face, but not for disfigurement of the legs, does not violate the Remedies Clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution, and does not violate equal protection principles in the state and federal constitutions. … Read More
Stoshick v. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. and Indemnity Insurance Company of North America (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board)(Pa. Cmwlth. Ct. 2022). BLF successfully showed that applying Section 1 of Act 111 of 2018 to a workplace injury that occurred prior to the Act’s effective date did not violate the Remedies Clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution. … Read More
In re: Petition for Enforcement of Subpoenas Issued by the Hearing Examiner in a Proceeding Before the Board of Medicine (Pa. Supreme Court 2019). BLF successfully obtained a ruling that the Commonwealth Court lacked jurisdiction to enforce subpoenas issued by a medical disciplinary hearing examiner at the request of a physician who sought records of mental health care treatment rendered by other providers. ...Read More
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. v. Core Tech Solutions, Inc. (N.J. Appellate Court 2013). BLF successfully defended a small R&D tech company against claims of breach of the obligation to negotiate in good faith. ... Read More
D'Amico v. ACE Financial Solutions, et al. (Conn. Supreme Ct. 2013). BLF successfully obtained dismissal of all claims against our clients, a workmen's compensation insurer and its third party claims administrator, in an appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court. ... Read More
R & J Holding Company v. The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Montgomery (3d Cir. 2011). BLF obtained a precedent-setting appellate ruling that the taking of plaintiff's property title during the five years while unlawful condemnation proceedings were pending was a "per se taking." ... Read More
Walnut Street Associates v. Brokerage Concepts (Pa. Supreme Ct. 2011). In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that truthful statements, even if made with intent to harm, cannot support a claim of tortious interference with contract. ... Read More
Interstate Realty Management Company v. Community Realty Management Company (N.J. Superior Ct. 2009). BLF attorneys won a multi-million dollar verdict for our client in this breach-of-contract case between two real estate management companies. The case concerned an agreement to share management commissions ... Read More
Estate of Ortlieb v. Hudson United Bank (3d Cir. 2005). BLF obtained a summary judgment for the defendant bank, on plaintiff's claim seeking damages for failure to mark his mortgages satisfied. ... Read More
Sons of Thunder v. Borden, Inc. (N.J. Supreme Ct. 1997). In this case of first impression, the New Jersey Supreme Court recognized a cause of action for breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing. . ... Read More
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