Pa. Appeals Court To Rethink Jurisdiction In NYC Siren Suit

By Matt Fair (December 12, 2018, 6:00 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has ordered an en banc rehearing after a three-judge panel ruled in September that a siren manufacturer's registration to do business in the state allowed the Philadelphia County court to preside over hearing-loss claims brought by a group of New York City firefighters.

The state's Superior Court threw out the panel's decision on Friday and said that the entire bench would consider the issue, one in a series of cases over jurisdiction for out-of-state plaintiffs that Pennsylvania appeals courts have considered in the last year, anew.

The court did not comment on the case in accepting it...

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