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Defense counsel's withdrawal motion in premises liability case granted due to irreconcilable differences

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 29, 2016, 2:10pm

PHILADELPHIA – Irreconcilable differences, cited as the defining reason from defense counsel to leave a city-based premises liability case in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, have led that withdrawal motion to be approved.

Defense motion to withdraw appearance in crash case denied, removed from deferred status

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 29, 2016, 2:10pm

PHILADELPHIA – While a motion for summary judgment is still in play in a lawsuit revolving around a 2013 car crash, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has denied a defense motion to withdraw appearance and removed the case from deferred status.

Multi-vehicle accident case officially transferred to Berks County Court of Common Pleas

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 29, 2016, 2:08pm

PHILADELPHIA – One of three preliminary objection motions in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has been decided, sending a case revolving around an injurious multi-vehicle collision to the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Woman claims debt collection agency violated law

The Pennsylvania Record Jun. 28, 2016, 5:58pm

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Midland Credit Management, a debt collection agency, claiming violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Auto body prepper says he's owed overtime pay

The Pennsylvania Record Jun. 28, 2016, 5:53pm

PHILADELPHIA — An auto body prepper is suing Marquis Auto Restorations LLC, Jim Klotz and Alan Lewenthal, employers, claiming violation of wage laws.

Woman claims injuries from defective airbag

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2016, 5:49pm

HARRISBURG — A woman is suing General Motors LLC, Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc. and Highland Industries Inc., citing alleged design defect, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, liability, negligence and product liability.

Former housekeeper alleges discrimination

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2016, 5:48pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former housekeeper is suing Traditions of Hanover and Cathy Heimsoth, employer and company executive director, citing alleged discrimination, failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Woman says employer violated wage law

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2016, 5:42pm

PHILADELPHIA — A home health aide has filed a class-action lawsuit against Around the Clock Home Health Care Services, an employer, claiming the company improperly failed to pay her for overtime hours and travel time.

Court rejects physician's claims that Pottstown Memorial violated Anti-Kickback and False Claims Act

Robert Lawson Jun. 28, 2016, 10:04am

PHILADELPHIA – The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected surgeon Alan Cooper's claim that his on-call contract termination by Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (PMMC) violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act.

Car crash case receives Judgment of Non Pros after plaintiff's non-appearance

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 28, 2016, 9:52am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has ruled a motor vehicle accident case would be dismissed and non-prossed for failure to prosecute, resulting in a verdict for the defense.

Third Circuit: Lehigh County Housing Authority did not discriminate against tenant

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 28, 2016, 9:42am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit believed, as did a trial court, that the Lehigh County Housing Authority (LCHA) did not violate the Fair Housing Act (FHA) or Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) when it sent a Bethlehem man notice to leave the premises.

Attorney withdrawal approved, proceedings in daycare injury case to resume in August

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 28, 2016, 9:41am

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel representing a day care facility embroiled in a premises liability lawsuit has been permitted to withdraw from that case, citing a conflict with his client, and activity in the litigation will resume in August.

Woman sues over husband's death in truck-train collision

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2016, 1:00pm

HARRISBURG — A widow is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Clinton Township, Griffith Company and the estate of Howard E. Martin Jr., deceased, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says employer denied accommodation

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2016, 12:53pm

HARRISBURG — A woman is suing PNC Bank NA, a subsidiary of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., an employer, citing alleged disability discrimination and retaliation.

Woman says employer failed to pay overtime

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2016, 12:46pm

PHILADELPHIA — A woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Childfirst Services Inc., an employer, claiming the company failed to properly pay overtime wages.

Woman says employer violated overtime wage law

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2016, 12:41pm

HARRISBURG — A woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against SMG Group LLC, an employer, claiming that as a store manager she was not properly paid for overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.