Former Philly Anchor Alycia Lane got some good news from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The high court ruled that former KYW Anchor's lawsuit against the station and her onetime coanchor Larry Mendte can proceed to trial.
Last week, the court declined to consider an appeal of a Superior Court decision in February that revived Lane's suit.
Lane alleges that KYW was negligent for failing to stop Mendte when he hacked into her work and personal email accounts, and spread gossip about her to the news media.
Superior Court ruled that a lower-court judge erred when he threw out Lane's case in 2012, after deciding that she intentionally destroyed a laptop computer containing files critical to the station's defense.
The appellate court said KYW and Mendte had failed to prove that any such files existed, and that relevant documents were already preserved and available.
In a statement, KYW said, "We look forward to presenting our case in court, and remain confident that we will prevail at trial."
Mendte could not be reached for comment. He pleaded guilty in 2008 to charges stemming from the hacking and was sentenced to six months of house arrest and probation.
Lane's contract with KYW was terminated in 2008 after a series of incidents, including her arrest in New York City after an altercation with police. She was not charged in that case.
H/T Philly Inquirer